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Top Black Professionals’ Networks in STEM
Today we’re going to showcase some of the top organizations for Black professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The objective of these organizations is to provide a platform for innovation, collaboration, and the empowerment of Black professionals in the world of STEM.
Advice for International Students Looking for Sponsorship in 2024
With this year’s H-1B visa registration season quickly approaching—the lottery registration window opens on March 6, 2024—we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now to get hired in 2024, what to expect from this year’s H-1B lottery, and what he learned during the 2023 visa season. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
10 Essential AI Skills for Students Entering the Workforce in 2024
Now that artificial intelligence is reshaping the landscape of nearly every industry, it's imperative for students preparing to enter the workforce to equip themselves with certain AI skills. This isn't just about staying relevant; it's about being a proactive part of the revolution that’s setting new benchmarks in efficiency, innovation, and problem-solving.
Prompt Engineering: The Next Big Thing in AI?
These days, just about everyone is taking part in the AI craze, whether it’s companies looking to modernize their practices, job seekers hoping to get in on the action, or keyboard jockeys creating artwork and music. A number of new jobs have been created as a result of the continued use of AI, but none are gaining as much attention as what is now being called a “prompt engineer.
5 Awesome STEM Careers for Creative Thinkers
When we think of careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, creativity might not be the first thing that comes to mind; however, there are many great STEM careers out there that will let you flex your creative muscles and think outside the box. Here are some great STEM careers for creative thinkers, along with their salaries.
The Top Skills of AI Job Seekers in 2023
Jobs in artificial intelligence are in high demand, with numerous companies looking to hire people who can work with AI in different capacities. Experts predict that AI will create over 90 million new jobs by 2025, so if you’re looking to get into a career in AI, now’s the time.
The Benefits of Tech Bootcamp
Technology is constantly changing and evolving. For some, a career in the tech industry is an exciting prospect; however, the cost of a formal education is quite high, to say the least.
Register for Vault’s 2023 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
On August 23rd, 2023, Vault will be hosting its third annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide students and professionals pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, or math with the opportunity to engage with employers, seek out new and exciting jobs, learn valuable career lessons, and expand their professional network.
How to Adapt Your Career to Survive the AI Revolution
AI’s fast growth has been causing a lot of excitement and a lot of anxiety. Some people are encouraged by AI’s advances, while others are worried.
Top Career Paths in the Age of AI
The age of artificial intelligence is here, and AI is quickly changing the way we work, learn, and live. Below, we look at some of the career paths currently in high demand in the age of AI.
How AI Is Transforming Jobs in Fintech, Healthcare, and Other Industries
In today's fast-paced world where efficiency is key, automation has become the new reality. From robots to artificial intelligence, workplace automation is shaking up industries worldwide, leaving no job untouched and causing significant disruption on a global scale.
The Rise of the Machines: AI in the Legal Profession
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere—from help desk chatbots to predictive text on our smart phones to Siri and Alexa. It’s used every day to make our lives easier, to shortcut once tedious tasks.
5 Best Fintech Career Paths
Fintech, short for financial technology, is a blanket term used to describe new technologies that aim to improve and automate the delivery of financial services. These technologies include payment processing and money transfers to investment and lending platforms, among other services.
How to Prepare for a Layoff in Tech
Soon after Elon Musk acquired Twitter this past October, approximately half of the social media giant’s staff was laid off. Meta, Stripe, and Amazon also recently laid off large portions of their staff.
5 Trends in Payments and the Top Fintech Employers Leading the Way
One of the most exciting trends in fintech is the way the industry is changing the payments landscape. In the past, making a payment usually meant going to the bank and withdrawing cash or writing a check.
5 Key Skills You Need to Get a Top Tech Job
If you’re looking for work in the booming but competitive tech industry, you need to ensure that you have the right skills and abilities—and be able to highlight what sets you apart from other candidates. So, whether you’re an aspiring tech newcomer or experienced professional, here are five key skills that will impress hiring managers and make you stand out from the crowd.
5 Fast-Growing Gen Z Careers
Gen Z is the name given to people born between 1997 and 2012. This means that the youngest members of Gen Z are now 19 years old and the oldest are 25.
Last Chance to Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
Next week, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide women studying science, technology, engineering, or math or already in STEM roles with the opportunity to meet with employers, find new and exciting jobs, learn career lessons, expand their professional networks, and engage with event sponsors.
2022 Women in STEM Career Fair: A Look at This Year’s Sponsors
On August 24th, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. Women who are studying science, technology, engineering, or math or who are already in STEM roles are encouraged to attend.
Announcing Our 2022 Women in STEM Career Fair Keynote Speaker
This August, Firsthand will provide an exciting opportunity for women interested in science, technology, engineering, or math roles with its Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. The fair will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with employers in STEM fields, find exciting new careers, expand their networks, and gain valuable insider knowledge from featured guests.
6 Common Data Science Interview Questions
Data science is one of the fastest-growing career paths. And if you're looking to land a job in data science engineering this year, you'll need to be able to answer the following six interview questions—which cover a wide range of topics, including machine learning, statistics, and database design.
Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
On August 24th, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Careers Fair. The fair is an excellent opportunity for women who are studying science, technology, engineering, or math or already in STEM roles to engage with employers, seek out new and exciting jobs, learn valuable career lessons, and expand their professional network.
Job-Search Strategies for International Students Who Didn’t Win the 2022 H-1B Lottery
In the recent H-1B visa lottery, 483,927 applications were filed for only 85,000 available visas. This means that more than 80 percent of applicants wanting an H-1B visa, which allows internationals to work in the U.S.