Are there too many STEM grads?
Being in the science education business, it may not seem like this narrative is in our best interest. But I rather kids go into higher education with the right mindset.
Here is an interesting article on whether there are too many STEM grads?
The key takeaways for me are that:
- Within STEM, there is quite a variance between where the jobs will be and what an individual may study.
- Trying to predict where jobs will be in the future is difficult
- Besides the major and the quality of the education, there are a lot of factors that will lead to success in the job market including work experiences, family connections, the ability to network …
No one should enter STEM with the expectation that successfully getting a degree will lead to a job. There is far too much competition for jobs so you need to go beyond this and demonstrate why you will make a great employee for your prospective employer.