People with STEM backgrounds –Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics– are solving problems and contributing to the top innovations in the world’s economy. The days of being ashamed of being called a ‘geek’ are long gone. STEM is now ‘cool’!
According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. STEM careers are very diverse, and include jobs like financial analyst, biochemist, mechanical engineer, mathematician, IT manager, accountant and software developer. In terms of the raw number of STEM jobs, STEM jobs increased much faster than overall employment: 28 percent since 2000 compared to 6 percent for all jobs.
Did you know that in 2014, immigrant entrepreneurs founded 29 percent of all new U.S. startups? That is almost twice as much as that of U.S.-born adults.
In fact, a recent study published by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation argues persuasively that the U.S. stands to lose valuable economic contributors unless it removes immigration barriers to international STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students who earn advanced degrees here.
Many talented scientists and engineers in the US are currently enrolled in top STEM PhD programs throughout the country. However, 74% of college graduates with STEM degrees are going into non-STEM jobs, according to the Census Bureau. They’re pursuing careers in everything from healthcare and law to education and social work.
The competitive edge of the U.S. economy requires enabling an environment for innovation according to a new study by the World Economic Forum, a non-partisan research group. The report found that the U.S. ranked third among 138 countries and regions. Breakthroughs in technologies such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, robotics, the Internet of Things, and 3D printing, and other innovations, will provide new avenues for growth and development in the future.
International Employment Experts is currently partnering with University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The University is ranked #1 in the US for Graduate Engineering Programs with the most women by US News and World Report. It is also ranked is ranked as one of the top school’s for graduate engineering and computer science programs by US News & World Report.
We have made a commitment to USC to support their engineering program. That’s why we are presenting a new opportunity to companies throughout the U.S. to participate in an upcoming Virtual Job Fair featuring Viterbi graduates.
Participants will gain access to some of the best new STEM graduates available around the world in their field. Companies interested in participating will receive a FREE virtual booth valued at $300 in Viterbi’s 2017 Virtual Job Fair. Your company will have the ability to review, and interview extremely talented students graduating with Master’s and Ph.D degrees.
There are over 2000 graduating foreign-born and U.S. students with studies in STEM fields that will be graduating!
Please contact us for more details.