Career research and stats

Are You an Engineer in the Making?

by Julee Koncak June 16, 2016

Were you addicted to Legos as a young kid? Do you like math? Do you immediately want to solve any problem you encounter? Look out — you may be an engineer in the making. Students from Mason Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Missouri are pondering these questions now. As the winners of the 2016 Burns & […]

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What the World Needs Now is Engineers

by Christina Conrad April 14, 2016

As if there was ever any doubt, a recent study from the United Kingdom confirms what we’ve always known: The world needs engineers to solve key problems. The Create the Future report, commissioned by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, studied public perception of engineering in 10 countries, including the United States. Its findings […]

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Want a Job? Earn a STEM Degree

by Lauren Bertram February 15, 2016

We’re pretty bullish on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — and for good reason. We can’t walk down a hallway here without running into a STEM star who is changing the world and having a blast doing it. Data supports our conviction. STEM jobs are growing at a faster pace and offering higher […]

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STEM Education Pays Off for a Lifetime

by Emily Rhoden December 17, 2015

There’s no question STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education is the bridge to a brighter future for the next generation. In the past 10 years, jobs requiring STEM skills are grew at three times non-STEM jobs. Those with STEM jobs earn 26 percent higher wages than those in other fields. And the top 10 […]

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What It Takes to be a Project Manager

by Jordan Ott July 9, 2015

Project manager — the title alone sounds a bit intimidating. Juggling multiple projects at once, managing schedules and budgets, carrying responsibility for the outcome. It may not be an easy job, but it’s a fulfilling one. Project managers handle a wide variety of efforts related to a project’s successful delivery. But what exactly do they […]

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