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Bookmonster345 Sat 26-Jul-14 22:19:21

Stealth boast alert, but I have to tell someone, and nobody in RL wants to know. My DD1 has just been crowned student innovator of the year by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Shame she has no intention of becoming an Engineer and wants to be a lawyer instead ��

Lunastarfish Sat 26-Jul-14 22:21:04

Congratulations but tell your DD1 to become an engineer, being a lawyer is terrible. I spend most of my evenings plotting my escape from being one!

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Sat 26-Jul-14 22:21:53

Um - I don't think stealth boast is entirely accurate here.

But well done her smile

Gunznroses Sat 26-Jul-14 22:23:25

What an amazing achievement! How come no one in role wants to know shock. How old is your dd OP?

Bookmonster345 Sat 26-Jul-14 22:23:57

She is 12, thanks for all your lovely comments

Dontlaugh Sat 26-Jul-14 22:25:31

What an achievement!
Well done her. And you.
I've met many lawyers trying to escape their profession, I've yet to meet an engineer who wants to leave.

KaFayOLay Sat 26-Jul-14 22:30:15

Oh do encourage her to be an engineer.

I did Electrical Engineering and have never been rejected at job interviews, mind you I'm only on my 4th job in 26 years.

morethanpotatoprints Sat 26-Jul-14 22:31:01

How amazing, good for her and likewise tell her to stick with engineering.
My dad was one and was never bored with his job as so much diversity.
You must be so proud of her and what a shining example to other girls.
Thanks for sharing this with us thanks

edamsavestheday Sat 26-Jul-14 22:34:19

well done dd!

saadia Sat 26-Jul-14 22:37:06

That is amazing, well done to her. That is very impressive.

iseenodust Thu 31-Jul-14 13:29:32

Excellent achievement.
Seriously if she has an innovative mind is the law the way forward? (Speaks as someone who gave it up after a year it was so mind-numbing.)

Galena Mon 04-Aug-14 05:18:34

Fab, well done! (and I left engineering... I hated every minute of my degree which was very similiar to Electrical Engineering - went into primary teaching)

Chottie Mon 04-Aug-14 05:23:07

Well done to your DD.

It is so sad that that you can't tell anyone in RL. Please tell your DD that we all think she has done fantastically well and wish her every success in whatever path she choose to follow in life smile

Purplelooby Fri 08-Aug-14 19:50:10

Tell everybody you know - it's tough if they don't like it because she deserves to have it shouted from the rooftops! Amazing x

UselessNess Wed 13-Aug-14 01:41:36

Well done BookMonster DD. That is impressive. cake

What a nice cheery OP. smile

pinkyredrose Wed 13-Aug-14 01:50:38

That's not a stealth boast that's just a boast! Wonder why no - one in R wants to know!

pinkyredrose Wed 13-Aug-14 01:50:58

RL I should've said!

BelleOfTheBorstal Wed 13-Aug-14 01:56:41

That is fabulous, OP! You have every right tu be proud.
I really really want my dd to go into engineering but god knows if that will happen. She is eight and came top of her year in the end of year sats! Not that that counts for a huge deal, yet

UselessNess Wed 13-Aug-14 08:40:52

Pinky I think you are missing the point of posting on anonymous Internet forums. In RL you can't go around 'boasting' about your kids, that would be very bad form but on here you can! The OP is quite rightly delighted about her DD and I think it's great that she posted on here.

I like threads like this. It's honest and I'm happy for the OP and her DD.

I agree it's not very stealthy though grin.

Poledra Wed 13-Aug-14 08:48:20

Boast away - that's something to be really proud of! Well done, your DD.

Personally, I'd make a banner and hang it from the roof so everyone could see grin

Iwasinamandbuint Wed 13-Aug-14 08:49:10

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WhoDat Thu 04-Sep-14 21:04:10

Well done miniBookMonster (wonder where she gets it eh?) Engineering, all the STEMs actually, is where it's at. Tell her the major corps, eg: Apple, Shell, etc etc, are desperate for women - HR targets innit? - and are actively recruiting them straight from college into three figure jobs where the world is their oyster. I see it everyday. That award won't do her any harm. If that fails push hard for actuarial studies smile

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 06-Sep-14 08:38:05

My sister won a similar award went on to become a dual chartered engineer. As others have said whatever branch as engineering you enter it is possible to rise quickly as companies are keen to show they support women.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 06-Sep-14 08:42:56

Engineering is a superb career strand - people don't realise the range of opportunities from chemical through to space through to nanotechnology.

Well done to your dd!

iggly2 Tue 28-Oct-14 19:17:31

Well done your DD (ps I think she should keep it up, its sounds more interesting than law!).

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