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STEMinine – A Supportive Community for Women and Femmes in STEM

Source: https://thenib.com/women-in-stem-speak-up

Jessica Droujko, McGill BEng 2015, retells the story of how she sat next to a rocket scientist on a plane, and how he convinced her that she too can be a rocket scientist. Now, years after that fateful encounter, Jessica is completing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, more commonly known as ETH Zurich. As a woman engineer, Jessica saw a lack of exposure of women and femmes in STEM fields (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), which in turn indirectly discourage young girls from pursuing those fields. Jessica wants high school and university students to be able to ask whatever they want and to find support in their search. Her project, STEMinine, does aims to do exactly that — showcases women and femmes in STEM. (more…)

Summer 2016 in Montreal – Looking Ahead

3716949038_2484d04998_b-1000x543Ever the planner, I am currently searching for summer opportunities. As I’ve written before, my Summer 2015 was spent interning at Liberal International, a London, UK-based federation of liberal political parties. It was a great experience and I am grateful for everything I learned. Therefore, I am committed to finding an equally career-advancing experience of some sort here in Montreal. (more…)

My International Internship Experience


LI building

So here’s my first post! I’m incredibly excited to get started on this blog but here’s a little secret – I’ve been struggling to decide what I wanted to write about as my first post. There are so many things that I could choose from but doing an “all about my summer” post (like the ones we used to do in elementary school) seemed the most prudent. I hope to also give some pertinent information that might help and encourage you to participate in an internship, whether it be here in Montreal or halfway across the world. This past summer was, without a doubt, the most influential and important of my life thus far and I owe it all to my internship experience.


Volunteering in the MTL Roller Derby League

Roller derby season is just around the corner, and I can barely wait! For those of you that don’t know, roller derby is chaos, adrenaline, diversity, community, and much more. (more…)

Pursuit: on marshmallows, marketing, and conclusions first

 Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the monthly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

This is my last post with McGill Caps! Today, you’ll read about three really different things: (1) Marshmallows: I got to interview the founder of a quirky marshmallow company in California. She is an incredibly warm lady. I really like the way she goes about doing “business.” (2) Marketing: Some thoughts on marketing and arts education. (3) Conclusions First: an interesting way for (gals) to get their point across quicker and with more weight. (If you’ve enjoyed hearing my thoughts I will be blogging here: http://divyapahwa.com/)

On Marshmallows:


Engineer-MY DREAM

Every creature is offered a shoe size by God. Animals choose never to transcend from the limitation – they even do not consider the existence of it; yet, human beings are fortunately able to break out new grounds. Most people are afraid of this privilege and choose to travel along with elder generations. These people might have some level of achievement but they can never make flawless great individuals. Unlike them, I feel honored to seek out a beautiful pair of shoes, a promising path, and a stunning destination to live up my life responsibility for myself. (more…)

5 skills women need

Trying to balance everything in our daily lives can sometimes be a real challenge. Today’s job market is becoming very competitive, therefore we must put our game face on everyday! Studies have demonstrated that the number of women entering the workforce or who are in the workforce is climbing, however its getting ahead that is still an uphill climb. By trying to learn some new set of skills, you can add some important assets to your repertoire, and definitely be a game changer (more…)

Work Clothes Can Still be Fashionable – Fall 2012 Trends

It is essential to dress well for an interview.  It is also important to look good on a day to day basis.  Some say, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”  If your potential employer or your current boss can visualize you in the particular position, it increases your chances of getting hired or getting promoted.  I’ll start off by going over general attire tips for work, and then I will discuss how you can incorporate the latest fashion into your work clothes. (more…)

Pursuit: stop being a flirt, advice from a project manager

Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the weekly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

Today is the first of a three part series spotlighting three very different professionals, and their advice to young people entering the workplace.




Pursuit: It’s skinny at the top

Supposedly women who make it to the top of their career ladders are also the skinniest.










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