WISE logo with owl wearing graduation capWISE is a program to enhance your second year in the Cockrell School of Engineering and focuses on three principles: thrive, connect, and lead. All second-year and new transfer students are automatically included in the program. Our goal is to support you during your academic journey and provide you with academic, social, and career-related resources to enhance your experience, as well as a network of peers to connect with during the year. 

WISE consists of:

  • 8 peer coaches to serve as mentors & guides
  • Weekly office hours to connect with peer coaches
  • Welcome/Kickoff Event
  • Walk Your Classes (peer-led & before classes begin) to learn more about campus & where things are
  • Open house events in Texas Inventionworks (with food!) to play, create & get comfortable with equipment
  • WISE-only socials (with food, fun & friends)
  • Mini WISE workshops
  • Early registration access to all other WEP events, programs and workshops such as Evening with Industry events, Consider Every Option dinners and the Women Changing the World event
  • Informal interest groups centered around themes and hobbies led by peer coaches
  • Informal research and project-based teams working on solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • WISE participation scholarships
  • WEP Swag 

A WISE Canvas group to provide you with a WEP ROAD (Resources for Ongoing Advice and Development) map for your second year, shared monthly to serve as a guide each month with resources, self-reflections and prompts to help you determine your best path:

    • August - Grit & Resilience
    • September - Career Focus & EXPO Preparation 
    • October - Self-Care & Mental Health
    • November - More Self-Care & Mental Health
    • December/January - Reflection & Goal Setting
    • February - Love Your Career / Major
    • March - Mindset Madness
    • April - Summer Career Planning

Through WISE, our hope is that you can reflect on your academic, career and leadership goals so that you can position yourself for the best opportunities and experiences as well as form lasting friendships and connections.