Dreaming of a career in Space…

CBenteynOne of the most difficult things when we are in high school is to know what we want to do. For my part, I have always been impressed by passionate people who knew exactly what they wanted to be in the future : Biologist, Actor, Doctor, Policeman…

In primary school I wanted to be President, in College a Biologist and in high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to be…..perhaps an Archaeologist or an Engineer. During my first year of Engineering my Human Resources colleague asked me, “What is your professional project?”  The only answer I could give her was, “My dream is to have an interesting job, in an interesting company and to be involved in a project which will allow me to dream!”

During my Scholarship I met a number of passionate and interesting people and enjoyed a variety of useful experiences (internships, travels) which, step by step, have helped me to find my way and determine what I wanted to do.

I used the context of the REVOLVE project and the initiative of Mrs. Richard, my Teacher in Physics and Chemistry at the Lycée Condorcet, Paris when speaking with her final year students where I presented my scholarship, my experience and my research. It was really interesting for the students as they could relate to the different experiences of the various panel members.

I hope that my talk inspired the students and that they were touched by the concept of Space Engineering!

Post by Claire Benteyn, PhD Fellow

 

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