Being a non-traditional student can be so hard, but Gwen managed to push her way through while raising her son, working and taking care of family to receive her Industrial Engineering degree. Oh and still lived her best college life!
Side Hustle culture is trill these days and it can be a challenge. We talked about our STEM and non-STEM hustles, how we price our services, and resisting the pressure to turn every hobby into a side hustle. It's still ok to do things for fun!
Kayla is up first from the crew to tell us all about her life in Electrical Engineering as a Sound Engineer for Harman. She loves getting paid to blast music and we love using that discount lol. Oh, and she'll help you with your finances too!
A Blerd is a Black Nerd, and that's pretty much where we diverge on our definition of the term. Even though we may not all agree on the specific qualities, we embrace our Blerdom and dedicate this episode to the culture.
We can get so caught up in reaching goals and setting new ones that we forget to take a step back and take time to enjoy and make the most of where we are. We reflect on 2019 achievements and why it's important sometimes to just sit in it.
And by RN we do mean registered nurses. With the Nurse Anesthetist training being introduced, Tia Agboruche, BSN, SRNA can talk about all of the education and work involved in growing her career in nursing.
We are in the hot seat for once talking about our journeys, overcoming obstacles, and why the SheTooSTEM community is so important to us. Dr. Nehemiah Mabry has been inspired by our work and invited us on STEMedia Live to share why it shouldn't be rare to be a Black. STEM. Queen.
Alyssa Space is a young and popping entrepreneur using her Chemistry degree as founder of For Her Cosmetics. Not only does she slay creating formulas for her line, she also teaches young girls about the vast opportunities in Science so of course we stan!
Dr. LaToya Thompson shares how she spreads her black girl magic by helping patients of all ages recover from injuries and surgery. She also gave us insight on taking care of ourselves physically and whether or not cracking our knuckles actually make them bigger like our parents said. 😹
Those special little things that get us through the day....or distract us from the day. It's hard to imagine life without them and for better or for worse we stand by our apps. Games are lit, but so is tracking your credit and investments ok?!
Side hustles don't have to be an escape from your 9-5, and it's possible to run a non-profit or any other business if you're passionate about your mission. Kyra Watts talks about balancing her love for her non-profit, her side-hustle, and her full-time job as a Principal Management Engineer.
Whew, chile, that moment when the scale is way higher than you expect! We found out the hard way that work isn't necessarily the healthiest environment. We are gonna love ourselves big or small AND stop downing Redbull like there's no tomorrow.
Interviews are a necessary skill for our careers, but it takes time to figure out a good strategy. We shared the crucial steps for interview-prep that have brought us success and we even made y'all a checklist, OK? Coint is important!
After deciding against medical school, Curpri Sanders had no idea what was in store in her medical examiner's interview. She found her way into an interesting STEM career where she now uses her skills as an examiner to help the deceased pass on gifts to the living!
OMG being fired can be the most stressful, shameful thing or it can be seen from a mile away and come as a much needed release. As uncertain as unemployment can be, we owe it to ourselves to make the next move our best move.
We evaluate how we pursue goals and if we'd treat our goals differently if we knew we only had 1 year left. We are def ready to stop limiting ourselves. It's a challenging thought, but came just in time for the midyear motivation we need to keep pushing!
We all know what STEM stands for, but when it comes to careers, Tech finds itself in its own world & careers like Nursing seem to cause debates on whether it's considered STEM. Is it really necessary to separate ourselves like this?
Contrary to popular belief, engineers are def creative so we brought together a panel of NSBE creative entrepreneurs to share why they pursued their business, their creative process and advice for others. Live from NSBE Annual Convention in Detroit.
The craziest part of the college bribe scandal is that none of us were shocked by it. Meanwhile, we're the ones treated as if we're tokens that don't belong. Major side-eyes live from our NSBE Annual Convention in Detroit.
We needed extra support this week so we have the guys from the Mental Matters Podcast with us. Being young, gifted, & black can be exciting and empowering all while being stressful and painful. We have each other to navigate the ups and downs.
Let's talk about how we secure the bag. Money isn't everything, but it is something and once you're finally in the big leagues career-wise, negotiating for salary, benefits or even a promotion is absolutely necessary. There's no better advocate for you than YOU!
Group therapy was needed after surviving January. One second we felt on top of the world with all the amazing plans we have, the next we were flat on our faces or in hospital beds. Anybody else remember "Charlotte takes a tumble"? -_-
We all talk about #selfcare, but don't always realize when we experience trauma, especially from work or school. After Dr. Sha'la Fletcher tells us how her Ph.D. resulted in PTSD we found the nearest greasiest comfort food because dis tew much!
We're reflecting on our goals and most importantly forcing ourselves to celebrate our accomplishments. We also put our lofty goals out there for next year because there's nothing like publicly broadcasting and being held accountable, right...right?
We can't be the only ones getting pressure from family, friends, and significant others to start pumping out the babies. There's more to life than kids, but ain't nobody tryna hear that. Ah, the life and times of women on the grind.
You ever had someone treat you like a non mf factor just to turn around and realize you were "important" and switch it up real quick? This week is about climbing the corporate ladder and the bs eliteness habits we are trying to avoid in the process.
Engineers are known for being smart and making good money and that's all great. The thing is when it comes to relationships, this can cause problems when it comes to traditional relationship roles. You might need a glass of wine for our chat on relationships, careers, and being FNF!
This week we bask in the glory of a woman we ALL Stan for and adore!
The @PrincessOfStem herself #DrGOnTheMove hates being the "lonely only" and she lives her mission as Asst Dean and Prof. at Univ of Cincinnati College of Engineering and E.D. of The Gaskins Foundation. Beyond the titles, Dr. Gaskins knows supporting students goes beyond the classroom as the only Black woman in her role and one of few in the country. #SheTooSTEM and we love her for it!
This week we talk about that special nod that most Black people seem to just inherit out of the womb. Sometimes it's a simple "hey" but when you discover another Black woman in the workplace it can serve as a way to connect. Hey, girl. I see you!
Paying for school was stressful for each of us in one way or another.
This week we explain a little about financial aid, how we paid undergrad or grad school, handling debt after college, and recommended resources that have helped us take control of our financial situations.
The "wtf did I spend $50,000 on" therapy group is now in session.
Alanna, Kayla, and Jeseekia talk life and advice for surviving as Engineering students:
What's it like when you're the only Black girl in your classes?
How do you balance school, work, and social groups?
How do you handle failure?