Seeking STEM professionals to share insights

Sherry Chen, a Brandeis University student and intern at the South Shore Workforce Investment Board, is currently working on a project designed to expose local high school students to STEM careers. If you’re willing to share your career experiences in a STEM field, please fill out the survey or email Sherry. More on the project from Sherry:

According to the Department of Education, only 16% of high school seniors are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Yet college graduates with STEM degrees are in high demand and earn higher wages than their non-STEM counterparts. Why is there a lack of interest in STEM careers when they have such great potential? The reason is simple — lack of exposure.

My name is Sherry Chen. I am a student at Brandeis University who is currently working on a project at the South Shore Workforce Investment Board in Quincy, MA. This project was first created by a teacher and involves exposing STEM careers to local high school students as they prepare to embark on their college journeys and future careers.

I am asking for your help. I am searching for individuals who are willing to share their career experiences in the STEM field. You can contribute to this project by filling out this form. This should not take more than 10 minutes of your time.

Additionally, or if you’re unable to share your experience in the STEM field, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this link to someone you know who would be willing to talk about their experiences as well.

Your help in this project will be an important contribution, and it will shed more light on STEM careers. Your responses could change the minds of the 84% of high school seniors not interested in this exciting field. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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