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Is anyone open to being interviewed by a high school student interested in pursuing a STEM related career?

Hi! I am currently a junior in high school that is trying to complete my college portfolio. I am looking to interview someone who preferably works in a field related to prosthetics/orthotics, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience. The questions would be related to your job and how your experience working in that career has been.

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Kathleen’s Answer

Hi Leni!
Wow! I admire your drive on preparing for your career. I do not have experience in the fields you mention, but I am a retired clinical laboratory scientist with experience in all areas of laboratory testing, management, QA, and compliance. As a laboratorian I have experience in maintaining, troubleshooting and even performing minor repairs on laboratory equipment. So, if that could help you, I'd be happy to do so.
Kathie
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Leni
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Kelly’s Answer

Sure thing! I work as a MOHS Histotechnogist. I’m not sure if that fits the bill for you, but I’m more than happy to answer questions if it helps you out.
Thank you comment icon Hi Kelly! Thank you for responding! I actually posted another question on CareerVilliage that includes all of the interview questions, since we cannot contact each other outside of the platform for safety reasons. Leni
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bill’s Answer

Sure, that's quite a wide-ranging topic. While I might be more proficient in the field of science, I may not have as much expertise in technology, engineering, or mathematics. However, these areas are interconnected, so we can tackle them one by one. Could you please specify your queries related to science? Remember, it's a vast subject.
Thank you comment icon Hello! Thank you for responding! I am still exploring my options for a career, so I was looking to get answers from a wide range of people. Since CareerVilliage doesn’t allow contact outside of the platform for safety reasons, I have posted another questions that includes all of the questions I was looking to have answered by people in various careers. Link to my questions: https://careervillage.org/questions/871533 Leni
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James Constantine’s Answer

Dear Leni,

Planning Interviews with STEM Professionals

Your ambition as a high school junior to pursue a STEM career and your initiative to interview professionals in prosthetics/orthotics, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience for your college portfolio is truly admirable. To gain a deeper understanding of these industries and potential career paths, interviewing experts can be a great strategy. Here's an easy-to-follow guide on how to effectively organize and conduct these interviews:

1. Finding the Right Professionals to Interview:

Begin by investigating professionals who are active in the fields of prosthetics/orthotics, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience. Utilize professional networking sites like LinkedIn, or contact local universities, research organizations, or companies that specialize in these fields.
Search for individuals whose roles align with your interests, such as prosthetists, orthotists, biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, researchers, or professors.

2. Initiating Contact for Interviews:

Compose a professional and courteous email where you introduce yourself, express your interest in their field, and request an interview.
Clearly state the purpose of the interview, including the questions you plan to ask about their role and experiences.
Be considerate of their schedule when suggesting potential dates for the interview.

3. Carrying Out the Interview:

Create a list of thoughtful questions about their career journey, daily duties, industry challenges, field advancements, advice for students with similar aspirations, etc.
Approach the interview with an eager and enthusiastic attitude, while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Take notes during the interview to record important points and insights shared by the professional.

4. Post-Interview Follow-Up:

Send a thank-you email to express your appreciation for their time and insights after the interview.
Reflect on the information you collected during the interview and ponder how it aligns with your career goals.

By adhering to these steps and interviewing professionals in the fields of prosthetics/orthotics, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience, you can acquire valuable insights that may inform your future academic and career choices.

Top 3 Credible Sources Used:

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) - As a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIBIB offers valuable resources on research and advancements in biomedical engineering.

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) - AOPA is a prominent organization committed to promoting the orthotic and prosthetic professions through education and advocacy.

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) - SfN is a respected organization dedicated to advancing research and education in neuroscience worldwide.

GOD BLESS!
James Constantine Frangos.
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Leni
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Robert’s Answer

Hi Leni,
Yes, I'd be interested in an interview. Let's start via email. I'm not sure how to do this without exposing my email address openly on this forum. Perhaps you can contact CareerVillage and please let me know.
Regards,
Bob
Thank you comment icon Hi! Thank you for responding so quickly! I contacted CareerVilliage and they suggested I submit the interview questions on here and have you or others respond. Thank you so much; I just posted the questions. I would greatly appreciate if you are still able to answer them. Leni
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