Video playlist: STEM pros with the coolest careers

STEM pros - Gini Santos
Amazing STEM job alert! Gini Santos is an animator at Pixar.

One of the things that makes STEM so cool is the huge range of options it gives you to build a career you’ll love.

We’re always so excited to talk to STEM pros and to hear about their pathways, hurdles, triumphs and innovations. They always so happily share incredible advice for people following in their footsteps!

Below, we’ve put together a video playlist that includes five STEM pros working in everything from data science to fashion. There are so many brilliant words of wisdom in these videos, so make sure you watch them all – and subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more awesome interviews, webinars and STEM career videos coming your way.

1. MathSpace CEO Mohamad Jebara

Careers with STEM founder Heather Catchpole talks to CEO of MathSpace, Mohamad Jebara, about the millions of students using MathSpace, what happened during the pandemic and why he wants to abolish the national testing program NAPLAN. Mo also explains how the disruption caused by COVID-19 is actually having a positive impact on Australia’s education system.

Want more on maths careers? Head to the Careers with Maths hub.

2. What is data science and what do data scientists do? We spoke to a real data scientist to find out!

We chat to Kshira Sagaar, who is the Group Director of Data Science & Analytics at Global Fashion Group (GFG), parent company of fashion websites like The Iconic and La Moda.

Kshira covers all the skills you need to become a data scientist, what you can study, and has words of advice for aspiring data scientists.

Think data science is the right STEM career for you? Take this quiz!

3. Talking maths careers with Lily Serna from Atlassian

If you’ve studied maths (like Atlassian data analyst and TV presenter Lily Serna), your next questions might be, “What are some careers in mathematics?” or “How do I find maths jobs?”

Lucky for us, we got to ask Lily all about how she got her start in maths. You’ll also find out why Lily loves numbers so much, and she also talks us through how we should get more women in STEM and girls into maths.

Read more about Lily and her amazing career here.

4. TAFE – Fashion and Technology with Natalie Aslan

Love fashion but wanna work in tech? You can totally sew them together to create a great STEM career. In this video, you’ll meet Natalie Aslan who is using digital tools like online pattern making to improve her design practice.

Find out how tech is revolutionising the fashion industry, and how to make it your career, here.

5. Pixar animator Gini Santos

Making movies? 100% a STEM gig! We spoke to Gini Santos, who moved from her island home to work at one of the most amazing animation companies around – Pixar! If this isn’t career goals, we don’t know what is.

Is STEM + creativity your jam? Visit our Be Creative hub.

What’s your dream STEM career? Shout it out in the comments below!

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.

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