To get the most out of your college education, you need to choose your classes wisely —and increasingly, that means choosing STEM. Today's job seekers should have at least a basic understanding of trigonometry and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1.3 million job openings in math and computer-related fields by 2022.
The purpose of this book is not to push you into a STEM career; it is simply to provide you with information and perspective, as well as a few questions that, if answered honestly, will help you plot out an educational and career pathway that will help you achieve your dreams.
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About the Author
Vince M. Bertram Ed.D. is president and CEO of Project Lead The Way. He is a former teacher, principal, and superintendent. Bertram serves as the education expert for the U.S. Department of State's Speaker and Specialist Program. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and other national publications. His first book, One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis , is a New York Times bestseller. Bertram holds a masters in education from Harvard University, doctorate in education from Ball State University, and master of business administration from Georgetown University.
Table of Contents
1 The Three Questions 1
2 Do You Have a Dream? 11
3 Beyond Your Wildest Dreams 23
4 Dreams in Action 35
5 The World Doesn't Care About Your Dreams 51
6 It's Not Your Parents' Economy 65
7 Where to Find Jobs 81
8 Don't Be a Commodity 93
9 Why College? 107
10 Your Four Years 123
11 The Internship 139
12 The Three Answers 153