By Lisa Raufman
Many community colleges and universities are enhancing their counseling services for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors due to federal grant money that is available. The colleges are following the wave of money that went to secondary schools previously. We think that the increased secondary funding has created more students interested in these fields coming into our colleges now. Counselors will find the following websites helpful and student friendly. "Green careers" are incorporated into some of these sites but are not the focus of this list.
- http://careerinfonet.org/ - This is a national website about occupations. Specific Stem Occupations can be found under Fastest Growing or just by “browsing occupations”; it has a video, simple job description and great salary information BUT if you scroll all the way down, you will find related occupations and additional databases for associations and other places to find out about the career. http://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/ExploreCareers.aspx - Go to Employment Trends by industry and be sure to scroll through the long page of information.
- http://www.careercornerstone.org/ - Comprehensive information with academic and career resources including industry options, degree descriptions, podcasts, career profiles, salary info and sections for students, counselors, teachers, parents and graduates
- From Minnesota’s statewide website on STEM: http://www.mn-stem.com - Includes a “Resources and Links” with profiles n Forensic Scientist Game Developer, Architect, Music Recording Engineer <strong>
- http://www.careercruising.com: Sign in with Log In: elcaminocollege and password: career. Go to Explore Career then to 16 Career Clusters. Click on STEM then go to either Related Careers or College Majors
- Career Explorations Site (middle through grad school) - http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/. In the Resources section: two really good resources: http://www.allstarjobs.com/ - can go to local cities, then to jobs in the area; http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science_careers.shtml