Meet Simran Sarai

“Over the summer I had many adventures exploring eastern Canada, my favorite being the CN Tower EdgeWalk." I was in Oakville, Ontario working with Siemens as part of their SCETA (Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy) program. During this program I was trained on different aspects of engineering – Industry Application, Hands On, and Mechatronics Systems. In addition, strengthening more professional competence skills – Communication, Business, Leadership and Collaborative Teams. This program provides me with the skills to start my career at Siemens while making real what matters!” - Simran Sarai

“Over the summer I had many adventures exploring eastern Canada, my favorite being the CN Tower EdgeWalk." I was in Oakville, Ontario working with Siemens as part of their SCETA (Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy) program. During this program I was trained on different aspects of engineering – Industry Application, Hands On, and Mechatronics Systems. In addition, strengthening more professional competence skills – Communication, Business, Leadership and Collaborative Teams. This program provides me with the skills to start my career at Siemens while making real what matters!” - Simran Sarai

Simran Sarai is earning her Bachelor of Electrical & Eleoctronics Engineering at the University of Alberta. She currently works as a Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) Trainee at Siemens. In her spare time, she likes to bike, walk, run, and skate.

When did your love of STEM begin?

From childhood, I have been interested in STEM. The reason is clear: I got that from my dad who is also an electrical engineer. The highlight of my vacations included my dad teaching how power generation stations work. I remember following power lines leading to generation station, some of them were quite a hike! This all set a strong foundation for me to pursue a career in STEM. Most importantly, I enjoyed solving math problems and understanding simple science concepts as a little girl. Also, my teachers in high school have been very encouraging and help me solidify the concepts.

What is the best part about studying in the field of STEM?

 As of now, as I am still a student (Fourth year, Electrical Engineering). In my different work terms, the thing I have enjoyed the most is the dynamic environment and how you will not be doing one thing all the time. It is also very interesting to see how the knowledge gained over years applies in real life and different scenarios.

What advice would you give young women interested in a career in STEM?: Don't be afraid!!! Be open and ask questions!!