Hi there Maddie and the rest of the team ! 💛
It was amazing getting to know you all a little better and hearing all about your courses and the career opportunities associated with each course . I especially appreciated Ilya and Julia sharing their challenges adapting as international students because I can relate with this.
I’ll preface with a quick introduction about myself and then I will share some more information about my course , STEM careers and the CEM faculty.
Getting to know me :
Everyone calls me Cece , short for S’phiwesihle, proudly born and bred in South Africa 🇿🇦 (perhaps a tad too proud, thanks to our recent Rugby World Cup triumph🥳) . Unlike the typical undergraduate, I find myself navigating my second year as a mature student, studying Energy Engineering. This a specialisation within mechanical engineering that is centred on the intricate processes of energy production, storage, and utilisation. Engineering has been my passion since childhood, driven by a love for mathematics and all things science and fuelled by a curiosity about how and why things work the way they do . My academic journey led me from studying chemical engineering in my home country to pursuing Energy Engineering in the UK - a move that better aligned with my career aspirations.
Choosing DMU was a decision driven by many factors, but what truly stands out is the empowering atmosphere that recognises being a minority as a source of uniqueness, not a disadvantage. In the challenging world of STEM, where women of colour are often underrepresented, DMU has proven to be a supportive environment, making the prospect of building a successful career in these fields not just feasible but promising.
STEM Careers& My CEM faculty:🥼🧪👩🏾🔬
This field covers all Science , technology , engineering and math related careers, particularly in engineering, this field offers endless opportunities for individuals seeking dynamic and intellectually stimulating professions. Engineers play a vital role in shaping the future, contributing to advancements in technology, infrastructure, and innovation. The diverse fields within engineering, such as civil, mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering, present a wide range of career paths. From designing sustainable infrastructure to developing cutting-edge technologies, engineers are at the forefront of solving complex problems and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The demand for STEM professionals continues to grow, providing many opportunities for people to make a meaningful impact on society, collaborate on groundbreaking projects, and contribute to science and technology. As industries embrace digital transformation and the global focus on sustainability increases, the prospects for those pursuing STEM careers, particularly in engineering, remain exceptionally promising. If the idea of this interests you I strongly advise you to consider a career in STEM.
The CEM faculty at DMU encompasses all Computer , Engineering and Media related degree’s. Ilya and I can both attest that DMU stands out as a hub of technological excellence, offering state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge labs, and advanced resources tailored to students within our faculty. The department has an impressive roster of dedicated lecturers committed to their students' success, providing unwavering support and invaluable career guidance. Additionally, DMU has an exceptional careers team that goes above and beyond to assist students in securing placements and graduate roles. Personally, I've recently reaped the benefits of a career recruitment event featuring prominent industry players like Bentley, JCB, and JLR. This event is just one among many organised by the faculty, reflecting DMU's commitment to enhancing students' opportunities and experiences.
If you are interested in engineering or any other STEM related careers please do ask us any questions , I would love to share some of the experiences I have had completing my first degree and my current. If you are a mature student and want some advice, on how to go back to university when you’re older, I would love to share💖
As you can see our teams is a mix of different people with different stories to tell and if you relate with any of them as an international student , UK home student , a student interested in DMU , Health Science , Computer Science or the city of Leicester in general, then pop a message down below and we can have a chat!
Energy Engineering student
De Montfort University