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.