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A woman called Jocelyn Bell- Burnell today launched a new fund to support BAME and female physicists. The article about this can be seen on the BBC website at and there are some interesting short profiles of women working in physics now.
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An incredibly thought provoking day spent at the Everywoman in Tech Forum on 6th March 2019 #everywoman #womenintech #balanceforbetter
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Hi, I'm currently in Year 11 and would really like to get some work experience during my summer holidays. Does anyone have any advice or companies to go to? I'm interested in working in the technology sector, particularly in programming or computing. In London area but would be willing to travel.
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Modernmuse
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Modernmuse Hi Sophie - we'll ask some of our partners for you. Thanks Modern Muse
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Modernmuse PwC advised that a lot of their summer work experience programmes; internships and digital insight weeks start their applications open in September so may be full now but worth a look. https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/school-jobs.html There are also some events if none of the programmes suit: There is a schools open evening: http://www.careersschools.pwc.co.uk/Events/ShowEvent/London-Schools-Career-Open-Day/895872
Happy International Women's Day! Today Modern Muse Youth Ambassador Miah and I went to to Superdrug head quarters, they had an amazing panel of inspiring women and Miah networked and introduced Modern Muse to girls from Wilmington Grammar School - a great day all round.
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The Credit Suisse Modern Muse program – Panel Event

The Modern Muse program inspires, informs and motivates young women and girls, introducing them to the wide range of career opportunities available within banking.

To support this, on the 29 March 2019 and as part of our International Women’s Day focus ‘Balance for Better’, we are holding a panel event to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and future business leaders for girls who are aged between 15 – 18 (year’s 10 - 13 at school).

Within the session which will run from 2pm – 4 pm, the girls will be inspired by a panel of Credit Suisse employees who will talk about their backgrounds, their career paths and their role models.

It will give the girls an opportunity to learn about what it’s like to work in a global investment bank with offices all over the world, and find out more about the wide range of different jobs available.

The event also provides the opportunity for the girls to network with a variety of Credit Suisse employees and ask questions to support their current and future education and career decisions.

If you are interested in attending this event, you can register by sending an email, with your name, the name of your school, your year and why you are interested in attending to: modernmuse.cs@credit-suisse.com by 20 March.
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Today our amazing girls from Wilmington Grammar who are on the Superdrug development academy program will present their ideas to our board on how Superdrug can stay relevant for their generation cant wait to hear their ideas!!!! - What an amazing way to kick off our International Women's Day celebrations!!!
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Donna Robertson
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Donna Robertson Fantastic - how exciting to present to the board, would be great to hear their ideas.
Lilly
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Lilly It was a great day! Thank you so much for having us! It was such an amazing experience and will be so useful for the future!
When I’m older I would like to be the following things ;

Air hostest
Model
Barrister
Social worker
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Donna Robertson
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Donna Robertson That is great you should take a look at https://www.modernmuse.org/profile/british-airways/
Sylvia White
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Sylvia White These are all great careers, if you want to look more into being a Barrister the Bar Council have prepared some information. They also offer speakers to come to schools, and if you would like to follow up with that I can get you the details. Here is the presentation about becoming a Barrister:https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/media/621986/becoming_a_barrister_pdf.pdf
Today I was very lucky to have lunch with Sky news presenter Jayne Secker at Sky HQ. After lunch we had a sneak peak at Sky's hi-tech news studio - as you can see it's a big glass room. The presenter, in the room is Kay Burley.
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I'm in my 3rd year of an MEng degree. I love research but I am trying to rediscover my love of learning. I used to want to be a doctor and I focused on that so much that I never tried exploring anything different. It might sound strange, but I'm 20 years old and I've only just started trying to rediscover my passion for life and learning.

This has been the busiest month of my life, mainly because I decided to look for things I enjoy and explore them. It's the happiest month I've had in a while.
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Donna Robertson
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Donna Robertson That is fabulous it sounds like you've found your niche - you often need to try a few things to find what motivates you and then you fly!
28 Jan As part of a Credit Suisse volunteering team I spent a day supporting CV writing and interview skills at a girls school in North London. Meeting so many amazing girls with such ambitions for the future was a pleasure which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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The Credit Suisse Modern Muse Program in partnership with the Credit Suisse IT Women’s Council and EWN are running the next ‘Day in the Life at CS’ workshop on the February 1 and February 8, 2019.
The workshop is for girls who are aged between 14 - 16 (year’s 9 – 11) and 16 -18 (year’s 12-13) respectively.

