Inspire with STEMAspire: A Mentees Perspective

In October 2018, Dell Glasgow launched their second 12-month mentoring program called STEMAspire. The program is aimed at undergraduate females from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and is focused on providing them with support that enables them to finish their education and progress on to the world of work.

Molly Nock, one of Glasgow’s STEMAspire mentees is studying Digital Design and Web Development at the City of Glasgow College. Molly tells us that she is thrilled to be part of the program and has become more confident as a result.

Meet Molly

Since joining the program, my long-term aspirations and goals have never been clearer. I have received so much support and encouragement from my mentor and other mentees.”

“The quarterly events held at the Dell offices have covered workshops on technical skill development and personal growth. I particularly enjoyed, the CV building workshop from the last quarterly event. It really opened my eyes to how I can best come across during an interview.

“My mentor Cheryl Craig has taught me to have the confidence to put myself forward for opportunities that will benefit me in my career. I have also learned that it is ok to say no, staying true to who I am and what I want even though it may scare me.”

“I recently joined a student association at my college called STEMGirls. It was created by one of the other STEMAspire mentees, who was inspired by Dell’s program. Through STEM GIRLS, female students can speak to other people who share similar experiences in a safe space. A space where there is no judgement or intimidation. A place where we can help and support each other.”

“So far, being part of the program has been a really positive experience. Knowing that I’ll have a place in the tech industry without the feeling of intimidation or dismissal is only just the start – above that, there is so much more opportunity for every woman to grow within STEM.”

About the Author: Laura Mcewen

I am an active member of Scotland’s STEMAspire core team and I am primarily responsible for communicating our activities internally and externally. This includes posting blogs on Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, co-ordinating our editorial partnership with The Herald, the longest running national newspaper in the world and amplifying our message across various social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter, to encourage other businesses to follow suit. I am incredibly passionate about encouraging female students to graduate or pursue further education in a STEM subject, which is why I am delighted to be part of such a powerful movement.