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: Special Thanks, 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 […]

The following post is written by Katie, 13, who won a prize at our Food, Coding, Weekend event, part of which was a work experience tour at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Food, Coding, Weekend was a codeathon event run in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on 8 & 9 October 2016 with a ‘Food Waste’ theme to tie in with World Food Day. In October 2016, I attended the Stemettes Food, Coding, Weekend and had an amazing time. I made new friends and learnt Python. My team’s app, Beleaf, won the people’s choice prize – a lunch […]

Caitlin, 15, is studying for her GCSEs and has chosen Computer Science and Triple Science as part of her options. She spent a week doing work experience with the Stemettes team in June 2016. I chose to find my placement myself, even though my school had offered alternatives. I was definitely glad of time I put in to research suitable companies. This wasn’t the typical type of work experience; there was no making tea or moments of boredom! I was always kept occupied with a number of exciting tasks such as searching for a suitable WordPress theme for one of […]