With professional advice from an industry mentor, Lisa can plan her career
In celebration of International Women in Engineering day, Friday 23 June, we recognise the talent and achievements of our very own Lisa Jacob, a female engineer of tomorrow, studying Civil Engineering here.
As one of the top four performing students across 29 engineering-related courses at the University of Plymouth, Lisa was selected onto the prestigious Tamar Engineering Project (TEP) which offers financial support and one-to-one industry mentoring.
On receiving valuable industry insight and advice from her mentor, Jon Benton, Regional Director of Dawnus, Lisa has already made some changes to her career plan.
“My career plan before TEP was to join the Navy as a Marine Engineer. But through meeting regularly with Jon, I learned about the types of civil engineering, the problems engineers face, and about an engineer’s career path. This gave me a much needed insight into what possibilities there are for me as a civil engineer after I have completed my degree,” said Lisa.
Jon has arranged a summer placement for Lisa with Dawnus, working as a site engineer in the Devonport Navy Dockyard.
“During my placement I will be able to put what I’ve learned into practice and it will give an insight as to whether contracting is for me…as well as spying on the Navy,” she said.