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STEM Companies Hiring Non-Tech Students

STEM Companies Need Non-Tech Students to Fill Jobs Too

It’s no secret that a boom is taking place in STEM education. Students across America are enrolling in courses to study engineering, computer science, statistics, and other subjects that will equip them to fill jobs with tech firms.

But here is one fact that can get overlooked as students prepare to find work with tech companies . . . Read more

How to get the most benefit from you college and career counseling office - Student Research Foundation

How to Benefit the Most from College Career Counseling Offices

Every year, many college seniors visit the career counseling offices at their schools to get help writing their resumes and cover letters, to get some advice on starting their careers, and to scan job listings. Most of those students benefit. Yet the fact is, students can make much better use of college career/counseling offices if they follow these steps . . . Read more

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STEM: The Acronym Race Begins

STEM: The Acronym Race Begins

First there was STEM. And we have recently heard about another acronym, STEAM, which adds “Art” to the mix. The result is apparently Science Technology Engineering Art Math. Read more

Certification Programs: The “Missing Link” in Higher Education - Student Research Foundation

Certification Programs: The “Missing Link” in Higher Education

Are you a career counselor or a parent? Or are you someone who is hoping to pursue a career in a specialized field like teaching, accounting or patient care? If so, perhaps you should know more about certification programs. Read more

Giving Voice to Student Career Aspirations - Student Research Foundation

Giving Voice to Student Career Aspirations

What is the future of career pathways and the skills that today’s students need to secure the jobs of tomorrow? With every presidential proclamation regarding education policy and education funding, the critics are quick to glean meaning from what the White House is — and isn’t — doing with regard to the educational pathways available to all students. Read more

Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree - Student Research Foundation

Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree from a Four-Year College

On January 11, 2017, Susannah Snider published “25 Best Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree” in U.S. News. The jobs she listed were . . . Read more

Jobs in Demand in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

What Jobs Will Be in Demand in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Many analysts agree that a lot of jobs will be lost to machines in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that is dawning. Very well. But there must be some jobs that will increase in number. Which will they be?

“Jobs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” an article on the World Economic Forum’s site, presents the views of some prominent futurists who include Erik Brynjolfsson (Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy), Saadia Zahidi (Head of Education, Gender and Work at the World Economic Forum) and Suzanne Fortier (Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University). Read more

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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

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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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Do STEM Studies Prepare Students to Excel in the Humanities?

Do STEM Studies Prepare Students to Excel in the Humanities . . . Or Is It the Other Way Around?

“The more our labs and engineers innovate, the more jobs we create for people who can make the human dimension work. Technology may be a job killer in warehouses or on the factory floor. There’s no denying robots excel at predictable chores, carrying them out faster, cheaper, and more reliably than we can. Yet in so many other aspects of life, the machines (and even software-based artificial intelligence) are clumsy intruders. They don’t know how to handle subtler situations, where feelings matter and the rules haven’t been written. We do.”

– George Anders writing in his book You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education (Little, Brown and Company) 2017
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