If you and your
child are beginning to consider career path options, the Career Cornerstone
Center can help you explore the fields of science, technology, engineering,
mathematics, computing, and healthcare. You can find out more about universities,
and explore the different types of academic
degrees that are available in the United States, including the new Professional Science Master's degree.
And, if your child is in middle or high school, there are
many recommendations for courses or activities
you might consider that may help you move closer to finding out which
career paths may be of interest. These include encouraging your child to
get involved with programs and projects or
attend summer STEM camps that can let them
experience science and engineering firsthand, and also participate in teams
of students with similar interests. There is even a new section that
explores online education options.
Lists of activities, lessons, and
other materials are also available on this site which can offer more
experiences for your child and ideas for extracurricular activities.
Career planning is an ongoing
process. It may involve networking,
exploring resources, and possibly having a mentor who can help advise you.
Involvement in professional associations
can also be a great help, as can gaining experience through internships or coops. This site also provides
additional support on diversity, salary information, job hunting
suggestions, and profiles of what a typical day in
a field might be like.