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Unmasking Careers in STEM

The world is getting more digital and the need for people with STEM-related skills (particularly within the technological space) is gradually increasing.

The Unmasking Careers in STEM event aims to shed some light on the diverse career opportunities available to people equipped with STEM-related skills. We will be breaking down barriers and clarifying any misconceptions. Through this event, we hope to equip you with the tools and information that will aid your decision-making process as you prepare for the next stage of your education.

Event Format

This will be an interactive zoom event.

After the introduction and opening discussion, participants will be split into three breakout rooms based on chosen STEM areas during registration. During the breakout sessions, participants will be able to ask particular questions about their STEM field of interest. The facilitators will be breaking down topics such as how to get into STEM, the type of skills you can develop as well as the challenges and how they can be overcome. After the breakout room sessions, there will be another general session on the importance of leadership and other personal development skills. This is a session not to be missed as it will show you how STEM-related skills can be utilised and open your minds to a lot of possibilities.

Breakout Room 1: Technology and Mathematics

Breakout Room 2: Science

Breakout Room 3: Engineering

Facilitators

All facilitators are experienced and high achieving individuals within their respective fields.

  1. Jaananni Gandhi - Mechanical Engineer, Rolls-Royce Plc.
  2. Uthman Yusuf - Senior Consultant, Thoughtworks Ltd.
  3. Azeezah Anoba - Pharmacist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  4. Sherifat Akintunde-Shitu - Data Management Consultant, Accenture UK.
  5. Oluwabusola Oni - Team Lead, Steering for Greatness Foundation.

Host:

Khadijat Olorunlambe - Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham.

MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

After the event, a select number of participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for a follow up one-on-one mentoring sessions with the facilitators.

Registration

Participants are urged to indicate the breakout room of their choice during registration so that they can be put in the right room.

Participants are also urged to come prepared with questions to ensure they get the most out of the event.

Zoom login details will be sent to all participants upon registration confirmation.