Students from Mount Carmel Secondary School were welcomed to the Bank of New York Melon offices in One Dockland Central as part of STEAM pathways workshop, which serves to encourage students to make the connections between what they study in school, further education options and how this translates into a career.
Sandra Mollen, Global Head Securities & Client Data Operations gave a warm welcome to students and shared her career path story. Her down to earth approach made a real impact on students’ ambitions to study STEAM and consider a STEAM career.
During the workshop BNY Mellon volunteers helped students to identify their transferable skills, set career goals and brainstorm actionable steps towards these goals.
BNY Mellon Volunteers Susan Millard, Stephen Sheehan, Rachel Turner, Claire McAndrew, Nadine Hunter, Colman Burke, and Ruth Williams shared their personal story and career path with students. Eoin Lane, Global Head of Data Science & AI, spoke with the students to encourage them to study STEAM subjects and consider applying for a job with BNY Mellon.
David Coleman, teacher, Mount Carmel commented that “The girls really benefited from the morning and in particular learning that social skills are as important as technical skills when working for a large organisation. It was also great for them to see the variety of STEAM jobs particularly in the financial services industry. Many thanks to you all for your time.”
Nadine Hunter, BNY Mellon Volunteer said “The STEAM Pathways workshop offered a great opportunity for learning, for both the volunteers and students. The volunteers discussed topics such as the pressure of deciding what to do post-secondary school and changing your mind along your career path, which really seemed to resonate with students. The workshop also offered an excellent chance to discuss an array of topics with the younger generation – what they like, what drives them – which was really interesting. I look forward to taking part again in the future!”
We would like to thank all volunteers who were so generous with their time and shared details from their personal lives that influenced their education choices and demonstrated that there are many ways to achieve success. A big thank you to Lisa Greer for helping us co-ordinate this impactful visit.