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Beating Imposter Syndrome in College: Tips for Graduate STEM Majors

  April 17, 2024    

“Do I really belong here? I’m not as smart as the other students.” If you say something like this to yourself regularly, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome.

According to Merriam-Webster, imposter syndrome is defined as “a psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one's abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of one's ongoing success.” 

It’s also a condition that some graduate students experience...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM

6 Dynamic Careers that Combine Art and Science

  October 26, 2023    

In today's rapidly advancing world, careers that combine art and science have gained value and traction. They offer a unique intersection of creativity, analytical thinking, and innovation, making significant contributions across industries. 

The blending of artistic thought with scientific understanding and business acumen creates dynamic careers that shape the future. In this blog, we will explore the importance of art-science fusion, delve into some opportunities, and discover what types of...

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Topics: Career Options, Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

3 Reasons to Attend an R1 Status Institution (Instead of R2)

  April 27, 2023    

Medicine, robotics, manufacturing, social science, public health, engineering, computer sciences — what do all of these industries have in common?These fields may seem wildly different from one another, but they do share a crucial need: the need for skilled researchers.

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Topics: Research, Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

7 STEM Program Myths – Debunked

  April 10, 2023    

STEM education and STEM careers come with a variety of misconceived notions and misguided questions. For instance, are only men interested in STEM programs? Do all STEM graduates become scientists or doctors? STEM programs are super expensive, right?

Before jumping to any conclusions, keep reading because we examined seven common myths about STEM degrees and careers and debunked them, so you don’t have to.

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Best STEM Degrees for the Future

  October 06, 2022    

Today, STEM industries — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — are growing faster than ever. 

This growth is leading to thousands of job openings and critical opportunities for career advancement. Thus, the need for skilled, driven STEM professionals who have cutting-edge knowledge is realized to fill this unique talent

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11 Best STEM Master's Degrees to Launch a STEM Career

  September 27, 2022    

If you are looking for a strong return on investment from your career, now is an ideal time to be thinking about pursuing an advanced STEM education. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that jobs in the STEM fields will be some of the fastest growing and most profitable careers across all industries — with more than 1 million jobs being added in the 2020s

We took the liberty of exploring several STEM master's degrees that we think are worth pursuing in the next few years.

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM

7 STEM Careers for Creative Minds

  May 11, 2022    

Are you a creative individual with a background in liberal arts? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your current career options, or are you searching for something more technical?

If this sounds like you, you might want to consider an advanced STEM education and jumpstart your career in a STEM field.

Although this suggestion may conjure up the prospect of long, dull hours spent doing repetitive technical work, the reality is that many STEM-related professions actually rely heavily on creativity...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM

You Can Impact Change in a Post-Pandemic World — Here’s How

  March 16, 2022    

Many of us have experienced the negative impacts of COVID-19 and recognize the long term implications that a worldwide pandemic can leave behind. 

We can never know when a pandemic, natural disaster, or other crisis will occur, but when another disaster like the 2020 pandemic strikes, we need to be ready to act. 

As we navigate today's post-pandemic world, we need driven changemakers who can provide solutions to

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

7 Best STEM Graduate Degrees for Making a Career Change

  December 09, 2021    

Are you looking to make a career change?

Are you also looking to pursue a STEM education?

While having a liberal arts bachelor's degree does not necessarily exclude you from pursuing a STEM graduate degree, it does depend on which STEM discipline you’d like to pursue. For instance, some programs — such as Aerospace Engineering or Molecular Biology — have very rigid prerequisite requirements due to the nature of the material.

However, some advanced STEM education programs require applicants to...

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How Does Getting a Data Science Degree Perpetuate Industry Progress?

  June 30, 2021    

Today’s advanced, tech-savvy world makes it possible for countless organizations to compile valuable data that can inform future business decisions and drive positive change.

As technology continues to advance, an increasing number of industries reap the benefits of data science.

From infrastructure to health care, from marketing to sustainability, data allows these

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM


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