Find Your Career
Finding a job isn't easy. How can someone pick in one decision what they want to do for the rest of their lives? Well, we want to take that pressure off of you.
Firstly, don't see it as a job. Look at your work as your career. It should complement your personality, your interests, and your lifestyle. It will integrate well into your life if it truly means something to you. We want to bring to light all the different possible career paths that are out there in the respective fields of STEM. Oftentimes, we assume there are only a handful of options with a certain degree. But there are always more!
Explore the capabilities of your degree a bit further and you might be surprised as to what you will find! Check out the Center for Career Development at UConn for specific opportunities to further shape your career path.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, just some ideas to get you thinking about the numerous possible paths to take with your major.
- Food - create different consumer products and perform tests for food production
- Forensics - identify chemicals at the crime scene and unleash your inner Sherlock
- Rockets - learn about space and brainstorm how to travel there more efficiently
- Apparel and Materials - create more sustainable fabrics that could potentially be used by top clothing designers
- Cyber Security - attempt to crack a company's online information safe
- Virtual Reality - create video games, surgical simulations, and travel the world all from the comfort of your couch
- User Experience - as we become more and more of a technology generation, ease the comfort between the tech and the user by creating more intuitive interactions
- Artificial Intelligence - automate tasks that are normally done by humans with computer functionality
- Robotics - help automate human tasks with machine hands
- City Planning - design the next city layout with an technical yet creative mind
- Hardware - be in charge of the materials composed within the next iPhone
- 3D Printing- create artificial body parts for patients needing transplants
- Algorithms - determine how Google's next new technology will function
- Risk - predict the future by figuring out the best times for your company to invest their money
- Weather - using the data collected, determine whether people will need an umbrella or flipflops tomorow
- Space - analyze the trajectory of various objects to conclude any dangers for Earth