Experiences change perceptions!
If they say a picture is worth a thousand words then a career experience is worth a thousand pictures. Think about it, you cannot strive to achieve something that you know little to nothing about. If we want to encourage more young women to choose STEM career paths we need to ensure they explore that STEM-lifestyle first for themselves.
Check out Sonia's Stemette Work Placement experience with Dow Jones below:
My special thanks go to Grant. Thank you very much for providing me with this great experience. It has helped me a lot and I now feel I understand how your working life is and what it takes. My knowledge of STEM careers has increased a lot!
I became more aware that STEM involves creative projects too, such as creating websites - that aspect was more creative than I thought.
The skills I became more confident with on my experience with Dow Jones are definitely my communication and presentation skills. Throughout the experience, I met employees with a similar background to me and that made me realise that if they can do it, I can do it too! I'm going to be applying to their graduate scheme and make sure I keep a lookout for more to apply for.
The whole experience and the view...
My advice to a girl who thinks a STEM career is not for her is to definitely try and get an insight first before ruling it out.
The best piece of advice I received on my placement was to be yourself!
Take Sonia's advice and sign-up to get your STEM Work Place Experience here.
Deutsche Bank is supporting us to make these much-needed experiences happen for young women in the UK!
There are many Stemette Work Placement Providers signed up for 2019 and we are always keen to support more companies to step up and make a difference with our design and guidance.
A huge thank you to Dow Jones for supporting Sonia.
Some of our other STEMazing placement providers have included; Rolls-Royce, Genomics England, Deliveroo, Accenture and King's College London.
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