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Beware of Gender Biases in Career Interest Tests

Choosing a university program can be stressful; the stakes seem high and there are so many options. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could be absolutely sure that a particular program is the best fit for your strengths and interests? Career interest tests claim … 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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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