Rowan SWE and PSEG develop mentoring partnership

The Rowan University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the PSEG Nuclear chapter of U.S. Women in Nuclear (WIN) are pleased to announce they have developed a mentoring partnership that will allow students in Rowan Engineering to work with professionals at PSEG in numerous ways.

One of the strategic objectives of the PSEG Nuclear chapter of WIN is to enhance understanding and awareness of the value of nuclear energy and technology, which WIN aims to achieve through community service and outreach initiatives. PSEG also is exploring ways to increase the diversity of its workforce in support of their strategic diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

Rowan alumna Emily Bauer, MBA ’14, reached out to Rowan SWE and, after several conversations, the mentorship program was created. This program will give Rowan students the opportunity to work with one of the leading energy companies in the nation and will provide PSEG with a pool of highly qualified engineering candidates.

“This partnership between Rowan and PSEG Nuclear will give our students the opportunity to work with engineering professionals and learn from some of the best in the field of energy,” said Dr. Stephanie Farrell, Interim Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. “SWE has always done extraordinary work on campus and in the community and I’m sure that will continue with PSEG Nuclear WIN.”

Students will gain insight into PSEG internship and career opportunities, as well as receive personalized career advice from members of PSEG Nuclear WIN. Future initiatives may also include participation in professional development events.

“Rowan SWE is extremely grateful to PSEG Nuclear WIN for their willingness to volunteer time and resources to offer mentorship, career advice and professional opportunities to our members,” said Roshni Gandhi, ’21, President of Rowan SWE. ”Being able to hear from practicing members in industry helps us define our career paths and set goals for ourselves.”

This mentorship program aims to increase diversity in the field of engineering and is important for the retention of women in engineering programs.

The program was established for the Spring 2021 semester and will continue in the Fall 2021 semester. “PSEG is excited to expand our partnership with the Society of Women Engineers”, said Sheila Rostiac, Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer with PSEG. “We need more women in STEM roles, but barriers still exist. Women need to know they aren’t alone and that is why mentorship is so important.  Having a mentor that can provide guidance opens the door to new possibilities and our employees at PSEG are committed to supporting their journey.  With this partnership, we are forming another important diverse talent pipeline.”