June 4, 2019 - Sargent & Lundy volunteered at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s 12th Annual STEM Career Expo for the seventh year. The career fair is an opportunity for high school students to meet professionals in their field of interest and ask questions in a one-on-one setting.
Volunteers Danielle Koren, Liz Mattson, Carmann Matherne, and Alex Nordin offered real-world advice to educate and encourage high school students to explore careers in STEM. They answered questions about classes students should take in high school and college to prepare for an engineering career, steps to take to land their dream job, and gave attendees a glimpse into what a typical workday looks like at an engineering firm.
“Having the opportunity to interact with students one-on-one was incredibly rewarding,” said Matherne. “Personally, STEM outreach programs captured my curiosity as a student and helped guide me toward engineering. I want to do the same for the next generation of engineers, especially young women.”
In addition to volunteering at the Sargent & Lundy booth, Matherne participated on a panel where she discussed how her innate interest in problem-solving enticed her to pursue a career in engineering, the importance of getting hands-on experience early on through internships, and her day-to-day responsibilities as an electrical engineer at Sargent & Lundy.
Sargent & Lundy is committed to furthering progress in STEM education and supports a variety of mentorship and education programs that aim to make careers in the STEM field more attainable for all.