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Engineering -- Vocational guidance

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View Resource Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering

The mentor relationship between teacher and student was once an essential part of academic training. In the latter half of the twentieth century, this type of relationship diminished as large universities placed more emphasis on research, and faculty responded by turning some attention away from their students. This publication seeks to stimulate a renewed interest in bringing mentoring back into...

https://www.nap.edu/read/5789/chapter/1
View Resource The Junior Engineering Technical Society: Explore Engineering

The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) has a relatively large Web site. This site has a variety of online motivational brochures that describe most engineering disciplines and the job roles of different types of engineers.

http://www.jets.org/explore/
View Resource Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is "a non-profit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." For each discipline the website provides students a sense for what it's like to be a mathematician, engineer, or technician in industry, business, or government. The website includes a collection of profiles of individuals working in these...

http://www.careercornerstone.org/math/math.htm
View Resource Sloan Career Cornerstone Center: Podcasts

In difficult economic times, many people begin to consider switching careers. One way to find out about new career pathways in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, or healthcare is to listen to a few of these podcasts provided by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center (SCCC). The SCCC is a non-profit resource sponsored by organizations including the Alfred P. Sloan...

http://www.careercornerstone.org/podcast.htm
View Resource Discover Engineering

Turn up your computer's speakers if you want to really experience the homepage of Discover Engineering, as it has some rollicking music and graphics to emphasize how exciting engineering can be. Roller coaster design, the biomechanics of skateboarding, solar cooking, purifying water, and creating virtual computer worlds all involve engineering, and this site has "video activities" to explain them...

http://www.discovere.org/
View Resource CareerZone: STEM for Teens

Visitors to CareerZone website will notice right away that it was designed with teenagers in mind. It's "an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed... [to] mak [e] career exploration and planning fun and easy." This website from the New York Department of Labor doesn't just tell teenagers to study the STEM subjects to get a career in the STEM fields: it goes one step...

https://careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/stem/index.jsf
View Resource iSeek: STEM Careers

Minnesota's iSeek website "works with the state's workforce development and education authorities to develop and inform policy and to strategize services for career planning, education and e-learning, and workforce development." But the resources on the STEM Careers and Skills section of the site aren't just for those people living in Minnesota; this section provides all visitors the opportunity...

https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/stemcareersandskill...
View Resource Try Engineering

Admittedly, Dilbert and his fellow engineers haven't boosted the image of the engineering profession, but the website "TryEngineering" succeeds at making engineering seem a little cooler. Visitors will note that the site is sponsored by IBM, IEEE, and TryScience, and it provides information for parents, students, teachers and counselors. The "Lesson Plans" link "provides tips on how lessons can...

http://tryengineering.org/
View Resource Center on Education and The Workforce - STEM

Occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) "will only be 5 percent of all jobs in the U.S. economy by 2018," according to the Center on Education and the Workforce of Georgetown University. However, such occupations "are critical to our continued economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation, economic growth, and productivity." Visitors will find...

https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/stem/