I attended the online Future Female Engineers event in November 2020. I really enjoyed meeting other female engineering undergraduates across a range of engineering disciplines and have made some good connections as a result. I also got to listen and chat to current employees of major engineering companies, which I found really inspiring and made me very excited to work as an engineer. I heard about day-to-day life as an engineer as well as top tips for getting through the degree and securing employment afterwards. I also met early careers recruiters from some of the engineering companies, which was helpful for applying to summer internships and learning what key qualities recruiters are looking for. The FFE event is a great addition to my CV and future job applications.
I was offered a summer internship at Atkins in its resources team this February. My experience at the Future Female Engineers event has given me confidence in pursuing an engineering career and helped me to take the first steps with a summer internship. Thank you TARGETjobs for hosting a great event during the pandemic!