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Career in STEM Field

For my career, I'm interested in the STEM field. What college would be good for that?

Thank you comment icon What specifically in STEM are you interested in? Some universities excel way more in some fields than others. Karim Habib

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Eric’s Answer

Hi Billy, I am glad to see that you are interested in the STEM field. As previous replies have mentioned, there are plenty of majors related to the STEM field. However, that doesn't mean that college is necessarily needed for all of them. For example, you could opt to get certificates such as Cisco CCNA or Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104). If you opt to go the route of certificates, there are plenty of resources that provide training for them such as CBT Nuggets or Pluralsight.

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Research the various fields in the STEM field
Choose an area you want to learn more about and look into colleges that are recommended for that field
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Jolene’s Answer

Hello Billy!

I definitely agree with other answers here. Look, and ask around. Do your research, and try to find people you know or can contact who are in STEM, because they can definitely steer you in the right direction. If you can, your high school most likely has someone you can ask, that can help you with your research, like What to look up, some schools that may be worth looking into... and then figure out what you want to specialize in. STEM has so many different branches, so many different paths you can take. All you have to do is figure out which path you want to take. And if you don't know yet, that's okay! You have people around you who can give you amazing advice on how to figure that out.

Jolene recommends the following next steps:

Research!
Ask your advisors, teachers, parents, anyone you trust and know can help
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Rebecca’s Answer

I am glad to hear that you are interested in STEM field. There are plenty of majors related to STEM. E.g. Maths, Science, Engineering, etc. Each of these aspects.
For example, if you are interested in Engineering, there are many different streams, e..g Civil Engineeering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc. Each of these streams have their own specific knowledge domain and skills.
I suggest you could explore on these subjects and what is the relevant careers in these subject to acquire more understanding. Also, you can attend the information session hosted by the univesrities. You can also speak to the professor and alumni in these session. This would you to understand more on different subject and the relevant career path.
On the other hand, you can also seek guidance from the career counselor in your school or your parents too.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Priya’s Answer

As everyone here mentioned, STEM is a wider range than you would think so your college search would probably differ based on what specifically you want! To add on to that though, I can give you some California colleges based on my knowledge from living in california, applying to university a while back plus having a sister who just applied:
- Any of the UCs are great for STEM. Specifically I know UC Davis and UCSD is popular for bio/bio-engineering majors, while colleges like UC Irvine and UC Berkeley are popular for CS majors. They of course are good for any major though!
- State colleges are great too! San Jose State and San Diego State are some of the notable ones
- USC and Stanford are difficult to get into but great options to consider
- Consider private schools such as loyola marymount or chapman if you prefer smaller class sizes. I don't know if they are notable for STEM but I'm sure they have good programs, make sure to ask around and do your research!

Hope this helps a little bit.

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