As today’s Virtual Information Interview shows us, you have to own your career development. Like Allan Howling, who now works for Jaguar Landrover as an Electrical Engineer, you have to take the bull by the horns and carve out your own path. It’s not always a linear path, and it’s not always easy, but the take home lesson here is that you are in control of your own life and your own future, and ultimately no one else is in a position to be able to hold your hand through it all.
Watch this video, courtesy of icould.com, and learn more about Allan’s path to becoming an Electrical Engineer. Your path might be different, but here is one perspective from an ambitious young person…
My previous post focused on brainstorming solutions on how we, as a society, can do our best to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers. One of the obvious recommendations is to expose them to these types of jobs.
So I’m doing my part today by sharing a Virtual Information Interview that might appeal to many young girls and young boys. Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a Space Scientist with an Engineering and Physics educational background and a truly inspiring career story.
This is the first in a series of posts on Virtual Information Interviews. Watching short video clips, such as this one from icould.com, is the next-best-thing to being able to sit down face-to-face with someone working in a role that interests you and interviewing them about how they got there, what they do on a daily basis, and what advice they have to share with job seekers like yourself.
What a simple and interesting way to gain knowledge to help you navigate your career path.
If you’re interested in what it takes to be an Editor, this video is for you!