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Did you know that a female junior engineer helped the Allies win WW2?
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It’s normal to feel nervous when you start a new job. Who doesn’t?! You want to network and make a good impression and settle in quickly, but you don’t know the in’s and out’s of your job or the organisation. We’ve all been there.
Have you ever felt like you have too much on your plate- that your workload is getting bigger whilst your time is getting shorter? Have you ever felt like you are making loads of little mistakes you wouldn’t normally make? You might have suffered from burnout.
It took me a long time to get past my blinking cursor. I did almost anything I could to avoid it. Looking out the window, making a tea, writing plans, checking social media… you name it, I did it. But over the years, I’ve learnt a few ways of getting past a creative block.
“For my book, The Shuri Effect: Bridging the Gap for Young Black Women in STEM, I read loads of research, interviewed many generous Black women and reflected on my own STEM journey. All that (and many edits later), we have a book. These are 5 facts I learned while writing it.”
Our nerves can feel worse when we feel as though the people listening are bored, or as if they can’t wait for it to be over more than we do! Therefore, the tips here will help you to grab the interest of your audience and let your passion for your subject shine through.
For our February Explore Programme we heard from a number of STEMazing cybersecurity professionals on how we can keep ourselves, and those around us, safe online. For this session, we heard from Holly Walker- A Perimeter Security Analyst at Schroeder’s.
On the 6th of August, Stemettes spoke to the STEMazing Holly Walker, a perimeter security engineer at Schroeder’s. She discussed with us the various ways in which organisations will protect their data online and how they detect attacks in real time in order to prevent damage.
Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist (someone who uses physics to understand space) at The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth who spoke to Stemettes on the 24th of August to discuss astronomy, light, and accessibility within the field.
On the 11th of August, Karisma and Mira from Bank of America spoke to us about their fast-paced jobs and busy lives, and how they incorporate self-care rituals and routines into their day to make sure they stay happy and healthy.
Writing a personal statement is a little daunting for all of us, so I’ve put together this guide of tips and tricks, which I picked up while writing mine. I’ve split these tips into three different sections: things to put on your personal statement, planning and writing, and editing. So let’s get into it!
On the 17th of August, Jazmin, one of our Stemettes, walked us through how to use Tinkercad, a platform to create 3D designs. Being creative whilst working in STEAM is something that Jazmin is really passionate about, as she works as a freelance creative technologist as well as developing her own Virtual Reality experiences and text-based games.
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