Our latest issue has just launched and it’s packed with diverse, inspiring career role models and practical tips and advice about careers in computer science.
This month, every high school in Australia and New Zealand received, free of charge, a box with 50 copies of Careers with STEM: Code 2019. That’s 150,000 opportunities to inspire the next generation about the tech jobs of the future.
Careers with STEM is published four times a year, with four copies usually sent to every high school in Australia. These bigger boxes were sent not just across Australia but to New Zealand too thanks to the support of Google Australia, along with our other sponsors including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie University and Victoria University of Wellington.
Discover women in tech role models
Women remain underrepresented in tech education and careers, which has one of the biggest gender gaps of all the STEM fields, despite the huge opportunities and job vacancies.
In our latest issue, we not only cover the gender gap in computer science (and what’s being done about it), we also seek to smash stereotypes and provide role models for the next generation of women in tech. Not only are all our cover stars in this issue women, we also have a special feature introducing 16 talented women from the Sydney Google Photos team (pictured above) – who they are, what they do, and their inspiring words of wisdom.
Discover your STEM + X
Many of the careers of the future that emerge will combine STEM skills with other areas. We call it STEM + X – and in our latest issue, it’s all about combining your passions (X) with computer science (STEM).
Into health and well being? There’s an app (and a career path!) for that. Passionate about education? We explore how technology is changing the way we learn and teach. This issue also explores how tech skills could launch your career into space, how computer science is being used to help us connect with culture and country, how to get a career in gaming and how tech skills are increasingly relevant and valuable even in ‘old school’ careers like law and finance.
Meet the cyber superheroes keeping us safe online
There’s more to this magazine than meets the eye! Flip it over for our special deep-dive into careers in cybersecurity, which also available to read for free online here.
Find out about career opportunities and pathways in this exciting and growing field, look at how cybersecurity impacts our personal lives with our “Are You Cyber Smart?” quiz (also available online); and read profiles about real-life cyber heroes keeping us safe online, including people who’s job it is to try and hack into Google and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), like Pen Tester Rhiannon Nee-Salvador pictured above.
But wait, there’s more?
Yep, heaps more. Careers with STEM: Code 2019 features 59 real, diverse people studying and working in tech, from companies including Google, Atlassian, the CBA, the Australian Federal Police, tech start-ups and more.
You’ll also find tips and advice on how to kick off your tech career, whether you’re just starting high school, about to choose your electives, or about to finish year 12.
How can schools use these magazines?
The Careers with STEM magazines provide educators, students and parents with news about future jobs, career pathways and inspiring and diverse people who share their career journey.
Here are just a few ways schools can use their free box of magazines:
- Give copies to the careers advisor:
It’s predicted that 75% of the careers of the future will require STEM skills – STEM jobs are growing at a faster rate than non-STEM jobs and people with STEM qualifications face lower rates of unemployment than the rest of the population. Don’t let your students miss out on these opportunities, inform and inspire them about the STEM careers of the future.
- Share with the library:
Embrace student-led learning, and let students discover Careers with STEM themselves in the library! Packed with bright, fun stories, quizzes and graphics, the magazines are designed for the students to read and enjoy independently.
- Take STEM into the classroom via teachers:
There are more ways to incorporate STEM careers into the classroom than you might at first think! We’ve listed 6 suggestions to get you started. They include everything from unpacking STEM jargon as a literacy activity, to exploring how STEM skills can be applied in the arts.
- Promote on the school newsletter/Facebook page/app:
Parents are the biggest influencers on students’ careers. Inspire your school community to get involved with STEM and engage with your school’s STEM strategy by sharing posts, profiles and the free digital edition at careerswithstem.com/read-it-here
Author: Gemma Chilton
Gemma has a degree in journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney and spent a semester studying environmental journalism in Denmark. She has been writing about science and engineering for over a decade.