22 Nov 2017

The Millennial Struggle

The lazy and entitled generation…. Really?

This is a huge generalisation. I would say that most millennials are highly ambitious and willing to work hard to get what they want. We have high career aspirations, meaning we are most likely to have more than one career in our lifetime in comparison to our parents. 


With the development of technology and the internet which a majority of us have grown up with, it is inevitable that we would make the most of it find or create new opportunities for ourselves. I find that millennials (at least the ones I surround myself with) are willing to hustle - a state of great activity: networking, learning and creating their own opportunities in life.

This generation is skilled in computer technology and social media like no other generation thus the rising of new and unique careers are formed. Like many others, I started my blog: Engineer with style, this blog has brought me new experiences, new people, and new skills. It has opened my world to a number of great opportunities which I would have never had without it.

As a blogger I have learned how to:

  • Create content - information to be shared on any media platform 
  • Create graphics for blog posts and social media 
  • Create workbooks and printables [As shown below - download your free printable worksheets>>>HERE]
  • Schedule social media posts 
  • Write on a variety of topics I’m interested in such as personal development, women in STEM and my life lessons as a black female engineer in the UK. My blog has and continues to teach me more about myself, new skills and my capacity to learn and grow into the woman I want to be. 



27 Sep 2017

Guest Post: The skills that blogging has given me

The skills that blogging has given me, that have helped me in my career.

Hi, I'm Tori from Tori's World - a lifestyle blogger and a teacher. With the plethora of educational blogs out there, I've often wondered why I chose not to go down that route and instead to write a lifestyle blog but now into my third year of blogging, I can see how lifestyle blogging has given me skills and confidence beyond that I could imagine when I began.

A little personal history first - I've read blogs for a long long time - almost since they first started appearing. I've also always loved writing and knew that this could be an outlet for me. Career-wise - teaching is all I've ever wanted to do. Every academic choice I made was geared towards being in front of the classroom one day. And I believe (as do those who assess us...) that I'm a blooming good teacher! I love the job and the differences, challenges and successes each day brings. After teaching for nearly 15 years, it’s more and more important to keep moving with the times and developing my skills. The world is changing rapidly…



So how has blogging helped me?

Teaching can be all-consuming. There's no definitive cut-off, “you've finished” point. You can (and many do) work all the hours of the day, neglecting personal life, hobbies and your health. I quickly decided that I would need a hobby to help me switch off and by combining my love of makeup and writing, I started my blog with a beauty focus in May 2015. I quickly realised that limiting myself to makeup wasn’t going to work for me and moved into a lifestyle blog after Blogmas 2015. When I’m writing or interacting with the community, I’m doing something just for me.


5 Sep 2017

Engineered Success: Giulia E. Fenci

I’m so excited to introduce you to Giulia Evelina Fenci, a-27-year old, Italian born multilingual structural engineer and personal trainer who has completed her Mount Kilimanjaro climb.


Giulis Evelina Fenci
Giulia E. Fenci
Bio:
I was born in Siena, Italy and I now live in Salford. I am a graduate structural engineer and I am in the final year of my PhD at the University of Salford. At the same time, I work one week every month for an international engineering consultancy. I have just qualified as Personal Trainer and I have been fundraising to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of a charity called Dig Deep, that aims to bring clean water and sanitation to rural areas in Kenya.
My main goals in life are to be healthy and happy. I want to do what I am passionate about and I want to find a job that will motivate me and inspire me to better myself every day.


What are you passionate about?

2 Aug 2017

5 Great Blogs to Read and Follow

One thing that inspired me to start blogging was reading other blogs written by young ambitious women. Their stories of learning tough life lessons, excelling in their career and following their passions encouraged me to do the same.

For over 2 years I've shared my own experience in this little corner of the internet. I have been able to express myself and give my own perspective on life as a twenty-something. By writing on this blog I have learnt a lot about myself.
5 Great Blogs-bloggers to read and Follow

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do and maybe discover someone new:

20 Jun 2017

How Goals Lead to Success - Mid-Year Review

Goals

This year, I decided not to share my goals publicly on the blog, for one simple reason - I was embarrassed about what happened last year...


I made my 2016 goals public and although I wanted to achieve everything I didn't. I certainly had the intention to complete them but, my actions didn't follow suit. (I'm human.) I did well with my personal development as my passion it was easy to execute this goal but I struggled to stay consistent with learning a new language and keeping fit.


So at the beginning of this year, I decided to share my goals with just my subscribers. That way I could be more accountable to those that have engaged with me online. Also, it felt easier to share my goals with a few people, and not the entire world online.


However, now that we are half-way through the year I feel comfortable to let you know a few things that I have been striving for this year and what I hope to achieve in 2017:

Mid-Year review Goals

9 May 2017

Success is a Habit

Success is a habit

After over 10 weeks of running - in my preparation for the Manchester 10km run, I keep returning to this quote for inspiration. Now I can’t tell you that I am now able to run 10km but I can say that the consistency of following a programme is helping me to improve my distance and pace.

28 Apr 2017

Powerful Illustrations to inspire girls into STEM

There is always more we can do to inspire young girls into STEM: Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics.  And like me, there are many women (and men) promoting STEM subjects to girls. It is through these advocates that women in STEM industries are gaining visibility and a voice to inspire the next generation.  


Together Totaljobs, and the co-founder of STEMettes, Jacquelyn Guderley, have created motion illustrations, each depicting the journey and biases many young girls endure in the early stages of their STEM journey.


Each illustration (shown below), is supported by inspirational advice [in the original article on Totaljobs], helping to dispel the stereotypes and gender boundaries.   


You can read Jacquelyn Guderley’s advice on how to smash the gender stereotypes here: Girls in STEM: Smashing the Stereotypes

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