Dani’s Declassified Guide: Award Application Success and Resources

As someone who has been selected for several awards as both a student and now as an early career professional, I have learned a great deal about award applications. Below are six tips from my personal experience on individual award applications that I hope can help you! 1. Review Eligibility Criteria Requirements. There are so…

5 Places to Start your Job Search

“I am graduating soon – how do I start the job search for my first full-time offer?” As this is a common question I get when I talk to students, I thought I would start our 2022 Career Development series on places you can start your job search. Looking for entry-level jobs can be an…

Goals for 2022

There are many ways to start a new year with intention from setting a word of the year, to setting foci and many others. I personally like to set goals (which you will see not all of them are SMART) to help me focus on making incremental changes throughout this upcoming year. Below are my…

2021 – In Review

Continuing the tradition, my December post will summarize my year and review the goals I set. Much of 2021 was similar to most of 2020 as I continued to work from home. After being vaccinated, I was able to do some traveling throughout the United States and even got to visit a dear ASCE friend…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to STEM Career Fairs

As I recently got back from (SWE) Society of Women Engineer’s Conference and Career Fair, I thought this would be a great time to discuss STEM Career Fairs. Now that I am on the other side of the booths at these fairs, I wanted to share some tips on how I approached career fairs as…

The Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Guide to Networking

Today we have another awesome guest blog post for you! While our founder, Dani, is not an entrepreneur, we thought some folks in the audience may consider becoming an entrepreneur in the future and would benefit from this post. Please enjoy the following guest blog post by Michael Stephenson. Note: Opinions expressed by STEM Changemaker contributors…

International Pronouns Day 

“Hi, my name is Dani Schroeder and my pronouns are she and her.” For the last two years or so, this is how I have been introducing myself when I am meeting new people. When I attended ERYMC 2020 earlier last year, I added my pronouns to my name tag. While some may not understand…

Four Places to Find a Mentor

There are many blog posts and articles that already cover the importance of finding a mentor, so this month’s post is going to focus on how you can start the search for a mentor. I personally have multiple mentors that make up my personal board of directors! These mentors varies in gender, career stage, background, and…