Politics to AI: My Pivot Into Tech

It’s coming up to a year since I graduated from UCL in the manic haze of Lockdown 1. So, it feels poignant to have just been interviewed by my previous university about my journey into tech since graduating! You can read the full interview below: UCL Careers: Interview with an Alum – Isabel Scavetta and the ‘Career Pivot’ 1. Since graduating from UCL, you’ve spoken … Continue reading Politics to AI: My Pivot Into Tech

10 Tips from Teaching my First Python Class

Today, I returned to Code First Girls’ Python course, which I passed as a student back in the sunny days of August. Plot twist: this time, I’m doing the teaching. Yes, as part of my CFG Fellowship programme, I’ve been paired up with two other brilliant Fellows to teach ~30 women to code. Exciting? Yes. Terrifying? Absolutely. Here are 10 of my lessons as the … Continue reading 10 Tips from Teaching my First Python Class

Navigating a Man’s World: Tips for Female Grads in Male-Dominated Industries

After graduating, I completed a four month consultancy internship in the construction industry – not exactly famed for its high ratio of female employees! Transitioning from psychology lecture halls filled with 90% women to boardrooms where I was the only woman took some adjusting to. Here are some of my biggest lessons! The minority effect Research shows that we all feel less confident when we … Continue reading Navigating a Man’s World: Tips for Female Grads in Male-Dominated Industries

How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Do you ever make impulse decisions? Me too. One of my latest adventures? Signing up as a Team Leader on 2 Hackathon coding challenges… as a UCL humanities graduate. …Why? (a question also asked by many of my friends & family) During lockdown, I decided to begin learning to code. After getting a Code First Girls Python certificate, I was selected for their Career Nav … Continue reading How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

To name names, there’s a big problem with how society views them. We live in a world where: Minority ethnic women who use “whitened” names can have better chances of landing an interview Continual mispronunciation of students of colour’s names affects their ability to learn due to shame & disassociation from their culture CV cultural name bias affects job hiring decisions  Introducing our Hackathon solution: … Continue reading Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

Isa, how do you even start to post on LinkedIn? – too many people, to me, in weird and wonderful scenarios (including pre-Covid house parties..?) Now, whether or not this is something I’m okay with being my core personality trait (unsure), there’s a lot to be said for getting your name out there, especially as a woman just starting out on the career ladder. But, … Continue reading Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top Tips!

Thank you for the great response to last week’s CV Clinic! I received over 20 CVs, the majority of which were from female undergrads outside my network, and was delighted with the response from participants. Participant Feedback: The process was very simple and I am so thankful that you got back to me so quickly! It was definitely very useful – I will be revising … Continue reading HBN CV Clinic: Find out the 5 Top Tips!

Why Women’s-Only Events are “Completely Unfair”

They say inspiration comes in many forms. Apparently, that also applies to the legendary student-run UCL page UCLove. If you’re not familiar with UCLove, it’s an anonymous submission platform for UCL students to submit their thoughts and questions (alongside their library crushes). I was on Facebook this morning when I came across this post (in summary, women’s only events are unfair and it would be … Continue reading Why Women’s-Only Events are “Completely Unfair”

5 Ways to Max Out Your Uni Summer

The uni summer is a phenomenon like no other. After exam period, 3 to 4 months of unadulterated free time feels just like what the doctor ordered! However, the novelty of endless, commitment-free days does manage to wear off (believe it or not…). If you’ve finished everything on Netflix, are short on cash and ideas, and are looking to get something more out of the summer… … Continue reading 5 Ways to Max Out Your Uni Summer

5 Secrets Every Spring Intern Knows

This past month has been full of challenges (not least, finishing a mountain of Easter chocolate!). However, one of my standout memories of April 2018 will always be completing my two Spring Weeks. If you’re not familiar with the process, “Spring Weeks” are multiple-day insight programmes ran during the Easter period. They offer a first look into an industry and are often the first step … Continue reading 5 Secrets Every Spring Intern Knows