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Jammie Mitchell

Case study

“I have always loved bridges, buildings and seeing how things were put together. So I suppose there wasn’t really one moment when I knew, but as I found out about engineering and what a career in engineering involved, it intrigued me more and more.”

Jammie Mitchell STEM Sussex Ambassador

Name: Jammie Mitchell

Organisation attended: STEM Sussex

Job title: STEM Sussex Ambassador

Location: South East England

Duration: 2 days

How/why did you apply and how did you prepare?

I attended three student/parent STEM evenings which involved short, accessible careers talks from a few STEM Ambassadors. We then participated in a fun practical STEM challenge with students, parents and STEM Ambassadors working together. 

What did you do?

There were a number of different workshops run by STEM ambassadors across the STEM subjects. 

What did you gain from the experience?

Because I could ask Ambassadors about engineering, they gave me much more insight than a teacher could have given. I found it fascinating, interesting and totally inspiring. 

In what ways has the experience had an impact on your career path/ambitions?

I am studying to be an engineer as a direct result of people my own age giving up a few hours of their time. It is evidence of the influence of first-hand career and course experiences, and of course, the power of talking to people already involved in STEM careers.

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