Mireia Sospedra Parra

Data Centre Services Graduate, Barcelona

I’ve always enjoyed learning and processing information, and supporting others has always come easy to me. So from a young age at school, I would help my twin sister and our friends with topics they struggled, as I could explain it in a way they understood.

I’m enjoying my time in Colt DCS as I’ve always wanted to work in a technical environment and it’s great to have the opportunity. Before joining Colt’s graduate programme in Barcelona, I studied Industrial Engineering. I’ve always loved physics, and particularly topics around energy and transformation. When the universities closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I offered to help my friends who were still studying as they were concerned about passing their final exams. So just like old times, I started hosting sessions to explain Electronics and Machine Theory, but this time using Google Hangout rather than over lunch in the cafeteria.

As well as helping others, I’ve found I benefit from these sessions too. In-between our revision sessions, my friends and I have been supporting each other by talking about how we’re feeling during this scary time.

Having struggled with my mental health before, I always try to remember it’s okay not to be okay and feeling down is not a sign of weakness. It costs nothing to be kind, but the impact can be transformative, just like the topic we study in Physics.

With this in mind, I have now decided to offer free online lessons for kids who need help with Physics and Maths and can’t wait to share my love of learning with them.

Mireia Sospedra Parra | Data Centre Services Graduate | Barcelona