"Hey, girl intern" • "They just hired you because you're a female." • "The male students don't seem to have problems understanding this." • "Are you sure you can handle this as a career?" • "You really want to do this?" • "You're just a diversity hire."
Thank you to all of the aforementioned who so obviously truly believed in me and my pursuit of my CEM degree. You're the reason I stayed up until 2 am in the library studying. You're the reason I took on every assignment I could during my internship. And you're the reason I am standing here, at the finish line, with my head held high.
So thank you for not believing in me, because it forced me to believe in myself.
Congrats to all my fellow graduates, and especially my fellow female engineers. We did it ladies. Next stop, the real world 🌎
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