Kelly and I just had the following instant message exchange. The first link is an article she wrote. The second link is about students who study hard stuff versus students who don’t. After the exchange we discuss why it is OK to finish your career in something other than just STEM stuff.
Here is a great quote from the second article:
…people with an undergraduate STEM major make $500,000 more over their lifetime than non-STEM majors.
hey dad check this out
Very, very cool! No it is not sad! They move up in the world so they are managing STEM people. You need experienced ex-STEM people to manage STEM people and sell STEM created stuff.
Some STEM people move right into the the sales/managment/marketing mode–that is not bad either.
I am going to be wearing a STEM and a marketing hat.
yeah that is super cool