STEM Career Advising Curriculum
The overall purpose of the STEM Advantage Scholars Program is to facilitate students’ career readiness through guided instruction and advising. The goal of this program is to serve the vast majority of students in facilitating and supporting their career ambitions and steps along that journey including: exploration, gaining experience, and applying for jobs and/or graduate/professional schools. The program aims to achieve this goal through:
- Career Exploration in raising awareness of professions and pathways to these professions.
- Career Integration in gaining experience and understanding of the requirements for these professions; empowering students, fostering agency by providing tools as well as strategies for career preparation, community development, global citizenship and leadership via internships, volunteering, service-learning, research, and/or self-analysis.
- Career Management in directed support to creating strategic plans, making connections between academics and career goals, as well as providing focused instruction for developing skills and materials to prepare students for their next steps in applying their education after graduation.