- Volunteer Profile Login & Registration
- Volunteer FAQ
- Speaking on a Panel
- Panel Training
IGNITE Panel FAQ
- 1. How does this work?
a. You find a Panel you’d like to speak on and sign up (see next Q).
b. Read our Panel Prep Flyer and watch the Program Overview Video
c. Join in on a New Volunteer call (Tuesday’s at 12pm)
d. The teacher will email you a couple weeks before the event to check in and give you any important details about the school (parking, checking in, etc)
e. Speak on the Panel and inspire girls!
- 2. How do I sign up?
- 3. How do I learn about events?
- 4. Where will events be held?
At different middle and high schools in the greater Seattle area.
- 5. How should I dress?
Wear whatever you usually would- we want girls to see that all types of women work in STEM careers.
- 6. I didn't graduate/ don’t have a STEM degree but work in a STEM field- what should I say about that?
It’s great that you are successful despite following a nontraditional path, however it is increasingly more competitive and difficult to do this (and to move around once you have a career). If you were a teenager today what would you tell yourself about taking STEM classes and preparing for your future? Even a 2 year STEM degree could make a difference in creating an attainable future in STEM.
- 7. Should I create a Powerpoint or slide deck of some kind?
Sometimes having a visual can be really helpful- if you have some slides you’d like to share we are happy to have them. You’ll have 3-7 minutes to talk so be thoughtful about what you’d like to help illustrate your career/journey. That said, it is not necessary to have any visuals- your story is always enough!
- 8. Will I get to know my co-panel members beforehand?