Here Sheeri, Jess, and Peggy talk about the key factors to their success (confidence, community, and curiosity), and the ways they're cncouraging more students to enter STEM. Watch and find out if there's a future in these fields for you.
Skill Level Intermediate
(light guitar) - I think a lot of students, especially girls, when they hear programming they think intensive math, or they think a cubicle with no windows, and I sit at my desk all day by myself. That stereotype is no longer what we have today. - STEM fields are so exciting because they're turbulent, they're always changing, and we have to keep up with them. The key to any career is people. Even making that mistake helped me realize that yeah, I could fall down, and the community wasn't just gonna to leave me behind, they were gonna come with me.
- I learned object oriented programming That was the best thing that could have ever happened, because having that foundation gave me the skills to learn anything new in a finger snap. - [Voiceover] You can take those skills, and you can learn Java, you can learn C#, you just have to constantly be willing to take on those challenges. - Pursue your dream, and if you don't have a dream, then pursue your interests. Do what you love, and your strengths will really shine through. - [Voiceover] There's so many places that rely on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and it's just a matter of following your passions, and seeing where it goes.