Choosing Major & School

Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major

College offers you many academic freedoms. You can cultivate existing passions and explore new interests–all the while figuring out which major will eventually help you earn a living. Whatever major you choose, don't pick what's easiest–or what your best friend is studying–because you'll only be cheating yourself out of some great opportunities! And college is, after all, about opportunities. These are not necessarily the degrees that garner the most demand in the job marke...

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Studying STEM in USA

Studying STEM in USA

“Ask yourself what you want to do now - to free yourself from thinking about the limitations of the technology, to let your imagination take you to what things you want to have done, and what problems you want to solve?” Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics.   The vast academic discipline of Science is filled with immense opportunities for those who are aspiring to pursue a career in it. The STEM courses in USA form the basic foundation of scientific a...

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STEM programs - Prestigious Universities

STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford is the pioneer at providing STEM education and research options. 17 Nobel laureates, cutting-edge technology. Stanford excels at STEM disciplines, especially in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Human Biology and Medicine. Students live on campus, participate in detailed research and get to enjoy the tradition of Stanford’s education. There are 6,200 externally sponsored projects, and Stanford spends over $1.6 billion on research. Stanford Unive...

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STEM programs - Institutes of Technology, Polytechnics & Universities of Technology.

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Caltech is one of the best STEM schools with some of the best undergraduate engineering programs in the country. Caltech academic divisions are divided into Biology & Biological Engineering, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Engineering & Applied Science, Geological & Planetary Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy. Students can choose to study computer science, biological engineering, chemica...

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affordable USA colleges for a STEM degree.

San Francisco Bay University (formerly Northwestern Polytechnic University) Located in Fremont, California, San Francisco Bay University is a private, non-profit university that offers few degrees and is highly focused. Students can earn an undergraduate degree in computer science, and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. The school of business offers an undergraduate business administration degree with a particular focus on information sciences. (Out-of-s...

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Mathematics as your College Major

Mathematics as your College Major

Studying Math as your college major Lisa Su CFO of AMD said her parents were typical Asian parents that want their children to be successful. They really encouraged my brother and I to study math and science. Su also credits Bronx Science High for her exposure to math and science, where her main extracurricular interest was the Math Team. She reflected on the kick-start that Bronx Science gave her career in engineering. After graduating, she discovered her passion for semiconductors as an u...

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In-Demand Jobs with Good Career Prospect

In-Demand Jobs with Good Career Prospect

HKSTP Career Expo 2021 (2021.03) source: https://hkspcareerexpo2021.vfairs.com/?utm_source=hkstp&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=careerexpo2021   10 Toughest Jobs to fil (CareerCast 2017.02) The CareerCast’s study in the US reflects a shift in demand for professions that cater to the aging population. Job vacancies for registered nurse and physical therapists are estimated to rise substantially by 2024. Other professions in demand, based on their growth outlo...

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Is a 2.7 GPA at MIT for CS bad?

Is a 2.7 GPA at MIT for CS bad?

Say it is bad.  Bad for whom? Bad in what way? Obviously, a 2.7 GPA from MIT is “worse” than a 5.0 GPA* from MIT, but “better” than a 2.7 GPA from University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, right? Right? Right? No, of course not. Like almost every other statement that includes the word “obviously”, this statement is actually false. In the long run, your GPA does not matter. At all. Three to five years out of college, nobody will ever ask what you...

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Game Design Programs in USA

Game Design Programs in USA

(Please also click here to see the rankings of Game Design Schools in USA) Studying Game Design A game designer takes the creative lead in imagining and bringing to life video game worlds, he/she thrives on creativity and imagination. But creating a video game is a long and complex process with many subsequent tasks and roles required to make a playable product. Game Designer Career Successful video game designers have a surprisingly broad skill set. They combine everything from graphic d...

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The myth of studying at an Ivy league school

The myth of studying at an Ivy league school

If you’re joining an Ivy League university, you would naturally expect to see smart, talented, and ambitious class fellows all around you. And you would certainly see them, no doubt. But, before long, as the freshman year progresses, you would also see them increasingly anxious and stressed, and as someone says, “looking lost.” Whatever the tense conditions on their campuses, Ivy League universities continue to be a big deal, indeed. Come admissions seasons every...

