Use Confidence to Land Your First Jobs - Student Research Foundation

Is Confidence the Secret Students Need to Land their First Jobs?

Major Study Finds College Students Lack Confidence about their Future Success

The 2017 Gallup & Strada College Student Survey has found that college students are experiencing a “crisis of confidence” about their future careers. Here are some key findings from the study, which surveyed more than 32,000 college students at 43 four-year colleges. . . Read more

How to Find Entry-Level Cyber Security Jobs - Student Research Foundation

Entry-Level Cyber Security Jobs for Students

Do students have to graduate college before they take their first jobs in cyber security? The answer is, not necessarily.

Here are some jobs students can take while they are still in school that teach needed skills and provide a foundation for later jobs in computer security.

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Cyber Security Jobs - Explore your career options at Student Research Foundation

Quick Checklist of Cyber Security Jobs

Word is out that there are a growing number of jobs to be found in the field of cyber security. That explains why job-seekers at all career levels, from graduating college students to senior citizens who are interested in returning to work, are curious about what kind of jobs are available in the field.

Yet not all cyber security jobs are the same, and not all require the same kind of training or credentials. Here’s an overview of some of the different jobs that are hiring today . . .
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Career Testing - Student Research Foundation

Career Tests…And you can take most of them for free online

What is the best career for you? Have you chosen the right college major?  If you’re asking questions like those, don’t feel stressed. Everyone, at some point of his or her career, sometimes wonders, “Am I on the right track?”

But you can get some feedback without even leaving your desk. Here are some free career-assessment tests that can help.
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STEM Opens the Doors to Your Chosen Career in Healthcare

If you were a college student 10 years ago and you wanted to work in medicine or healthcare, you majored in nursing or pre-med.  Those were your two basic options to start a career in healthcare . . . you either exercised them or pursued a career in another field.

Today, that situation has changed dramatically. If you want to work in healthcare technologies, a whole new range of options is available to you. You can now make an important contribution by following paths like these instead . . .
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Changing College Majors - Student Research Foundation

What Statistics Tell Us About Changing College Majors

What Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education Tell Us about Changing College Majors

Did you change college majors when you were a student? Or if you are a student now, are you thinking about changing . . . or are you worried about changing?

In some cases, there are causes for concern. Changing majors can make it necessary to stay in college for an additional semester or two while you make up courses that are required for your new major. It can mean taking courses over the summer, or carrying a heavier course load while you are in school. All those activities cost money and can add to the stress of completing a college degree.

But even so, healthy percentages of people do change majors, and it is interesting to note that some majors are “stickier” than others and inspire more loyalty.
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Which Careers Will Grow Which Will Go Away - Student Research Foundation

Which Careers Will Grow? Which Will Go Away?

“. . . between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find new jobs by 2030 around the world . . . New jobs will be available, based on our scenarios of future labor demand and the net impact of automation.” 

  • “What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages,” McKinsey Global Institute study, November 2017

It’s no secret that automated systems are about to take over jobs that are currently being performed by millions of human employees. But if you think the biggest problem is that humans will be replaced by robots, you could be wrong. Artificial intelligence-based systems will replace humans in careers as different as power grid management, customer service, traffic control, medical diagnoses and monitoring, inventory management, travel, market analysis, stock portfolio management, manufacturing controls, and many more.

Whether you are a student, an educator, or a parent, how can you identify careers that will offer the greatest security in the years to come?
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Jobs of Tomorrow - Student Research Foundation

What Microdegrees, Nanodegrees and Badges Tell Us about the Jobs of Tomorrow

Research from the Department of Labor, academic researchers, and consulting companies tells us a great deal about the jobs of the future – and about what students should be studying in college today.

But we have recently been looking at another valuable indicator of the skills that are in demand to fill jobs . . .

The microdegree courses that are being offered by different providers

As you know, microdegrees (which can also be called nanodegrees, badges, certificates, and by other names) are surging in popularity, and for a very good reason. They allow students to earn a marketable credential in far less time than it would take them to go back to college, full or part-time, to earn a full-blown degree. And because microdegree programs teach skills that are in demand in the workplace, they serve as a good indicator of the skills that are needed to fill jobs today.
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