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…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to Credit Scores

To build upon my recent post about personal finance, this month we are discussing credit scores. Credit scores are an important part of the money management equation and now that I have an 800+ credit score, I want to share what I have learned in the process. There’s no really a right or wrong answer…

Bye Bye Basil’s: Remembering Ever the White and Gold

This month’s blog post is going to be a bit different. Saint Basil Academy, the all-girls high school I attended, unfortunately closed earlier this month. Therefore, I am dedicating this month’s post to how attending this school shaped me into the woman I am today. Saint Basil Academy high school was established in Jenkintown in…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to Personal Finance

To the class of 2021 – Congratulations! To help you as you start most likely your first full time role in STEM post-graduation, I have compiled my personal finance priorities to help you all! These were my priorities in order once I had started my first full-time job in 2017 in the United States. You…

Dani’s Declassified Guide to Crafting your Resume

Last month, I served as one of the ASCE Resume Workshop coaches where I review resumes of primarily ASCE Student Members and provided them with personal feedback on how they can improve their resume for the future. Through my time as a civil engineering student and now as a young professional, my resume has undergone…