Attending the PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar showed Jayla that she could follow a winding career path that included all of her interests.
Haley O'Brien shares her initial questions about PLEN and what she learned during her week in Washington, DC.
During the PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar, Isabel learned that her passion and drive means more than her major.
At the Women in STEM Policy seminar, Cierra Cowley learned about the various career paths in policy she can take as an electrical engineering major.
Lauren Adkins attended the 2018 Women in STEM Policy seminar and learned about jobs available at the intersection of STEM and policy and the importance of networking.
The PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar gave me opportunities to experience D.C. in a way you wouldn't normally do as a tourist. I found the copious amounts of panels and qualified speakers very effective in helping shape my understanding of the STEM policy field. I hope to continue to move forward in my STEM … Continue reading Experiencing Washington DC in a New Way
This past January, I had the privilege of attending PLEN’s Women in STEM Policy seminar, and it was an invaluable experience that greatly expanded my perspective on public policy. Before attending the seminar, I had only a vague understanding of the policy field. In my limited knowledge, I equated “careers in policy” with “lobbying on … Continue reading PLEN Provided Me with Resources to Be a Leader in STEM Policy
I first learned about PLEN from my advisor and she thought it would be a great experience for me. Since I am pursuing my Masters of Public Health focusing on policy and administration within healthcare, I felt that the Women in STEM Policy seminar would be a great supplemental experience to my education. I am … Continue reading PLEN Reaffirmed My Goal to Work in Healthcare Policy on the Hill
The PLEN Women in STEM Policy Seminar was an amazing experience for me. This opportunity allowed me to leave Minnesota and its political sphere and immerse myself in the nation's capital. A PLEN alumna from last year recommended this seminar to me once I told her about my aspirations. Also, my college is a member … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Be a Political Science Major to Work in Policy
Throughout my academic career, I have felt an invariable attraction to both the world of STEM, and the realm of law and policy. Rather than accept popular advice that I had to choose an academic path in either one field or the other, I decided to “go it alone” and pursue a career that would … Continue reading I’m Not Alone in Wanting it All