Gain professional development and networking through attending our series of events planned for undergraduate and graduate students.

Some of the benefits of participating in these programs:

  • low commitment – you chose when and what you want to be involved in
  • great resume builders – leadership, public speaking, presenting, teamwork, volunteering, mentoring, outreach, service, commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • professional development & career advice
  • networking & community building – make your experience at K-State more enjoyable and successful through the help and support of your peers

Each semester, we offer:

  • Career Chats - meet with and learn from women in various professional careers. These round-table luncheons include a 15-20 minute talk, followed by an informal Q&A session. Lunch is provided.
  • Professional Development - these opportunities vary in topic and format, but are designed to provide participants with valuable skills and knowledge they can apply within their careers.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - host a high school student interested in STEM majors and careers for the day! The student shadows you for a day, gaining a sense of what its like to be a K-State student.
  • Employment Opportunities - serve as a mentor during Saturday Workshops or Summer Workshops. In either case, mentors guide middle- or high-school students through series of workshops hosted by K-State Faculty and staff.
  • KAWSE Ambassadors - the KAWSE Ambassadors is a student organization focused on visiting local high schools and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. The group meets bi-weekly throughout the semester.

Is there a topic or event that would be useful to you? We are always looking for suggestions for Career Chat or Professional Development sessions. Contact us at any time via email at

Fall 2022 Events

Career Chat with Jamie Bosse on November 10, 2022 at 10:00-11:00am in the Student Union Room 202

Networking Dessert Social on November 28, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Student Union Wildcat Chamber

Career Chat Panel with UltraElectronics ICE. Inc. on December 2, 2022 at 12:00-1:00pm in the Student Union Room 226


Employment Opportunities

Serve as a mentor during one of our GROW Saturday Workshops. Mentors play an important role in the success of these programs by acting as a chaperone, role model, and leader. Mentors are assigned a group of 8-12 middle school students and lead them through a schedule of activities laid out when students register. These positions are available each semester. Mentors are paid $9.00/hour; a background check is required. More information is available on our Employment Page.


Volunteer Opportunities

Shadow Days

Fall Dates Announced Soon

Inspire high school students who are considering STEM majors and careers! We’re looking for volunteers to host a high school student for a "day in the life" event. Volunteers are paired with high school students based upon similar interest in major. Together, they will attend classes, tour campus and eat lunch at the K-State Student Union. For complete details and to apply, visit our Volunteer page.



Fall Meeting Dates Announced Soon

New/interested members are welcome! This organization is for undergraduate & graduate students. Our goal is to be low-commitment while having a high impact. This group focuses on supporting girls’ interest in STEM through visits to local middle/high schools. It is also a great place to meet other women in STEM at K-State, like yourself, and participate in professional development and other volunteer outreach opportunities. To be added directly to the KAWSE Ambassadors mailing list, contact Allison Drouhard, Secretary.


We want to hear from you!

KAWSE would like to plan programs and events tailored to your needs and interests as women in STEM fields at K-State. If there is something you wish you knew more about or an event you feel like you could benefit from, please reply to this message and share your idea(s). We appreciate your feedback!

Career Fairs, Resume Critiques, & More

Visit K-State’s Career Center website to check the dates of upcoming Career Fairs. You can also drop by in the afternoons for a quick look over your resume, or schedule an appointment with an advisor for a more in-depth review. The Career Center offers a variety of services to support you in your professional endeavors!