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Did you ever feel like you had to prove your worth and capabilities in STEM to your peers and/or colleagues? How did you go about doing so?

As a STEM student (civil engineering major), I am constantly reminded about how important it is to stand out from my peers, whether in grades, extracurricular activities/leadership, internships, etc. I feel like going into a STEM education, I've only began realizing how competitive STEM fields are becoming, and that it seems like a basic requirement to have something(s) that apparently proves your worth, capabilities, and knowledge to show to other people. Personally, that takes away some of my enjoyment in being in STEM, because I find it distracting at times, but I wonder how everyone else handles this notion, if they relate to it anyhow. I welcome answers from everyone, including students, professors, and professionals. (Thank you for reading my question as well!) In particular, I am especially curious about the perspective of those who come from minority/underrepresented backgrounds, because I feel that in that area there are also some variations to consider about. #college #career #stem-career #stem #women-in-stem

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