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Posted October 17, 2013 by

Picking a Major: How to Choose a Major for Future Tech Jobs

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Picking a college major is easy for some. For others, it’s a cause of stress. Sometimes it’s just a split-second decision – one you know you can change later.

Whether you choose a major freshman year and stick with it, or switch late into your junior year, the degree you graduate with has a direct effect on the jobs you’ll be qualified for.

Well, that’s not exactly new news. But  what is new is the kind of jobs that will be available to graduating students in the future. STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) alone will create one million jobs in the next 10 years. (more…)

Posted April 01, 2013 by

STEM Careers: Women in the Workforce

You have probably heard about the need for more workers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, especially women.  Because of the demand in these areas, women have a chance to close the gender gap that exists, as well as be part of the closing wage gap with their male counterparts.  However, in order to see more women enter STEM careers, there need to be opportunities for them to succeed.  The following infographic has more information. (more…)

Posted February 22, 2013 by

Five Career Predictions for 2013

In the following post, Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti offers five career predictions for 2013 that identify workplace trends and job opportunities.

1.     Six sectors will offer on-ramps to career growth

Six career areas provide a snapshot of the new economy: business services, education, healthcare, IT, nonprofits, and manufacturing. Healthcare, the fastest-growing sector in the nation, offers obvious opportunities, but less intuitive choices such as nonprofits—which will need a projected 80,000 senior managers a year by 2016—also offer attractive prospects. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2012 by

STEM Scholarships Awarded Total $4.2 Million

A huge investment in STEM scholarships may be a sign that these career fields will represent the jobs of the future.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, yesterday announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients during the NBC News Education Nation Summit in New York City.

The students, who come from all 50 states, were honored for excelling in the classroom and the community. They will receive financial resources to pursue a college degree within the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), or other related fields of study. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2012 by

Is Education Too Theoretical?

The purpose of everything is to accomplish something. Why do you brush your teeth? To get them clean, obviously. Why do you eat? Why do you work? Why do you exercise?

Everything we do has a purpose, a point. We do things to achieve and reach goals. So, why do we go to school? The clear answer is to learn. But, learn what? Learn skills so we can accomplish what? (more…)

Posted June 25, 2012 by

STEM Degrees Financially Rewarding for Minority Students

For minority students pursuing STEM degrees, the payoff could be huge.

Minority college students who major in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who study humanities or education, according to the results of a new study.

And those who took jobs related to their STEM degrees earned at least 50 percent more than their classmates who majored in humanities or education fields.

Published in the June issue of Research in Higher Education, the study followed more than 1,000 Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino and black students over nine years. The students were scholarship applicants for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which awards grants to highly motivated, low-income minority students. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2012 by

$400,000 Awarded to College Fund for Internships for Women/Minorities in STEM Fields

College students who are interested in the STEM fields have a chance to gain experience this summer that may potentially lead to job opportunities.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is encouraging employers across the country to recruit minority students for job opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “Many students start out pursuing STEM degrees, but they often end up discouraged, and change their major,” states Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF’s President & CEO. “We want to help ensure these students get the attention and guidance they need to not only graduate, but to find good jobs in their chosen STEM fields.” (more…)