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Career Exploration

Access STEM Career Profiles to learn how STEM career professions are being taught in classrooms. Use the below Career Profile videos and student activations to help prepare and inform your own classroom visit.  

Top Executive

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:35 min

Top executives lead organizations or companies to implement their goals, plans, functions, or services. They envision the future of the company to maximize resources and make sure that its potential is fulfilled. They can be true visionaries who want to use their company to effect positive changes in the world. They are often quite passionate about what they want to accomplish for the company.

Payload Logistics

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:30 min

A payload logistics lead is a professional with an advanced understanding of the engineering and mechanics needed to identify mission challenges and drive innovative solutions for spacecraft vehicles’ structural payload design, development, integration, testing and in-orbit operations. They are good at identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Bat Conservationist

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:10 min

Conservationists are usually zoologists and wildlife biologists who try to find the solutions to threats that affect wildlife, such as disease and habitat loss. They may specialize in a single species of animal, such as bats. They are professionals who love science, animals, and the outdoors. Many are animal keepers and curators in zoos or zoological parks.

Computer Vision Software Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:00

Computer Vision Software Engineers apply the power of AI and computer learning to help improve and automate processes. They use advanced computer vision to analyze every layer of the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) process, to ensure each manufactured part is up to standards.

Logistics Center Manager

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:40

Logistics Center Managers are expert communicators and collaborators who thoroughly understand the parts supply chain. They oversee all of the operations at Logistics Centers, where used mechanical parts are sent to be refurbished and remanufactured for additional use – sometimes up to 2-3 times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

Field Engineer

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:25

Field Engineers are comfortable working outdoors and using heavy equipment, performing a variety of tasks that are all critical to maintaining natural gas and oil wells. They use electronic imaging tools like Well Logs to analyze natural gas and oil producing formations, while prioritizing safety in the process.

Surveyor

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
1:43

Surveyors are highly-skilled, detail-oriented professionals who spend a majority of their time outside, marking and precisely measuring property lines. Harnessing tools like GPS, sophisticated computer technology, drones, and robots, Surveyors provide data about the shape and size of an area.

Aircraft Assembly Mechanic

Elementary, Middle, and High School | Grades: K–12
Video Length
3:00

Aircraft Assembly Mechanics use their attention-to-detail to splice together the complex components of aircrafts into a finished product. With potential career pathways in both commercial and military aircraft manufacturing, Aircraft Assembly Mechanics can achieve success in a wide variety of roles.

Engineering Project Manager

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

Engineering Project Managers enable Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers, and Electrical Engineers to collaborate on solutions for strengthening natural gas and oil infrastructure. They are skilled problem-solvers with engineering knowledge who love taking things apart and putting them back together again.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

SVP Commercial Ops., Horizon Therapeutics

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:45 min

With a groundbreaking new medicine released on the market just 6 weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, Keli and her team had to quickly create an adaptive medicine launch plan to meet the needs of patients struggling through a pandemic.  

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.

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.

COVID-19 Solution Seeker

V.P. Product and Package Innovation, P&G

Grades K-12
Video Length
4:06

Venturing into unfamiliar territory in order to assist a local health clinic struggling with COVID-19, Jeremy’s team harnessed their manufacturing skills to help design and produce an amazing 1.5M face shields in just a short six week period.

COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Supplier Quality Launch Leader, GM (ASME)

Grades K-12
Video Length
4:05

In light of widespread closures of manufacturing plants and parts suppliers due to the pandemic, Alex and his GM colleagues collaborated with an outside company to help produce ventilators, using their manufacturing skills for the greater good.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.