Summer Bridge Program at MSU

June 4 - June 30, 2017

You are encouraged to get your application in before March 15. We will begin making selections from the pool of applicants at that time.

The Mississippi Alliance for Women in Computing Summer Bridge Program is designed to help incoming freshman women adjust to university life. There is no fee or cost for accepted participants. Housing and meals are included. Participants will be free to go home on the weekends, but will be required to reside in the dorm during the week.

Applicants interested in the MAWC Summer Bridge Program in the Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) at Mississippi State University (MSU), should have selected or plan to select one of the following majors at MSU:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Content of the program will include the following:

ACADEMIC PREPARATION: 

Students will receive academic overviews/tutoring in math and programming as needed to prepare for the first semester of college.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 

Workshops will be hosted to help students develop skills needed to be successful in college and in the workplace.  Topics include, but are not limited to: time management, dress for success, coping with stress, and learning about services and programs available to MSU students.

FALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 

Participants who successfully complete the Summer Bridge Program will be eligible to apply for a part-time housing scholarship. Participants MUST plan to attend Mississippi State University in the fall in order to attend Summer Bridge.

PEER MENTORS: 

Each participant will be assigned a BCoE mentor, a female student in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering at MSU. These mentors will provide academic and personal support for participants throughout the Summer Bridge Program and beyond.

OTHER BENEFITS: 

You will cultivate friendships with peers in your freshman class that will last throughout your college career. In addition, you will have the opportunity to “jump start” your academic career and gain the skills necessary to be successful in your chosen major.

Participants will also be able to attend a Freshman Orientation (at no cost) and Academic Advising tailored specifically for the group.  Students will also receive their MSU ID cards at the beginning of the summer program.