According to the Guardian, 40,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) jobs go unfilled every year! Even more shocking than this, is that a mere 12% of the STEM workforce is made up of females. You can read the full story on the Guardian website or and check out #STEMshortage on social media.
If you are looking to get into the STEM industries when you graduate, you might be interested to know that the Careers Service are running a free speed networking allowing you to network with female professionals in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology! Details below:
Speed Networking for Women: Careers in Science, Engineering and Technology
Mon 5th October, 6.20pm at Teviot Debating Hall
This is a free networking evening organized by the University of Edinburgh Careers Service and in partnership with Interconnect which will give you the chance to network with female professionals in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Spaces are limited, so please book here on MyCareerHub to avoid missing out.
* Don’t miss the Careers Fair on Mon 5th & Tues 6th October at Pleasance Sports Hall (meet different exhibitors on each day) and increase your chances of success by attending our short “Prepare for the Fair” sessions on either 28th, 29th Sept or Thurs 1st Oct.
Reblogged this on UoE Physics Careers Blog and commented:
Some eye-popping stats from my colleague Rebecca Valentine on shortages in STEM and gender imbalance. The world needs more physicists and especially more female physicists…