Why Study STEM?
STEM-SMART is a great resource to help students get a handle on admission to great colleges and universities offering exciting programs in science, technology, engineering, and sustainability! Tell colleges who you are, what you want to study, and what your career goals are. Don’t know what you want to study or what you want to do when you grow up? No problem!
Our advisors—from colleges, universities and corporations—can guide you select the right high school courses, apply to colleges, consider career options and much, much more!
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Universities and companies are eager to help and guide you select the right major and career! Admissions Officers will be able to guide you select the right course work in high school, apply to colleges of your choice, and much, much more! Tell colleges about your educational dreams! Simply fill out your profile to get started!
Why Study STEM?
If you are already interested in STEM you should know that colleges AND employers are already interested in YOU.
But even if you like history, law, childcare, culinary arts, studio design, counseling, or teaching, you can think about approaching your studies through a STEM path. Here’s why:
- STEM is everywhere and therefore even a minor in any STEM area will help your career.
- Colleges and universities want students who are interested in STEM and therefore many scholarships are available.
- Your chances of landing a great job increase if you have a background in STEM because there is a shortage of people with STEM degrees.
The world needs young people who are committed to tackling problems like the environment, hunger, poverty, and healthcare. STEM majors play an important role in solving these problems.
Women & Minority Students
We need you! There aren’t enough women and minorities in STEM-related fields. At the same time, employers want to have more diversity. So, put yourself in a position of high demand by specializing in a STEM discipline.
What are some hot STEM majors? How do I know if my major is a STEM major?
Although STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, this is not all there is to STEM. Take a look at the list of STEM majors in this section. You will be surprised at the large number of exciting choices. you have.
There are no hard and fast rules about STEM majors. The key thing for you to focus on is to become tech-savvy and understand the fundamentals of how our world operates. You will be able to apply these skills to any career!
For an evolving list of STEM-related majors, Click Here.
Prepare for college and your career now! In the Career Zone and in our Forum you will find useful advice and tips from our Advisors–admissions officers, corporate leaders, and people from STEM-related organizations–on how to prepare for college, gain admission to a great program, select a major, get the most out of college, and land a great job!
Visit our site frequently for internships, part-time job openings, and advice from faculty, admissions officers, and industry leaders! Don’t be shy about asking questions—our advisors are eager to hear from you!
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