Industry Info & Jobs

Pros and Cons of Working in Government


The Pros
The chance to make a difference

Government employees work to enhance the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world. You can play a vital role in ending homelessness, finding cures for diseases, keeping our food …

By Amanda Nell
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Everything You Need to Know About Being (and Becoming) a Software Engineer


Software engineering is one of the hot careers that everyone seems to be talking about, but it can be a bit opaque from the outside. I’ve spent 15 years in various software engineering and engineering manager roles. Over that time, …

By Joy Ebertz
Joy Ebertz
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10 Great Jobs for People With Biology Degrees—Because You Don’t Have to Be a Biologist


If you have a biology degree—or you’re about to get one—you may feel like there are only a few jobs that you’re suited for, and almost all of them require further schooling. But as a biology major, you’re qualified for …

By Regina Borsellino
Regina Borsellino
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9 High-Paying Writing Jobs for the Word-Obsessed (You Know Who You Are)


Most people don’t consider writing a lucrative career path—that is, outside of the few writers who make it big with a New York Times bestseller or an award-winning screenplay. And thanks to the “starving artist” stereotype, many people think they need to …

By Deanna deBara
Deanna deBara
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Data Science Is a High-Paying, Fast-Growing Field—Here’s What You Need to Know About Entering It


Ever wonder how Instagram knows exactly what ad to show you? Or how your supermarket keeps the right food in stock? It’s probably thanks to a data scientist.

You may have heard the words “data science” tossed around a lot …

By Natalie Morse
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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling …

American Fitness Professionals & Associates provides comprehensive programs designed by experts, that will give you the high-caliber expertise necessary to …

30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success …

Welcome to the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative. Our vision is to work collaboratively to create more pathways to enable …


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

Prof. Jane Doe
This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

Prof. Craig Benson
 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Business-Related Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in Business and Commerce. This list is subject…

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