New STEM careers podcast from the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has released a unique 12-episode podcast series showcasing the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects as a pathway to jobs of the future. 

Degrees in STEM can lead to a wide range of career opportunities, with the related industries projected to be one of the largest growth sectors in the future.  If you already enjoy STEM subjects and are considering a degree in the area, listening to this podcast might well inspire your next steps towards a career in STEM.

The first four episodes of The Secret Life of STEM are already available and capture the wisdom of STEM pioneers and professionals, with speakers sharing experiences of where STEM has taken them in their careers. This includes one who visited eight countries in two years and another who lived in rainforest in Guyana and how STEM can be combined with other disciplines such as an ex scientist who is now a business development manager.

The Secret Life of STEM features scientists, a business development officer, philosophers, career advisors and students who share the best advice they’ve ever received about working in STEM.

Topics include stories and tips on career reinvention, how to prep for university Open Days, where the Arts and Sciences collide, monetisation of STEM, pop culture and advice for studying and working in STEM.

Listen to the podcast online here, or download through Apple Podcasts.

If you want to find out more about the wide range of STEM programmes available at universities in Australia or New Zealand, then you can contact Study Options for a list of courses.

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