What is Careers with STEM?
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Careers with STEM is your inspiration hub for all things STEM careers
We create magazines filled with career role-models working in your dream job! Do you want to find out what it’s really like to be a [insert cool job title here]? Or need a little help to narrow down your aspirations? We’ve got articles, profiles, quizzes, videos, and magazines to get you started in your STEM career.
Careers with STEM brings you daily updates on news and events in STEM. There’s robotics competitions, games for coding, HSC and schooling advice, giveaways and more! Bookmark CareerwithSTEM.com.au so you don’t miss a single update.
These career role models are showcasing what it’s really like to work in STEM. Whether you’re looking to work as a marine biologist, or a forensic scientist, there’s a friendly face waiting to tell you all about their STEM career. See our profile category for more.
There’s tips for LinkedIn, maximising resume success, or help in finding grad programs and research facilities.
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Careers with STEM is your teacher resource hub for incorporating STEM into your curriculum
Careers with STEM magazines are a great place to start for your classroom. There’s magazines for exemplary careers in Science, Health, Engineering, Maths, Economics, and Code, all available to read for FREE or for order through our e-store. We’ve also got teacher guides for our magazines, and teacher resources for every single STEM subject. Visit our coding resources directory for a comprehensive list of online and in-person resources to teach code in your classroom.
We keep all our teacher resources and education news on our education blog. Visit the blog for teaching tips, awards news or guidance on incorporating STEM and STEAM into your classroom.
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A letter from the Editor
What is STEM + X?
75% of future jobs will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills.
Yet just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. In 10 years’ time, how will rapid technological change affect our future career choices? One thing is clear; we don’t know what the careers of the future will be. The Careers with STEM magazines set out to help you discover, invent and collaborate on the careers of the future.
Many of the careers that emerge will combine skills in STEM with other areas. Like Science + Art = better data visualisation tools, Tech + Sports = better performance, Engineering + Design = better homes for displaced people. We’ve chosen some ‘X’ areas to help you discover the careers that might be around in five or even ten years. We call it STEM + X.
Distributed to all Australian high schools with the support of sponsors including Google, The Commonwealth Bank and ANSTO, the Careers with STEM magazines are produced by Australian specialist STEM media company Refraction Media, winner of the best Australian Small Publisher 2015.
Students today will experience around eight major career shifts. Many of these shifts will be into jobs that have digital technologies as their basis. We know that 44% of the jobs that are around today wont exist in 20 years. A strong foundation of knowledge in STEM will prepare you for a rapidly changing career path, and gives you the knowhow you need to stay flexible and adaptable in the job marketplace.
Studying science or engineering doesn’t just prepare you to be a scientist or an engineer (although there are plenty of high-flying industry jobs in these areas). It also gives you a strong basis for working in business, health, fashion, journalism, law and much more. It helps you to understand how the world works, how we create the technology that we use to survive and how we can thrive on a planet facing huge challenges in terms of food security, population shifts and climate change.
Taking these skills along with your passion into new areas puts you at the forefront of the new knowledge generation, and gives you the tools you need to address these challenges.
We hope you find some inspiration to combine STEM with your ‘X’ factor, or passion. Whatever you decide to do.
Heather Catchpole, Editor of the STEM careers magazines and STEM advocate, Co-founder of Refraction Media.