Job shadowing works.
Just ask Joi Harris, vice president of Gas Operations for DTE Energy. When she was in 10th grade, she shadowed a group of engineers at Michcon (now DTE Gas) and that experience inspired her to become an engineer.
Tabice Ward, director of Information Protection and Security for DTE Energy, would agree. She was a co-op student at DTE while studying at Wayne State University who discovered that how much she enjoyed working in information technology from that experience.
Both women were honored at the Women of Color STEM Conference last weekend for their career achievements. Before the festivities, they joined The Pulse with Karen Dumas to talk about their careers in STEM and why it is so important to them to make sure young girls are exposed to STEM education at an early age. You can here their full interview by clicking the player below: