Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From Freshman to Graduate: some employment advice--

An alum has sent along the following article from the Washington Post. Here's an excerpt:

 As an economics reporter, I feel compelled to say that if you’re interested in math or science or engineering or computers, and you have the aptitude for the coursework, then, please, for the love of GDP, give a STEM major a shot. The economy needs more math and science grads to drive the big innovations that will help America prosper. 

 As a former political-science major, I’m happy to tell everyone who doesn’t fall into that camp that there’s hope for you in the job market, too. But you’ll have a much better chance if you start thinking now about how to use your time in school to hone skills that will improve your employability — no matter what your major. 

Consider this your step-by-step guide to making your college career work for getting you work, with the help of career counselors, academic research and a trove of economic data... 

Read the whole thing here: http://wapo.st/1czSaoH