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Studying Psychology in USA - Siobhan Haughey's story

Studying Psychology in USA - Siobhan Haughey's story

“I came to Michigan because I wanted to be the best in everything I do, and over the four years here, I've been working really hard in the pool and in school. " said Haughey. Psychology helps us better understand ourselves and others Psychology majors learn about different aspects of the human mind and behavior, from the genetic and environmental influences that contribute to the development of the societal forces that influence individual behavior. It Is Interesting to understand wa...

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Computer Science Major - Computer Programming

Computer Science Major - Computer Programming

Aug 2018 There are many computer languages for different purposes. C and C++ remain the fastest to execute and are used by the gaming industry. On the other hand, in the web sites world, much of the web page design is done with the likes of JavaScript or PHP. (Note: HTML is a language used to describe to a browser how to display text and other objects in a browser window. It is not a programming language. ) Recently&...

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Studying Graphic Design

Studying Graphic Design

Please also click here to view the Rankings of Graphic Design Schools in USA (with summary of schools in alphabetical order) Graphic design is one of the most powerful art forms of our time. Design is commercial, social, public, and political. It shapes the meaning and impact of books, magazines, websites, leaflets, posters, advertisements, logos, film titles, and countless other media. Everywhere you look, designers are using words and images to penetrate people's hearts and minds. Why Gra...

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Robotics is the future - Go study Robotics

Robotics is the future - Go study Robotics

Where bionic technology replicates biological processes through manmade engineering, robotics engineering takes this one step further. Robots are created to complete all kinds of tasks, from folding laundry to manning a space mission. Society’s fascination with robotics, not to mention the fast progression of new technologies in the field in recent years, has seen interest in the study of robotics sky-rocket – alongside the growing availability of robotics degree programs. If yo...

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Study STEM in USA University to plan for your career in new technologies

Study STEM in USA University to plan for your career in new technologies

“Digital processes talking to other digital processes, creating new processes that enable us to do many things with fewer people and making yet other human jobs obsolete.” Technologies like the Web, artificial intelligence, big data, and improved analytics—all made possible by the ever increasing availability of cheap computing power and storage capacity—are automating many routine tasks. Countless traditional white-collar jobs have disappeared as the world has entere...

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Majoring in Film - how to choose your career and film school?

Majoring in Film - how to choose your career and film school?

NYU's Tisch School of the Arts - Alumnus, Chloé Zhao (趙婷) *  At this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, alum Chloé Zhao did more than just win the night’s top awards - Best Director and Best Drama Motion Picture - with Nomadland. The esteemed director also made history as the first woman of color to win the Best Director award, and only the second woman ever to win the prestigious honor, following Barbara Streisand's 1983 win for Yentl. *...

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Majoring in Actuarial Science

Majoring in Actuarial Science

Please also click here to view the rankings of Actuarial Science Schools and Schools Descriptions. What is Actuarial Science? Actuarial science is an interdisciplinary profession that uses the principles of mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and business to tackle some of the most pressing issues of risk across multiple industries. Insurance companies, banks, investment banks, pension management companies, and many arms of the government use actuaries for a variety of purposes. At...

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Majoring in Computer Science - AI at undergraduate level

Majoring in Computer Science - AI at undergraduate level

2017.01 A degree in artificial intelligence (AI) engineering? In fact, there are enough universities in the United States that offer programs in AI. Artificial intelligence is the science as well as engineering of making intelligent machines, particularly intelligent computer programs that are related to process making use of computers to understand human intelligence, however AI doesn't have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable. Branches of AI include - Natural la...

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Becoming a Chemical Analyst

Becoming a Chemical Analyst

Summary Chemical analysts are responsible for performing qualitative and quantitative analysis for the purpose of investigating the chemical nature of substances in order to identify and understand the substance and how it reacts to different conditions. Education Needed to Become a Chemical Analyst Earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, organic chemistry or biochemistry is typically the minimum requirement to get an entry-level job in analytical chemistry, such as Research Assi...

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Biotechnology, "CRISPR" - it all began with a routine lecture (2016.10)

Biotechnology, "CRISPR" - it all began with a routine lecture (2016.10)

Feng Zhang The 34-year-old first heard about how certain bacteria can clip out sections of viral DNA during a run-of-the-mill lecture in 2011. The biomedical engineer had been working without success for about a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University’s Broad Institute to develop a precise way to cut and paste DNA, in order to gain unprecedented control over any living thing’s genome. He quickly realized that the bacteria were on to something. He...

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