Sherpee

Our Sherpee Checklist

Slightly confused about your future? Crippled by the choice of careers available to you? Want to get a personal helping hand? Tried and tried to get some experience, and not got anywhere? Looking to get some real-world exposure?

A FOUR MONTH, ONE-ON-ONE RELATIONSHIP

You'll have regular meetings with your Sherpa to plan, discuss and implement a specific career discovery strategy which will help you maximise the impact of each step you take towards your STEM career. Our Sherpas are DBS checked and work in a STEM-related role or have studied a STEM subject, and have a diverse set of backgrounds and interests. Your Sherpa will have a 'MeetGuide' to work through with you which aims to focus your career activity and give you the best experience for the short time you'll spend together.

 

A CAREER PLACEMENT, FOR A WEEK OR LONGER

Work experience and real-world opportunities in this sector can be hard to come by, but are essential for making informed decisions about your career steps. We have partnered with a number of firms in the industry to give you the option to shadow, intern or visit people in real STEM jobs during the programme. You might be able to shadow your Sherpa and will have the opportunity to visit industry events with them or the Stemettes team, for free - outside of term time or school hours.

PERSONAL CAREER ADVICE, ON DEMAND

After your time with your Sherpa or your placement, there will still be questions you need answered and options you need to explore. OtotheB is our online, on-demand platform where you'll be able to live chat, hangout with or 'agony aunt' with people in industry to soak up even more information about the career paths you could take. You'll be able to store content you don't want to forget or want to watch back later in your portfolio.

FIND YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES

An important skill is to be able to find people and opportunities that will enhace your career or studies. Learning to contact people, research events and opportunties will take you far in life, and your Sherpa is there to help you build the confidence to do so.

THE STEMETTE SOCIETY

We have created a platform for young women to connect with like-minded individuals in a safe and moderated online space. Find friends you've made at events, connect with people with the same interests as you and find out about great career opportunities.

ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO AMERICA

Selected Sherpees will be travelling to the US (all expenses paid) to practice skills and techniques picked up on the programme. They will attend the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Read about the GHC

APPLY FOR LONDON COHORT

2019 applications are now closed. We will be reopening applications in 2020 for students to be a part of the next London cohort and be matched with a Sherpa over 4-months.

APPLY FOR BIRMINGHAM COHORT

2019 applications are now closed. We will be reopening applications in 2020 for students to be a part of the next Birmingham cohort and be matched with a Sherpa over 4-months.

APPLY FOR SCOTTISH COHORT

2019 applications are now closed. We will be reopening applications in 2020 for students to be a part of the next Scottish cohort and be matched with a Sherpa over 4-months.

What can you do in the meantime?

Get advice, see profiles and get answers to your career questions from the wider Stemettes community; check out our Zine and sign-up to our Stemette Society. Click below to sign up.