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by The Press and Standard | December 7, 2015 4:27 pm
Lakeisha Williams, the research scientist and STEM programs manager with SPAWAR, shared career advice and information on internships with the high school’s Freshman Academy students.
A group of Colleton County High School students learned about life in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, SPAWAR, in Charleston last week.
Lakeisha Williams, the research scientist and STEM programs manager with SPAWAR, explained that the center provides the hardware and software to connect the country’s defenders at sea, on land and in the air.
Williams shared career advice and information on internships with the high school’s Freshman Academy students. She said the student internship programs available at SPAWAR and other organizations provide an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in STEM discipline areas. And the programs have great pay too.
The presentation provided students with information on SPAWAR and STEM careers, as well as ways to get involved in STEM.
Williams stated, “I always like for students to understand that their choices and actions today help determine the possibilities in their future.” Specifically, behavior — in and out of school — social media behaviors and legal/financial troubles can make or break a student trying to get a government job or security clearance, she said.
The career program was organized by Career Facilitator Kimberly Footman with support from Cherrilyn J. Keaise of the Freshman Academy.