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Science, Engineering, and Tech

Be on the Leading Edge of Progress

The percentage varies depending on the resource, but STEM based careers are projected to grow 10 to 15% in the next ten years. The rapid pace of global change, will provide a variety of opportunities in the decades to come. A Centre STEM education will provide a strong foundation. The Science, Engineering & Tech Career Exploration Community has the resources to guide you to where you can make a difference.

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Explore a Career Building the Future

From infrastructure to data to the environment, the world needs new ideas and ways to execute them. The Science, Engineering & Tech Career Exploration Community will introduce you to careers in life, physical and environmental science; research; engineering (all fields); mathematics; data science and data analytics; computer programming; technology and AI; and software engineering and development.

Below are resources for exploring careers in science, engineering and tech. You can also use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to research all careers and employment projections. You may find that to do what you want you may have to extend your education. We've listed those resources as well.

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Explore Careers

Computer Science Careers   
Information on a career as a computer scientist.

Computer Science Programs   
Information on computer science in graduate school.

Cyber Security Guide   
Find your cybersecurity degree or certification, as well as guides for careers, jobs, and women in cybersecurity.

Data Science Programs   
Information on data science in graduate school.

Discover Data Science   
Information on careers in data science.

A data science career guide discussing skills needed, career paths, and education.   
Information about careers in environmental science, including sustainability, environmental policy and planning, agricultural and forestry, and public health.

Student Conservation Association   
National and community conservation information.

American Mathematical Society   
Profiles of recent grads in entry-level jobs in numerous career fields related to and using math.

American Institute of Biological Sciences   
Information on careers in the biological sciences.

American Society for Microbiology   
Information on the different types of careers available in the field of microbiology.

Careers in Botany   
Sponsored by The Botany Society of America.

Chemistry Careers   
Career information and profiles on a wide array of chemistry careers, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

U.S. Department of Energy   
Information on a wide array of energy careers, including those in solar and renewable energy.

Experience New Ideas 

Learn about the workplaces where your STEM education will be needed most. We have listed some internships that will provide the experience you need to step into the varied opportunities that await when you graduate.


Internship Resources

Be sure to also check Handshake and LinkedIn on the main Find an Internship page. 

American Mathematical Society 
Links to numerous companies with math-related summer internships. 

American Statistical Association   
Numerous internships in statistics. 

Google Policy Fellowship   
This program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests. 

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship   
10-week summer internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors).

Computer technology and math internships for undergraduates.

Big Green Internships   
Environmental internships listed by state. (Enter Centre for username and Colonels for password.)

Orion Grassroots Network  
Environmental internships in administration, conservation, education, and research. (Select “internships”.) 

Student Conservation Association   
National and community conservation internships.

DAAD RISE Program   
Research internships in Germany (in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics).

American Academy of Medical Colleges   
Links to summer research programs at institutions across the nation. 

Big Ten Academic Alliance 
Summer research opportunities at Big 10 universities.

Centre College Division III Research   
Research opportunities with Centre College Division III faculty members.

Entry Point.  
Outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.

(Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence)   KY INBRE (formerly KBRIN) funds up to 20 undergraduate students annually to participate in biomedical research under the supervision of faculty mentors who are actively engaged in biomedical research at the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky. 

Lawrence Livermore National Labs   
Over 300 summer internships available in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, material science, and physics.

Science and engineering internships for undergraduates. 

National Institute of Environmental Health  
Summer internships in biomedical technology (in Research Triangle Park, N.C.).

National Institute of Standards and Technology   
Summer research internships in science and technology. (Application deadline each year is February 15.)

National Institutes of Health   
Summer internships in biomedical research.

National Science Foundation:REU Program   
Summer research opportunities in a wide range of areas with their research.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education   
Undergraduate science research internships across the nation.

Pathways to Science  
Resource for students interested in STEM research.

Summer Internship Opportunities in the Life Sciences   
Huge database of summer internships (hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology). 

U.S. Department of Energy   
Paid summer scientific research internships.

Embark on a Road to Innovation

Ideas need innovation and that's where the work is. Below are resources for graduate school and jobs in science, engineering and tech.  Be sure to dig deep. Each category presents a variety of opportunities that hold promise.  

Graduate School and Job Searches

Graduate School Resources

Be sure to also check out Peterson's Graduate Schools and Programs on our Apply to Grad School page.   
Best Master’s Degrees in Information Technology 2023

Discover Data Science   
A list of programs by state, the best master’s programs for 2023, as well as resources for careers in data science. 

U.S. News   
Find the best engineering schools, programs, specialties, and additional rankings as well as what types of STEM jobs you can get with an engineering master’s degree.

Employment Resources

Also check Handshake and LinkedIn on the main Find a Job page.   
High-tech jobs throughout the U.S   
Jobs for the right brain. Find careers in video games, animation, design, software, multimedia and more.   
High tech opportunities are just a click away.

IT Classifieds  
Search for information technology positions nationwide.

Environmental Career Center   
Environmental and natural resources career information and job listings.

Environmental Career Opportunities   
Positions in conservation, policy, advocacy, education, and more. (NOTE: you may view 10-20 jobs in each category. In order to view complete listings, must purchase a subscription.)

One-year paid training program in environmental organizing.

Green Dream Jobs   
Find entry-level jobs in sustainable energy.

Jobs in renewable energy in the U.S. and abroad.

North American Association for Environmental Education   
Search for environmental positions nationwide.

Student Conservation Association   
One-year gap-year opportunities in conservation.

Sustainability Career Resources  
A Google document listing of multiple resources maintained by HEASC, DANS, and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.

American Statistical Association   
Resources and job listings for a career in statistics

Association of Zoos and Aquariums   
Search for positions in zoos and aquariums across the nation.

Digital hub for life sciences careers.

National Institutes of Health   
Locate positions with the NIH in scientific research, management, or administration.

National Institute of Standards and Technology   
Locate positions within NIST.   
Life Science jobs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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