The Graduate Student Affairs office sponsors annual diversity recruitment events including Engineering Achievers in Graduate Education (EngAGE) and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) conference. 


The application for the 2019 program will soon be available. 

WISE Conference

For more information on the annual conference, please visit our website. 


We are looking for the brightest young engineers and applied scientists interested in pursuing a PhD in engineering or applied science disciplines to attend an all-expense paid weekend in New York City for the Columbia Engineering EngAGE program. EngAGE is designed to help prepare you for your future at Columbia Engineering by introducing you to our faculty and students as well as our world-class facilities and renowned campus in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  We will also provide information and successful strategies from our graduate admissions professionals to help you prepare a competitive graduate school application.


Who is Eligible?

Priority will be given to college juniors from historically underrepresented groups. Columbia University is committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and more. New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world and, no matter your background, you will find an academic home here with us.

The mission of Columbia Engineering is to educate socially responsible engineering and applied science leaders whose work results in the betterment of the human condition, locally, nationally, and globally. To achieve our mission, we are recruiting the brightest and most motivated undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral studies through our MS-PhD Track Program, which offers the opportunity to earn the master’s degree while on the path to the doctoral degree.


When is the event?

The annual EngAGE weekend is held through a Thursday to Saturday format to provide you with the unique opportunity to experience Columbia Engineering campus life.


What’s included?

In addition to an all-expense paid weekend in New York City, you will meet with our admissions staff and learn how to prepare a competitive graduate school application.  You will also meet faculty with similar research interests to your own and spend time with current graduate students to gain their perspective on the benefits of being a Columbia University graduate student.


How do I apply?

Application Requirements: Complete and submit the Columbia Engineering EngAGE application.

  • Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, & Resume should be uploaded to the online application. 
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation should be emailed directly to by the recommendation provider. 

For more information about EngAGE, please contact Kathleen Gay.



The 2018 application is now closed. Please check back in August for the 2019 application.

WISE Conference

The WISE Conference is designed to educate and inspire women from all backgrounds to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees and careers in the fields of science and engineering. Conference attendees will learn about the challenges, opportunities, and the rewards of being a woman engineer or scientist. Join us for a day of programming to celebrate and promote women in science and engineering!


  • Columbia Faculty Speakers
  • Columbia Graduate Student Panelists
  • Admissions & Financial Aid Advice
  • Exclusive Lab Tours
  • Free Continental Lunch