APEX brings the world of electronics manufacturing together around a trade show, and perhaps more importantly, an in-depth conference where the newest innovations in manufacturing processes are presented and explored.
At APEX presenting a paper on Printed Electronics was one of Jabil’s rising stars in the R&D Engineering field, MaryAlice Gill who, as well attending numerous conference sessions, was able to walk the show floor and absorb the new technologies on show. She managed to find time to sit down on camera to discuss her paper, her APEX experience, and her career path development at Jabil as a woman working in STEM.
As part of an on-going strategy to develop new technologies to benefit Jabil’s customers, MaryAlice has been working within the printed electronics team with a specific focus on ‘In Mould Electronics’ to take connectivity into new three-dimensional form factors.
STEM and women in technology were brought into sharp focus at the beginning of the event with a keynote delivered by neuroscientist and ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Mayim Bialik. When asked about her experiences as a woman in the industry, MaryAlice said “I can relate a lot to what Mayim was saying, I got into math and science later in my schooling; I was both scared and excited by the challenges of technology. When I switched to engineering it was empowering to cross those barriers and climb the mountains”.
MaryAlice came to Jabil as an intern initially and enjoyed the work and environment so much that when a position opened up she jumped at the chance to join the Jabil team. MaryAlice explained, “you get mentorship and guidance, and you also have the opportunity to create your own independent work, which is important.” MaryAlice has taken part in many initiatives such as Jabil Joules, which celebrates the women that have made contributions to the business as well as taking part in Jabil’s university outreach program, which allows her to talk to the next generation of engineers and share her positive experience.
You can watch the full interview with MaryAlice Gill and Scoop’s Philip Stoten here – https://youtu.be/SjVloMcmZGo?list=PLWPIC4XR6zdG_IxFilxYCG93zlSwz-hFE
Jabil is committed to STEM and to Women in Technology, as well as inspiring kids to look at STEM education and future careers. Examples like MaryAlice who started as an intern, and now part of our full-time team is an example of how we encourage, mentor and inspire future leaders. We are proud to have her presenting at events like APEX is just a small part of how they encourage young people to embrace careers in manufacturing and engineering.
If you are interested in an intern or full-time role at Jabil, Radius or Nypro Healthcare, please feel free to look at our career pages found here: http://careers.jabil.com/