Spending a day as a volunteer at the Art Gallery RIVAA in Roosevelt Island was amazing! We went on a tour around the Island and brainstormed ideas for future events. To top it all off, we got snacks! Looking forward to the next one, thank you Gallery RIVAA!
Getting involved in GE’s volunteering scheme since day one was a great decision and I recommend it to any intern!
As a STEM ambassador, I got the opportunity to share my experience at careers fairs such as the Bucks Skills Show and the Imperial College London careers fair. We also organized the 2018 GE Work Experience Week, an event for students to visit the offices and participate in workshops, talks, tours and more.
I joined GE’s GirlsGetSET scheme, which is aimed at teaching young girls about Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). As part of the initiative, we organized a workshop where we taught them the basics of iterative software development for apps using the agile methodology. It was great to see the engagement and set an example I never had when I was younger!
As part of the GE Charity team, I also volunteered at daylong family events such as the ‘Sunday Funday’. I will never forget the sense of community I got when I saw so many people participating – definitely worth waking up early on Saturday!
Don’t forget to give back to others – it’s a feeling like no other!