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WES Student Group at Cardiff PHYSX

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"Scientists discover the world that exists; Engineers create the world that never was." - Theodore Von Karman, Physicist & Aerospace Engineer.

It it well documented that the UK has a vast shortage of engineers and technical professionals. Out of 2.74 million job openings between 2010-2020, 1.86 million require engineering skills (EngineeringUK report 2013). Physics graduates are sought after in the engineering disciplines, from aerospace to electrical to medical engineering. However, many physics graduates resume further training, on-the-job or otherwise, to fill these roles.

I propose a head start for all of those considering engineering careers after graduation. By setting up an Associated Women's Engineering Society (WES) Student Group we will be able to orchestrate networking events, collaborative research and where necessary lobby staff all with the aid or internal and external funding.

Some of the benefits of joining an associated WES Group are:
- An addition to CV
- Organise social & Network events
- Improve interview skills
- Act as a mentor and be mentored
- Collaborate with local schools and colleges
- Leverage internal and external funding for events and/or research
- Develop leadership and communication skills
- Arrange visits and tours to science and engineering companies
- Learn more about different engineering disciplines
- Spot job opportunities early
- Attend committee meetings to develop group structure
- Combine with other professional organisations i.e. IET, IoP, IMechE

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