Engineering Career Night

The Stargazer News

Leadership In Engineering

The fourth annual Engineering Career Night was a tremendous success with an excellent variety of speakers from disciplines such as biomedical and electrical engineering and a great turnout of over 85 attendees. The speakers shared their initial sparks to pursue engineering in high school to their life journeys where they experienced amazing challenges, setbacks and personal successes. Attendees were inspired to pursue their dreams, to treat life as a journey of discovery and turn risks into opportunities.

Victoria Carone ’21 collaborated with Orbit Robotics to host the event. She reflects on the importance of bringing STEM experiences to HNMCS and the community, “The annual Engineering Career Night event is something that I always look forward to every year. Hearing from so many engineers within different fields helped open my eyes in terms of the possibilities not just within engineering, but STEM as a whole. It was an honour to plan the event alongside amazing team members and friends at Orbit Robotics, successfully creating an impactful evening.” Her diligent work received glowing tributes from the guest engineers. Stephanie Thompson, Engineering Team Leader at General Motors and CEO of STEM by Steph, said, “You and your team pulled off an incredibly professional event.” Mr. George Radan, Director, Energy Trading at Bruce Power commented, “I was really impressed with how well organized the event was. You and your team did a terrific job. You clearly have a bright future as a project team lead or a VP of Operations!”

Students left the evening inspired and eager to pursue STEM futures. They were also fascinated to learn that engineers often change disciplines during their careers.

It was my first time attending Engineering Career Night. I am so glad I did as it opened me up to new experiences. It was very interesting to hear the stories of the engineers.
Sally Jeon '23

I really enjoyed hearing about the different paths you can take with an engineering degree. All the speakers had gone in such different directions. It was good to know that there are so many doors that engineering opens.
Melina Vassallo '22