IT giant company “Dell” take on Computing students as part of mentoring scheme

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:19:00 GMT
Students have the opportunity to work with companies such as Morgan Stanley and RBS
Students have the opportunity to work with companies such as Morgan Stanley and RBS

A group of GCU female Computing students have been taking part in the STEMAspire programme - designed to support female students in STEM related subjects through education and into employment.

Dell Technologies are joining forces with other companies within the industry to drive positive change for woman wanting to work in STEM related careers. STEMAspire is a 12-month mentoring program aimed at undergraduate females from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and is focused on providing them with support to finish their education and progress on to the world of work.

The aim is to encourage and empower female higher education students, providing them with the skills and confidence to graduate and have successful careers in the Technology sector.
Second year Computing student Chiara Peretti has really benefited from taking part in the experience. She said: “I decided to sign up for the programme because I thought it would be a good opportunity to network. I'm also quite shy and I thought it would help me come out of my shell a bit more.

I also think I'm a bit better at interacting with people I don't know. I think it's important because it gives people a chance to network and build connections, and also to bridge that gap of eventually transitioning from a student to being a skilled worker.”

To find out more about the STEMAspire programme, see here


By Rachael McAlonan

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