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What is a Good Response to a Bad Midterm?

If you are already feeling insecure about your ability in a subject area, particularly a math-intensive one, a bad midterm result can feel like confirmation that you don’t have what it takes to succeed. The temptation to drop a course, with the goal of protecting … Read more

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Include Relevant Work Experience in Any STEM Education Plan

Newly minted grads are often dismayed to find that even jobs posted as “entry level” can require two or more years of experience. What happened to on-the-job-training? It still exists, but employers seem much more willing to invest in students before, as opposed to after, … Read more

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To Acquire Valuable Transferable Skills in High School, Avoid the Bin Mentality

As a student, it may seem logical to assume that careers follow in a linear fashion from high school subject bins. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can lead to an emphasis on specialist knowledge at the expense of transferable skills – for example, “I don’t … Read more

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Before Choosing a University Program, Do Your Homework

How does one go about making an informed decision when it comes to choosing an undergraduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? University brochures and websites are more about promoting a brand than providing comprehensive information, and university open houses are only useful … Read more

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A Strategic Approach to Undergraduate Electives in STEM

It’s easy to get the wrong idea about undergraduate electives. By definition, an elective is non-compulsory. You may choose to take it, or not. Requiring a course seems to confer value. If a course is an elective, there is no explicit suggestion that there might … Read more