Within the interactive session, the students will have the chance to hear from Credit Suisse staff from different backgrounds and departments about their roles at Credit Suisse, Campus recruitment and the opportunity to participate in an number of activities such as:
 Trading Game
 The importance of Wellbeing at work
 Working In Change
 IT/STEM session
 Protecting your Brand

This is a great Muse event which are are looking forward to holding.
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Working in Credit Suisse, an organization which supports the development of next generation females, has provided the opportunity to meet role models as well as be a role model. Here I am at the House of Lords in Nov 2018 meeting Jodie Whittaker and then with Baroness Lawrence and Baroness Finlay inspiring and motivating girls for a debate on ‘Girls Breaking Barriers: How can we ensure that girls and young women are able to achieve their potential in the UK and around the world?’ held in the actual chamber. It was an amazing day.

Look at my profile to find out more about my journey
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I am currently studying music production and technology at college final year. I’ve very recently felt under pressure from the lecturers to continue in education and go on to UNI. However I don’t feel it’s the right path for me. I’d like to get involved working within the music industry but have very little information of what’s available for me with as yet no experience. I live in Dorset. Thanks
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Modernmuse
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Modernmuse Hi Chantelle - It's a good idea to look at all of the options available to you so you can make an informed decision. One of our contacts in the Music Industry has recommended the following: 'Finding an internship/being an apprentice is the way many people start, so it might be worth speaking to https://www.divaapprenticeships.com. I’d also volunteer at venues in the evenings, maybe ask to help out at studios in your spare time and talk to/write to people in the sector. ' Hope this helps. Also, we're on the look out for Muses in the Music industry so you can see how they got their jobs.
Hi Donna, could you please tell me where you see yourself in 5 years?
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Donna Robertson
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Donna Robertson I envision myself running a huge charity (Modern Muse) with a large team of young talent working with me to look after thousands of Youth Ambassadors, schools and registered users.
Hi Shahd, could you please tell me which tech you like the most?
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Shahd Ahmed
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Shahd Ahmed My personal favourite is the Surface laptops
Hi I'm a university student and would love some experience in PR or marketing, do you have any suggestions as where to look for internships or extracurricular activities that would help?
Thanks, Lexie
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Araminta Sheridan
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Araminta Sheridan Hi Lexie - I have a marketing agency, aramintamarketing.com, if this looks like somewhere you'd like to gain experience do drop me an email via contact on our site. xx
Ready for the new year? Are you thinking about your career after A-Levels and GCE's (or equivalent)?

Specsavers-Finance Analyst Trainee
The Position
This is a great opportunity for a keen and motivated individual who is hungry to learn and develop their career within Commercial Finance. You will be fully supported by a trained team enabling you to start off on the right platform to grow in the role.

Responsibilities
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Analyst Trainee to be based in our Commercial Finance team in Guernsey. Full training will be provided for this exciting new role but we are looking for someone who exhibits high potential and a drive to succeed. Throughout your training you will work as part of a global finance team where you will learn a range of new skills including how to process accounting transactions, supporting with the distribution of profits to partners, process lending for capital expenditure and support with our store banking processes.

This is a great opportunity for a keen and motivated individual who is hungry to learn and develop their career within Commercial Finance. You will be fully supported by a trained team enabling you to start off on the right platform to grow in the role.

The individual selected to do this role will develop strong skills in accounting, as well as developing your skills in continuous improvement and the ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload.
If you want to start your career with a thriving international business apply today!

Skills & Qualifications
Good (See more) IT skills including Microsoft Excel experience (intermediate)
Ability to work accurately and efficiently
Excellent attention to detail
Good organisational skills with the ability to organise own work
Able to work on different tasks at different times
Strong communication (oral and written)
Ability to build positive relationships with other areas of the Finance department

Academic requirements
• 2 A levels grade A to C
plus
• 3 GCSE’S grade 6 to 9 or A to C

Desirable
Knowledge of Accounts
Previous experience in an accounting environment

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Hey, I would like to know what you do specifically as a software engineer.
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Holly Boothroyd
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Holly Boothroyd Hi Trishna, these days I work on Cortana for Windows and Xbox. It is my job to create features and to fix bugs based on the project's priorities. The process I go through to complete a feature request starts by designing the architecture of the solution, then implementing it which includes writing tests, and finally going through the pull request process where I receive feedback on my solution and make adjustments to the code. Along with collaborating with other software engineers, a lot of my work involves working with project managers and designers to ensure that the implementation I create follows the design and is completed on time. However, when things don’t go according to plan, it is important for me to manage the situation and find the next best solution that suits the engineers, project managers, and designers.
I spent last week in Frankfurt on a leadership training course. It was interesting to meet new colleagues - pictured here from Spain, Germany and Poland. I learned new things and was given constructive and helpful feedback about my performance during the sessions. I have lots to think about now that I am back at work.
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