STEM

STEM

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106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Complex problems. Big questions. Investigation and inquiry. In-depth research. Long-term solutions. Innovation and creativity.

STEM intersects a broad range of career paths and opportunities, but all of them will in some way interact with the themes of problem solving and scientific inquiry. Those involved in the STEM community are people who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and talents to grapple with these themes and work their way toward real-world solutions.

What are some of the real-world topics in need of exploration and solutions in this area? Climate change. Internet of Things. Mars missions. Self-driving cars. Data security. STEM education. Clean energy. With the rapid development of technology and the exponential growth of innovative industries in need of problem solvers, we will continue to see these topics and more evolve as solutions are found and new questions are asked.

In a traditional sense, STEM industries offers opportunities that align with the following academic fields: astronomy and astrophysics, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, engineering, geosciences, math, physics, and physiology. However, since major does not necessarily equal career, anyone with an interest in these academic fields or industry areas can find a segment of their own career journey.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with an Alexis Trench!

 

 

Technology Resources

Technology is present across all industries and disciplines, so the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities. Begin exploring through the resources below.

Engineering Resources

Engineering applies knowledge from science and math to real-world challenges in an effort of improve the world we live in. 

Physical Science Resources

Explore the resources below to learn about careers in the physical sciences, a branch of natural science which focuses primarily on the study of non-living systems.

Life Sciences Resources

The below resources can help you begin exploring career paths in te Life Science. Schedule an appointment in Handshake to meet with Frances for further guidance.

Public Health Resources

The below resource can help you begin exploring career paths in te Public Health.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Public Health

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2023 Top Job Functions in STEM
42.31%
Engineering — Web / Software
7.69%
Data & Analytics
7.69%
Lab Work/Science
7.69%
Architecture & Planning
5.77%
Business Development
5.77%
Product/Project Management
3.85%
Design/Art
What they studied Where they work What they do
Neuroscience Brigham and Women's Hospital Clinical Research Assistant
Computer Science Vivint Android Developer
Computer Science & East Asian Studies Adobe Software Engineer
Computer Science Standing Stones Games LLC Game Engineer Intern
Economics & Computer Science Microsoft Engineer
Chemistry Aerodyne Industries Junior Chemist
Philosophy Northwestern University Data Assistant for Dr Winter at Feinberg School of Medicine
Women's and Gender Studies Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Coordinator
Classics & Art History Epic Project Manager
Media Arts and Sciences Microsoft Project Manager
* Highlighted outcomes from 2023 graduates
Apr 21, 2024

Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Eligible are US citizens who have have completed a bachelor’s degree focused on Biology or similar fields - for example, environmental sciences - within the past four years. If you are graduating in May 2024, you are eligible.

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool, Travel

The Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program offers a one-year paid research experience with Smithsonian Scientists and a cohort of peers in the Tropics. Come away with a robust research experience, scientific products, an international professional network, a peer network, and strong mentors to advocate for their careers. 

A cohort of 10-12 RaMP-UP Fellows spend a year engaged in BioDiversity studies with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Scientists. Embedded in the tropical...

Discounted Princeton Review Test Preparation

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Princeton Review

 

Wellesley College has a contract with the Princeton Review that allows all students to get a 50% discount on any test prep courses. This includes the MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and DAT. 

How to Sign up for Industry Newsletters

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Environmental Career Opportunities (Ecojobs) Job Board

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Alexis Trench

Wellesley Career Education has an Institutional Subscription to EcoJobs, allowing students and staff to access subscriber-only job listings. 

McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

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Kate Dailinger

The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)