Careers Portal

Encourage students to prepare for their future career success with Career Profile videos and student activations focusing on the STEM skills, knowledge, and interests needed to pursue exciting careers in the STEM industry. It’s never too early for students to plan their career path--help inspire the future workforce today. 

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Product Design and Analysis Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:44

Product Design and Analysis Engineers thoroughly investigate products to assess how they have performed throughout their lifecycles, before determining potential improvements that could be made. Using the power of holistic assessment, they help optimize future designs and functionality.

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Mechanical Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:11

Mechanical Engineers help solve difficult abstract problems with practical real-world solutions that will run safely, efficiently, and reliably. Touching on countless aspects of our daily lives, from the movement of machines to the human body itself, this is one of the most diverse fields of engineering.

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Program Manager

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:10

Program Managers always know how to get things done on time by being highly organized, collaborative, and leadership-oriented professionals. They are as flexible as they are productive, analyzing tasks and identifying steps and resources required to bring complicated projects to fruition.

Software Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
5:19 min

Software Engineers apply the principles of engineering to computer science to create software that powers computers and many other everyday electronic devices. Their expertise in programming languages offers many career opportunities developing apps, video games, social media and more.

AI Researcher

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:59 min

Senior Principal Researchers have an adept understanding of advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies, which they utilize to envision the next world-changing application of AI and figure out how to bring it to life. They also think deeply about the ethics of AI’s relationship to people and society.

Data Scientist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:26 min

Data Scientists use curiosity and attention-to-detail to “wrangle” massive datasets in search of patterns and information that can help companies solve problems. Data science careers are available in almost every industry, incorporating machine learning, computer science, and other state-of-the-art tools.

Welder

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:24 min

Welders use hand-held or remote-controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts, with a combination of mechanical expertise and artisanship. They bring ideas, concepts, and plans to life through their knowledge of all types of metals and the tools and techniques necessary to fuse a permanent bond.

Technician

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:49 min

Technicians are excellent problem solvers who like to work with their hands and make things work, often using the mastery of sophisticated equipment. Technicians are needed in a wide variety of environments and fields, whether working independently or under the direction of a professional.

Facilities Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:25 min

Facilities engineers are the masterminds who oversee all the essential aspects of maintaining a facility, whether for planning new projects or improving existing facilities. They ensure optimal facility operations by designing, constructing, and managing all infrastructure components.

Operations Supervisor

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:51 min

Operations Supervisors use strong communication skills in order to collect data from staff which they use to analyze and report on the overall efficacy of the field of supervision. They have a great attention- to-detail that allows them to find solutions to both simple and complex problems, using innovative designs.

Design Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:28 min

Design engineers are visionary planners who develop innovative solutions to problems using technical knowledge, design skills, and mathematical expertise. They use computers extensively for design and prototype, and can be found in a range of sectors solving problems for both the long-term and the day-to-day.

Petroleum Drilling Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
4:05

Petroleum Drilling Engineers are the scientists who explore below Earth for the best places to find oil and natural gas using criteria such as the efficiency of retrieval, safety, and profitability of deposit. They will often specialize in an aspect of drilling operations such as reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, completions engineering, and production engineering.

Environmental, Health, & Safety Worker

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:57 min

Environmental, Health, and Safety Workers’ primary goal is to protect employees, customers, and the environment. They accomplish this goal by inspecting all parts of a company’s workplace to ensure it meets health, safety, and environmental regulations and provide important safety training programs.

Geologist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:13

Geologists study the physical aspects of the Earth and research the composition, structure, and processes of the planet. Geologists often help mitigate natural disasters, examine the effects of climate change, and work in government agencies & academic institutions, among others.  

Public Outreach / Communications

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:44 min

Public outreach and communications professionals are the voice of organizations and companies. Public outreach and communication professionals who work for a STEM organization may educate people about a pressing topic, alert the public about a recent discovery, or promote awareness of their organization. 

Chemical Engineer / Chemist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
2:04 min

Chemical engineers use the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to find solutions for manufacturing and production processes. Their projects cover everything that uses or produces chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food, to name just a few. 

COVID-19 Solution Seekers

STEM careers are essential in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever, science, engineering, technology, and math are being used to innovate a better, more sustainable future. The Solution Seekers series introduces a variety of inspiring professionals who have pivoted their STEM skills to help contribute to the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Global Clinical Team Leader, Sanofi

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:45

Because elderly people’s immune systems are less responsive to standard vaccines, Lee-Jah developed a new influenza shot to boost respiratory health in the elderly and help free up room and resources in hospitals for COVID-19 cases.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Director of Clinical Development, Sanofi

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:28

Working on the development of vaccinations for infectious diseases at one of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, Guy and his colleagues have rallied their years of experience to help create a new coronavirus vaccine in record time. 

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Process Engineer, GAF

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:12

When the coronavirus pandemic brought uncertainty to manufacturing plants nationwide and forced employees to work remotely, Lauren found new virtual ways to help these essential facilities operate and troubleshoot problems.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Maintenance Electrician, GAF

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:28 min

As an expert in “keeping the machine running” at a manufacturing plant, Tyler channeled his experience performing preventative maintenance checks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new safety precautions at his facility.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Cargo Control Lead, Boeing Dreamlifter Ops

Grades K-12
Video Length
2:57 min

By skillfully managing the air freight shipping of necessary PPE materials, Mike has helped quickly supply over 4 million pieces of PPE to medical organizations around the world who require these resources to safely fight the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Additive Manufacturing Technical Designer, Boeing

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:05

After Boeing committed to donating 40,000 fully assembled face shields to essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Howard and colleagues pivoted to accelerate the production process to ensure this urgent goal was met.

COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Senior Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:35 min

With expertise in addressing community concerns about environmental health issues, Uni is drawing on her knowledge to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, finding ways to reduce transmission in community areas and workplaces.

COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Senior Researcher, Microsoft

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:50 min

To help support precision medicine in clinical settings during the pandemic, Grace uses data science methods to research and identify genetic, biologic, and environmental factors that help in tracking and treating the virus.