Students interested in careers in STEM had a brilliant opportunity today to hear from those who teach and study at RMIT across a range of STEM-related areas.

Martine is a third-year student studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science and talked about being inspired to tackle the impact of pollution on the environment. “The course covers a broad range of science disciplines,” she said, “but there are also lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty and have fun. Martine wants to research ground water contaminants and be part of the solution.

PhD student, Charlene, studies Environmental Toxicology, but choosing science as a pathway has led her to many jobs across many areas. She also gave examples of other women who are following fascinating paths in STEM. “I’ve never regretted my choice to study science,” she told the students. “I get to move around in these STEM-based fields and have incredible experiences.

Jacinta studies Flight Training at RMIT and is well on her way to gaining her commercial pilots licence. She spoke of the sheer joy of flying and also the family-like community at RMIT that made moving from country NSW to Melbourne so easy for her.

Flight instructors, Paul, Rhys and Michael told BSSC students about the many benefits of studying  Flight Training at RMIT and gave them a heads up about the QANTAS Future Pilot Program that will fast track students as future Qantas pilots.

ZONTA Bendigo were also there to introduce their STEM Scholarship for Year 12 girls in Bendigo.

The message of the day was, STEM has exciting possibilities that can take you all around the world!