HUMANITIES STUDENTS – WE WANT YOU!! (to sign up for the Oct. 15 conference)
HUMANITIES STUDENTS – WE WANT YOU!! (to sign up for the Oct. 15 AYA-sponsored conference on STEM CAREERS: Formulae and Solutions for Success).
This conference is not just for STEM majors! Why? News flash: Humanities degrees are tech’s newest “hot ticket” to getting hired, as Forbes magazine put it last year: http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2015/07/29/liberal-arts-degree-tech/#5e74c2445a75
The Washington Post reports that LinkedIn made the “staggering” finding, after an analysis of its own pages, that as many as 2 of every 5 recent liberal arts grads were now working at tech firms — and were being hired at faster clips than computer science and engineering degree holders. Believe it! Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/26/tech-companies-are-hiring-more-liberal-arts-majors-than-you-think/
They’re not getting hired just to sell or do PR, although folks with skills in marketing and communications are in demand at tech firms. They’re getting hired because interdisciplinary work and the ability to work collaboratively across fields are the new watchwords of innovation within both tech and biotech.
Yale University President Peter Salovey noted to the Association of Yale Alumni Board of Governors a week or so ago that one of Yale’s greatest assets in teaching science, technology, engineering and math is the liberal arts grounding its students get. This grounding enables Yale grads to be able to communicate their ideas, work in teams, understand other disciplines and key into social and civic needs as an underpinning to their success in tech endeavors.
So liberal arts majors, welcome to the world of STEM. It’s not just for scientists any more!
Find out where you might fit in — register now for the Oct. 15 STEM career conference, brought to you by the Careers, Life and Yale committee of the AYA, with morning sessions on life and work skills and afternoon panels on careers in biotech, computer science, engineering and the physical sciences.
To register, go here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/STEMFY17