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Women in Engineering Alumnae Blog Posts

WE@RIT recognizes the wisdom and experiences of our alumnae and the valuable advice they have to share with our current students. If you are an alumna of KGCOE and have a topic you’d like to blog about, please e-mail with your name, major, year you graduated and a description of your proposed topic. We encourage alumnae to share their blog posts across their professional networks. If you are a student in KGCOE and have a suggestion for a topic you’d like to learn more about from our alumnae, please tell us more at

  • Michelle Garofalo, '15
    Mechanical Engineering BS/ME

    College can be a stressful time. There are exams, projects, day to day assignments and homework that all need to be completed simultaneously. “Is there an end in sight to this?” or “Will I ever be ahead of it all?”  If you ask these or similar questions, know you are not alone.

    Kailey Bradt '15
    Chemical Engineering BS

    One of the first questions I am always asked when I hand someone my business card or introduce myself is, “You’re an engineer?” As a 22-year-old female engineer, the way I present myself continues to be extremely important in the workplace.

    Amanda Weissman '09
    Electrical Engineering BS & Materials Science and Engineering MS

    When you’re a student, it’s easy to continue learning and developing your skills. Classes and extracurriculars are abundant, in addition to speakers and many other opportunities. After graduation, these opportunities are a little harder to find (and after 18 years of school, you may not be driven to search them out).

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