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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mastering the foreign tongue

Deccan Herald – Joshua CD

““Learning a foreign language has become important thanks to globalisation. People learn a language for various reasons…Most of them learn it for professional reasons. There is a need to communicate with people from various countries these days and it is not necessary that everyone knows English. Knowing a foreign language adds value to your resume…”” (more)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stem Education Matters to Our National Security, Innovation and World Leadership

The Huffington Post – Michele Nash-Hoff

“Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are widely regarded as critical to be competitive in the global economy. A growing shortage of science-based talent in our workplaces and universities represents a serious problem for our nation…we need to reacquaint youth with the process of designing and building products from an early age…” (more)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Showing A Love Of Science Can Pay Off

Seaside Courier – Staff Writer

“Statistics indicate that the U.S. is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. With that in mind, National 4-H Council and HughesNet® have partnered to introduce more American youths to hands-on, community-based STEM learning.” (more)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Deseret News – Jasen Lee

“Here are the stories of four women who are succeeding in STEM fields and the lessons they can teach about succeeding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” (more)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

National survey reports foreign languages and literature majors get top pay

University of Hawaii – Lynn Stoddard

“The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that the top-paying liberal arts majors for 2014 graduates are foreign languages and literature, with the average starting salary of $46,900.” (more)

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Science Behind Graduating A Class With Majority Women Engineers

Forbes – Maria Klawe

“So what can colleges and universities do to engage more women in engineering?…Engineering design is the process by which we come up with new and innovative ideas and are able to meet people’s needs and solve issues that impact society. If you help women see that they can have a strong, positive impact on the world through creating technology, well, that is a really appealing idea for anyone.” (more)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Best Places for STEM Graduates

NerdWallet – SREEKAR JASTHI

“In today’s economy, knowledge in the STEM fields has become incredibly lucrative. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage for a STEM job is $79,395 — nearly 71% higher than the national annual average wage…Over the past couple of decades, some cities in the U.S. have become more attractive to STEM graduates for a variety of reasons.” (more)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Math, science grads in U.S. earn best wages, survey finds

The Star – Anne Flaherty

“While only 16 per cent of students took home degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, those who did were paid significantly better.” (more)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Language Skills Open A World Of Career Opportunity For MBAs

Business Because – Sed Murray

“Learning multiple languages is a clever way to give your CV an edge. Bilingual qualities are prized among MBA recruiters, and many students become fluent in their business school’s native language.” (more)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Another View: Knowing second language both prevalent and a needed skill

Portland Press Herald – EMMANUEL CAULK

“Our district provides instruction in world languages…We are working to ensure that all students gain fluency in a second language by the time they graduate. Why? Because we are preparing students to succeed in the global marketplace. Fluency in a world language other than English is a major asset.” (more)