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

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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STEM and Healthcare Careers - Student Research Foundation

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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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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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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