Industry Info & Jobs

Pros and Cons of Working in Government

Scale

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

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

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

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

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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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Seminars

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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