Engineering department hosts Global Marathon watch parties to supply career advice and confidence

STEM HSI director works towards Women of Engineering program to be recognized in fall 2019

By Sydney Faison
On March 22, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: The Global Marathon is an online webinar that hosts professionals of the field discussing important aspects and skills needed to excel in their careers. 

The engineering department on March 6 hosted a Global Marathon watch party in Room 249 of the Vincent Building.
The Global Marathon is an online webinar featuring international professionals engaged in conversations and actionable career advice for engineering and technical professionals.
The webinar on March 6 discussed how a lack of confidence can keep people from achieving the career they want. Presenters spoke on how learning to gain confidence on the inside while projecting confidence on the outside can be benificial.
The speakers have studied, written about and helped unlock confidence for themselves and others and want others to learn effective strategies.
“The purpose of the webinars is about overcoming bias as a female in an industry that is male dominated,” junior Lindsay Barnes said. “I come from a military background and I have always been in a male dominated field so I think it is important to show that we as women can do anything.”
Barnes and Dr. Andrea Robledo, director of STEM HSI success programs, are working toward developing a community called Women of Engineering to be officially recognized by fall 2019.
“Fifteen percent of our students are women in engineering,” Robledo said. “It is important for me that we find spaces that females can feel welcomed.”
“Work. Life. Blend?” is an upcoming webinar on March 27.
The webinar will discuss balance and how it is a misnomer and how your priorities change through time. 
It will also cover how people have personal, family, demands and social interests. The webinar will discuss how to blend them, how to set expectations for you and those around you so you can stay productive, happy and healthy.
 “Building Relationships Across Borders” is another upcoming webinar on April 3.
This webinar will discuss how successful careers require awareness and appreciation of cultural differences. 
The presenters in the webinar will elaborate on how their careers have taken them to various continents and how they collaborate with colleagues around the globe.
All students are welcome to attend the webinar events.


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