Developing on the Early Careers Board (ECB) virtual activities, board members have collected their ideas to release a series of YouTube videos, with ambitions to further inspire future engineers and showcase a variety of professions within engineering.
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) ECB is formed of 12 women engineers early in their careers and seeks to make WES more accessible to younger members. The first #WESECBProfile is set to be released 12 August 2020, and features Alex Mather, newly joined Early Careers Board member and Graduate Civil Engineer at WSP. It delves into the passion that accompanied Alex from the very start of her career, and how she achieved her position she currently holds.
Alex Mather comments, “This project is so exciting because it gives viewers a real glimpse into how passionate I am about my career as a Graduate Civil Engineer. I hope the video series challenges existing stereotypes and informs the younger generation about the broad range of Engineering applications.”
Following Alex’s profile, WES ECB members will continue to showcase their profiles each month. The WES ECB consists of engineers with a diverse working skillset. Members’ professions range from Civil Engineering and Automotive, to Mechanical and beyond. Revealing more insight into each career, and each engineer’s journey is a passion that motivates the Project Leader for the Profiles, Kim Everitt. Reflecting on the video series, Kim Everitt adds, “We want to equip viewers with the knowledge of how to get involved with different opportunities in engineering, as well as highlight current role models shaping the world each day.”
There is even more to come from WES ECB with a variety of upcoming virtual projects this year. To find out more and keep up to date with social media activities, WES ECB can be followed on Twitter at @WESECB1919 and for video content subscribe to the WES ECB YouTube Channel here.