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Student Engineers: Build your professional profile!

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Grass Roots Education are proud champions of student engineers all over the world. We believe that your online professional profile is an essential tool for you to demonstrate your skills, motivation and potential to employers and your wider network, throughout your early career and beyond!

As an engineering student, a great way to start building your professional profile is to share the projects you are already working on at university - all too often people outside of your university don't get to see and learn from the great work you are doing. DesignSpark is one of the tools you should consider using to showcase your engineering projects, with a global engineering audience.

No matter what you are working on, we believe all engineering students have a great story to tell and we want to hear it on DesignSpark!

Where do I start?

First, take a look at what other students are sharing on DesignSpark. The Student Innovation area showcases student projects from all over the world. Whilst you're there, be sure to give a "like" to some of your favourites!

Some of our favourite projects on DesignSpark

Some of our favourite projects on DesignSpark!

What should I include?

You've decided you want to share your project on DesignSpark - now you need to decide which aspects of your project to include. Our recommendation is to always write with your audience in mind, what would you as a fellow student engineer be most interested in with your project? Perhaps you have solved a really tricky problem, used a new technology or learnt something new. Share your learnings with the community!

How you choose to tell your story is up to you, here are some ideas of the types of content you might like to include in your article:

  • 3D CAD visualisations
  • Video demonstrations
  • Feedback from users
  • The problem you set out to solve
  • Your results
  • Key learnings
  • The team behind the project

What happens after I publish on DesignSpark?

Publishing on DesignSpark is just the start, your project may be featured across the Grass Roots Education, DesignSpark and RS Components social media and newsletters.

We also recommend you share links to your published projects and DesignSpark profile on your own social networks. LinkedIn is the best for this, and it is a great way of demonstrating to potential employers what you are capable of!

Keep an eye on the Competitions page. We often have cool prizes up for grabs to reward you for sharing the story of your project with us.

Need some help?

If you have any questions or want some guidance on how to best share your project on DesignSpark, contact us at: GrassRoots@rs-components.com or message us on Instagram or Facebook.

Grass Roots works with DesignSpark, RS Components and other members of the Electrocomponents group to support the development of young engineers around the world!

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