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Go Beyond Science With a STEM Role at EY!

When you hear STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), we know that many people get stuck on the ‘science’ bit – and why not?

There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening in our world and plenty of opportunities to explore science as a scientist.

But there’s a LOT happening in the associated fields, too!

EY wants to showcase just how diverse a career in STEM can be, especially for young women and girls keen to see what others like them are doing and how they got there!

Keep reading to hear from current EY Consultant Dayna Pereira in their Digital and Emerging Technology team to learn more.

Meet Dayna

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your current role?

Hi, my name is Dayna Pereira, and I’m a Consultant working in the Digital and Emerging Technology team within Technology Consulting. I joined EY as a graduate in March 2022 after graduating with a Master of Information Systems in 2021.

Why did you choose to join EY?

I could tell when I was being interviewed that the other people working in the Digital and Emerging Technology team were warm, kind and friendly.

And I have chosen to stay at EY because of  the ability to work on a variety of different clients and project types.

I have worked on both an operating model strategy and a demerger and can honestly say there are probably not a lot of organisations out there that provide exposure to both!

What learning and development opportunities have you participated in at EY?

One of my favourite things I have done at EY is participate in initiatives designed to have a social impact on the community as part of EY Ripples.

For example, mentoring primary school students and encouraging them to improve their literacy skills. Further, I have been involved in several panels where graduates describe their experiences of working to incoming vacationers and graduates.

I have also been lucky enough to participate in training, both on and off the job, in technologies such as cloud computing.

What advice would you give future students considering a career with EY or studying a similar degree/background?

I would encourage future students considering a career with EY to remember that your first few years out of university are a great time to explore what you enjoy doing and where you find your purpose.

Try out as many different types of work as possible, and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to decide on a definite career path if you’re unsure; this is totally normal! This is where an organisation like EY can be a great place to start your career, as you can get exposed to so many different types of work, even within one team.

How do you feel you contribute to building a better working world?

I contribute to building a better working world in two ways. Firstly, through the positive relationships formed through the course of EY client work, both within my team and with clients themselves.

Secondly, the opportunities I have had to participate in initiatives such as EY Ripples, running training sessions internally, or helping to recruit new graduates have allowed me to feel like I am making a significant contribution even outside of EY client work.

How are you using your STEM degree at EY?

As I work in the Digital and Emerging Technology team, I use my STEM degree daily to inform my work.

The most useful thing to keep in mind, however, is that your degree is a fantastic baseline from which to start your career journey, but on-the-job learning and a commitment to continuous development through training is crucial to keep your understanding relevant.

Find Out More

EY’s purpose is to build a better working world.

Their insights and quality services help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and economies worldwide. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all their stakeholders.

Through four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax — and EY’s deep sector knowledge, they help their clients capitalise on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth.

Ready to be welcomed and supported to succeed as your whole self? See where a career with EY could take you via our dedicated employer profile!

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