The Careers with STEM hub includes a quarterly magazine, posters, videos, quizzes and website to help students discover the careers of the future. With eye-catching design, compelling stories and quizzes, plus a directory of study options, the magazines smash stereotypes about what STEM careers look like.
Each year we deliver four magazines across each of the STEM disciplines – Science (term 1), Maths (term 2), Engineering (term 3) and Code (term 4); plus special editions, like Data Science, Economics and Cybersecurity. Over 1.5 million free magazines have been read by students across the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
With 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills, just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. Many of the careers of the future will combine STEM skills with other areas. We call it ‘STEM + X’. Like Technology + Fashion = 3D printed clothes. Maths + Sport = footy statistician.
Using Careers with STEM in classrooms
Careers with STEM brings you practical solutions for integrating STEM learning, and provides examples of how the STEM skills you teach can lead to amazing careers in any field. We create content for high schoolers that doubles as excellent teacher resources for the high school classroom.
- Distribute Careers with STEM magazines or hang posters around the classroom.
- Use a careers quiz as a class exercise to demonstrate the awesome career potential of STEM skills.
- Watch video interviews of career figures and students in STEM.
- Stay up-to-date on what’s new in the world of STEM.
- Find and share career role-models with diverse and exemplary study pathways.
- Diversify your role-model examples with Women in STEM or Indigenous Australians in STEM.
- Find STEM lessons plans centred around the magazines.
The Foundation for Young Australian’s New Work Reality report shows that lack confidence about their working futures. It’s estimated that 65% of kids in school today will go into careers that don’t exist yet.
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Author: Heather Catchpole
Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs