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In partnership with PA Department of Labor & Industry, WPSU has curated free content for parents, students, and educators that align to state career readiness standards. Here are top resources to help parents, students, and educators explore various careers.

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Pennsylvania Career Resources

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships help bridge skill gaps while bringing a lot of benefits such as earning paychecks while learning and learning alongside professionals. Fields include manufacturing, construction, electrical, health care, IT, culinary arts, and more.

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PA Registered Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are innovative training programs that allow employers to develop and prepare their future workforce while providing individuals with a learn-while-you-earn approach to career development.

PA In-Demand Occupation List

The Pennsylvania In-Demand Occupation List (PA IDOL) can help you identify careers that have the greatest demand across the commonwealth. “In-demand” jobs offer a large number of job openings or an above-average growth rate without already having an over-supply of existing workers. These occupations offer a qualified jobseeker a reasonable expectation of obtaining employment in the field.

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PA Career Ready Skills & Related Employability Skills

The Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) are social emotional learning progressions that support the development of student competence. By design, the PA CRS reflect priorities to ensure youth are career ready and prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. The PA CRS are grouped into three domains: Self-awareness and Self-management, Establishing and Maintaining Relationships, and Social Problem Solving.

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PA Academic Standards for Career Education & Work

This electronic toolkit provides resources, references, crosswalks and other tools to assist elementary, middle and high schools teachers and administrators in implementing the Pennsylvania (PA) Career Education and Work Standards. The Career Education and Work Standards address four areas of knowledge: Career Awareness and Preparation, Career Acquisition (Getting a Job), Career Retention and Advancement, and Entrepreneurship.

PA CareerLink®

PA CareerLink® is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find family sustaining jobs and how employers find the skilled candidates that they need. Through this initiative, a user-friendly, premiere job-matching system has been created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job-seekers and employers.

PA Industry Clusters

Learn more about each of Pennsylvania’s 12 industry clusters. An industry cluster consists of a group of industries that are closely linked by common product markets, labor pools, similar technologies, supplier chains, and/or other economic ties.

WPSU and PA PBS Resources

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WPSU STEM Careers

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers take on a variety of directions. Learn about them from interviews with various professionals such as a construction project manager and an environmental lawyer.

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WPSU Women in Science Profiles

Women In Science Profiles (WiSci Files) is an innovative project from WPSU Penn State aimed at inspiring young women to enter careers in the captivating fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The videos feature aspects of their personal and professional lives, aiming to dispel stereotypes about who STEM professionals are and what their lives are like.

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WPSU Internships

WPSU Penn State offers undergraduate student internships year-round in various departments within the organization

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WVIA Careers That Work

To address the concerns of developing a properly skilled and prepared local workforce, WVIA is partnering with the 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation to produce a multi-faceted media and related curriculum initiative called Careers that Work that will focus on educating and preparing students for well-paying jobs that fulfill the employment needs of growing industries throughout our region.

WQED Future Jobs (K-12)

Pittsburgh’s workforce is changing. WQED wants to help students and job-seekers to discover new, promising career options when they start their job search, plus raise awareness about the workforce development that is already underway, helping the economy grow as workers find fulfilling careers and thrive in the Pittsburgh region.

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WITF Careers That Work

WITF’s Careers That Work is an ongoing, evolving multimedia initiative highlighting workforce development in south central Pennsylvania. We’ll highlight career options you may not have considered. Some of these careers require higher education while others require real world experience. One thing they all require is passion.

Grades PreK-5: Building Career Ready Skills

Grades 6-12: Industry Clusters

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How to Write a Resume

WHYY Education provides career exposure to students through paid summer work experiences. These resources will provide students with the resources they need in order to begin their pathway to a meaningful career in the media industry.

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Soft Skills Collection

Check out this collection of essential soft skills for the workplace.

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Southern Alleghenies Career Poster

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Exploring Careers in Manufacturing

Learn about high tech careers that give you the satisfaction of saying, “I did that” at the end of the day. The manufacturing industry constructs all the parts necessary to build things like engines, boats, and tools. Individuals in this industry are skilled in operating high tech machinery used to produce all of these things and much more. If you like working with technology and doing something where there is a physical product at the end of the day, then maybe the manufacturing industry is for you!

Mechatronics

Leila Madrone – Mechatronics Engineer

Are you intellectually curious and eager to improve the world around you? If so, you might enjoy a career as a mechatronics engineer—a combination of electrical and mechanical engineering. Discover how mechatornics engineer Leila Madrone is engineering a better world at Otherlab, where she leads an engineering team that is dedicated to improving large solar power fields. She changes the size and composition or heliostats to make low-cost and energy-efficient solar systems. Before joining Otherlab, Madrone graduated from MIT with two degrees in electrical engineering and worked at NASA, where she created a device for taking high-resolution panoramic images.

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Rachel Gitajn – Bicycle Engineer

Rachel turned her passion for art, engineering and the outdoors into a dream job designing bikes that she loves to ride. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Caroline – Software Engineer

Caroline channels her creativity and all the facets of her personality into making tech applications to give people meaningful experiences. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Alma Stephanie Tapia – Ingeniera en Materiales / Materials Engineer

Alma Stephanie is a Metallurgical and Materials Engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Orietta Verdugo – Ingeniera Industrial / Industrial Engineer

Orietta is an industrial engineer, currently working in the tech industry. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Laura Valencia – Ingeniera Eléctrica / Electrical Engineer

Laura is an electrical engineer who works on things people use everyday. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Natalia Rodriguez – Ingeniera de Software / Software Engineer

Natalia is a software engineer who designs data visualizations people can understand and learn from. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Antoinette Smith – Software Engineer

Antoinette builds web apps and communities that enable people to create their own technologies. She also empowers more African Americans to enter and thrive in the digital economy.

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Van Romero – Explosives Expert

Dr. Van Romero is Vice President, Professor of Physics at New Mexico Tech. He answers the question “Why did you become a scientist?”

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Southern Alleghenies Career Poster

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Careers in Wildlife

Learn more about how to find a career – or volunteer job! – in the vastly varied field of wildlife, as we highlight a wide range of backgrounds and education paths that can lead people to working with wildlife. This episode features several different people working with or for wildlife, highlighting a collection of stories from their daily lives.

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Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineers explain their work and how they use biology and engineering to make farms energy-efficient and our food supply safe and plentiful. They describe what drew them to agricultural engineering and their education and career paths.

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Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz – Farming

In this video from PBS Wisconsin Education, learn about Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz, a fourth generation farmer in Bangor, WI, who is the farm manager at Old Oak Family Farm. Watch as she describes the diverse crops and animals raised on the farm and the challenges they face from climate change, including pests and disease.

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Cheese by the Numbers

Do you know how many people are employed by the U.S. cheese industry? Also, do you know how to become a food scientist? Find out in this episode of Cheese Cubed!

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Southern Alleghenies Career Poster

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Discussing Dinosaurs with a Paleontologist

Mark Norell, the Chairman of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the field of paleontology in this clip from SciTech Now. Norell describes how the field of paleontology has changed over time and how dinosaurs are studied today.

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Tejal Desai – Bioengineer

Some treatments for diseases involve working on parts of the human body that are smaller than a tenth of the width of a piece of human hair. Tejal Desai, a bioengineering professor, works with these small parts using nanotechnology. She became interested in bioengineering as a freshman in high school because “engineering could have direct health applications and help people,” and now she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin as a potential treatment for diabetes.

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Ryan Hernandez – Population Geneticist

Why do we look the way that we do? Ryan Hernandez, an assistant professor at UC San Francisco, works in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences to study why humans from different populations have different genetic backgrounds. When he was young, his grandmother developed diabetes, and he dedicated his entire undergraduate career, and later, his postdoc years to finding out which populations were more susceptible to certain conditions and why.

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Eva LaDow – Neurobiologist

Biotechnology helps scientists understand many aspects of the world around us, from agriculture to medicine. Learn how post-doctoral fellow Eva LaDow uses cutting-edge biotechnological techniques in her work at the Gladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease. She grows neurons, introduces mutant DNA into the neurons, and then analyzes the data to see whether any drugs already approved by the FDA may also be used to treat ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Aindrila Mukhopadhyay – Microbiologist

What is the most efficient way to get energy when our current supply of energy is rapidly dwindling? Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, a microbiologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, may have the answer to that. She leads a research team that investigates the most effective ways to use microbes to convert plants into biofuels through studying the stress response in bacteria. Her work requires her to use every skill she has acquired through her years of education. She has a background in chemistry, physics, and physiology.

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La’ona DeWilde – Environmental Biologist

DeWilde chose her career because of her strong traditional belief in respecting animals and caring for the environment. Her work today involves helping local villagers record observations that can be used collaboratively with Western science to help solve problems that affect Alaska Native peoples, including climate change and water contamination.

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Real-Life Math – Astrobiologist

An astrobiologist and a physicist explain how mathematics is universally critical to helping understand nature and the cosmos in this video from KAET. In the accompanying classroom activity, students discuss the mathematics in the video, including the use of algebra, and then practice writing, reading, and evaluating algebraic expressions in a class bingo game.

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Victoria Velez – Biomedical Engineer

Victoria followed her heart to a career that focuses her love of hands-on problem solving into engineering medical technologies that save lives. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dr. Bridgette Shannon – Chemist

Bridgette’s formula for success is using her love of chemistry to develop groundbreaking products at work and create natural remedies for her family at home. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dra. Amelia Merced – Bióloga / Biologist

Dr. Amelia is a microscopist in Puerto Rico researching plant development and diversity. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dra. Isabel Rivera Collazo – Arqueóloga Ambiental / Environmental Archaeologist

Dr. Isabel is an environmental archaeologist who enjoys working in science, discovering things, and creating knowledge. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Real-Life Math – Woodworker

Listen to a master craftsman explain many of the ways that mathematics is used in woodworking, including number operations; geometry; ratios and proportions; and measurement, in this video from KAET.

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Cynthia – Journeyman Carpenter

Working in the construction industry, Cynthia has built a satisfying career and a lasting legacy. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Samuel Weatherwax – Insulation and Coatings Technician

Meet Samuel Weatherwax, an insulation and coatings technician for The Geysers, the largest geothermal power project in the world. Weatherwax joined the team at The Geysers four years ago as an apprentice after working at Bottle Rock Power Plant after high school. He loves spending most of the workday outside, where he paints, pressure washes, sandblasts, and repairs the many power plants in the Calpine complex.

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Brennetta Harris – Architectural Estimator

Brennetta has dreamed of becoming an architect since childhood and has designed her own blueprint for working towards her career goals. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Denise Bailey – Welder / Instructor

Meet Denise, or “Seven” as her friends call her, a welder, artist and instructor who forged her own path as a woman in the trades. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Pallavi Sharma – IT Project Manager

Pallavi has fought through challenges to write her own code for successful work-life balance. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Real-Life Math – Network Engineer

Watch network engineer Diana Tootle explain how she uses math in her work in this video from KAET. In the accompanying classroom activity, students watch the video and then complete an activity involving an aspect of math that Ms. Tootle discusses: converting numbers between base 2 and base 10. To get the most from the lesson, students should have some experience writing and evaluating numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents, using exponents to denote place values (e.g, 101, 100), and writing numbers using expanded notation.

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Emmaly Manchanthasouk – Web Developer

Emmaly makes no secret of her enthusiasm for using technology to express herself and empower others. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Mark Caylao – Blimps

Mark Caylao, Head Engineer for Airship Management Services in North Carolina, maintains and operates some of the world’s largest blimps for everyone from presidential candidates to the military. Learn more in this video from Design Squad Nation.

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Dustin Madden – Science Teacher

Meet Dustin Madden, an Iñupiaq and assistant science teacher in the Anchorage, Alaska, school district, in this video profile produced WGBH. Madden explains the importance of developing a strong background in science and math in order to help preserve and protect the environment.

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Andrea Chaves – Pedagoga / Teacher

Andrea, a native of Colombia, is an innovative leader and educator at The Young Woman’s Leadership School of Astoria in Queens, New York City. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dra. Violeta Garcia – Ecologista y Pedagoga / Ecologist and Teacher

Dr. Violeta García uses engaging STEM learning experiences to advance diverse students. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dava Newman: Former Deputy Administrator for NASA

Have you ever wondered how important people get to where they are? NASA’s deputy director, Dava Newman, shares her path in this segment brought to you by STEM in 30.

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Kate Rubins: An Astronaut Give Career Advice to Kids

Astronaut Kate Rubins talks about what jobs she had when she was younger and tells middle schoolers to focus on the subjects and projects that they find interesting.

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Kite Design: How are we getting our energy?

As our need for more sustainable and long-term energy sources increases, so do our need for the engineers that make them accessible. Damon Vander Lind is a kite designer for Makani Power, a wind power generation company owned by Google. He worked there as an intern after he graduated from MIT and loved his work so much that he stayed. He now leads a team that builds high-altitude kites that generate and collect more energy than conventional wind turbines.

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Steve MacLean: Conservationist

In his role as a conservationist, MacLean works to preserve biodiversity in the Bering Sea, a unique marine environment being threatened by climate change. Brought up in the Alaska Native ways of knowing, he explains that Alaskan cultures are intimately connected with nature and suggests that people should not be separated from natural systems when considering solutions to environmental issues.

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Mirror Therapy: Tricking the Nervous System to Help People Heal

Learn how a mirror can fool the brain into thinking a disabled limb is functioning normally in this video from SciTech Now. Mirror therapy is an accessible way for patients who have limb pain, or limited motor function in their limbs, to ease the pain and gain the function back, sometimes quite quickly. Seeing the image of the limb in the mirror tricks the brain into thinking the real limb is actually moving, often helping the real limb to eventually move.

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Real-Life Math – Pharmacist

Pharmacists must accurately measure and package medicine, ensuring that its dosage is safely administered to a patient. In the accompanying activity, students calculate prescribed dosages of medicine and the amounts of medicine needed according to different factors, including patient weight and time.

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Real-Life Math – Nurse

In this video, learn how mathematics—specifically, proportion, ratio, rate, and conversions—are used in the professional responsibilities of a registered nurse working on the surgical trauma floor. In the accompanying classroom activity, students take on the role of nursing teams, measuring vital signs, analyzing ratios, and calculating metric conversions.

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Kate Heckaman – Firefighter/Paramedic

Kate’s commitment to caring for hospital patients sparked a career change to firefighting. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dra. Rebeccah Rodriguez Regner – Médica / Physician

Dr. Rebeccah was the Medical Director for Team USA athletes at the Rio Olympics. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dra. Becca Cuellar – Química Medicinal / Medicinal Chemist

Dr. Becca is a medicinal chemist who works on creating treatments for serious illnesses. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Marlene – Terapeuta Familiar / Family Therapist

As a family therapist who frequently works with Latinx families, Marlene addresses prevalent misconceptions about mental health. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Raquel – Profesora de Psicología / Psychology Professor

As a psychology professor, Raquel studies the brain to better understand why we make the decisions we do. She also addresses the importance of cognitive behavioral therapy, a practice that helps people reframe how they think and allows the brain to create new patterns and connections.

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Erica: Enfermera / Nurse

As a nurse, Erica helps patients manage chronic pain by teaching them strategies to retrain the way their brain senses pain, and empowers patients to create good self-care habits.

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Careers in Video Game Development

Learn how game developers are shaping the future of video games in this video from SciTech Now. The Game Innovation Lab at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is dedicated to exploring new ideas in video games. Students and faculty there blend computer science, art, math, education, and design to create innovative games.

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Real-Life Math – Baseball

Watch and listen as the assistant general manager of a major league baseball team explains how he uses math in this video from KAET, Arizona PBS.

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Aubrey Scott – Gameplay Engineer

Aubrey’s experience as a trans woman of color fuels her passion for making games that allow everyone to see themselves represented. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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JoNette Kuhnau – Traffic Engineer

Jonette grew up far from city streets, but she’s driven to improve the way that urban transportation flows. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

Rachel Obermoller – Pilot / Aviation Representative

Rachel merges her life-long love of flying with airport inspections, which allows her to take aviation safety to new heights. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Dr. Omayra Ortega – Data Analyst

Dr. Omayra is a data analyst doing research to improve health outcomes. This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place.

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Finance & Insurance

In this series of videos, professionals in the finance industry disscuss how they got their jobs, why they love working in this field, what their day to day tasks look like, and the college and career experiences that led to them to their field.

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Real-Life Math – Woodworker

Listen to a master craftsman explain many of the ways that mathematics is used in woodworking, including number operations; geometry; ratios and proportions; and measurement, in this video from KAET.

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Stephanie Potter – Printmaking

Artist Stephanie Potter demonstrates how she creates relief prints, starting with an idea, then cutting an image into the wood or linoleum she has prepared, and, finally, printing the surface. Her subject matter comes from everyday life, she says, as she shows numerous examples of her prints.

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WPSU Women in Science Profiles

Women In Science Profiles (WiSci Files) is an innovative project from WPSU Penn State aimed at inspiring young women to enter careers in the captivating fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The videos feature aspects of their personal and professional lives, aiming to dispel stereotypes about who STEM professionals are and what their lives are like.

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Career Spotlight (6-12)

Career Spotlight includes videos focusing on science careers in biotechnology and renewable energy.

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Careers in Science (6-12)

In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of Alaska Native scientists. They consider how traditional ways of knowing and Western approaches to science can complement each other and allow students to incorporate their own interests when considering careers in science.

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A-Z Career Lab (3-5)

There’s a cool career for every kid! Explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals. The kids share lots of career ideas in every episode so be sure to watch them all, A to Z! If a kid can see it, they can be it!

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Kids Work! (K-5)

Kids Work! is a virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. View profiles from real professionals.

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Engineering Your Future (3-12)

Engineering Your Future shares real stories from young professionals who want to inform and inspire students about in-demand engineering careers.

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Math in the Work Force

In a world where we have calculators and search engines, why is math still a necessary skill to have in many career paths? From fashion design to astrobiology, math is the backbone of those jobs, and this collection will show you exactly why. Being able to do math means being able to win a fencing match or saving someone’s life!

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SciGirls (3-15)

SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM. Each half-hour episode highlights the processes of science and engineering, following a different group of middle school girls who design, with the help of scientist mentors, their own inquiry-based investigations on a variety of topics.

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Careers in Earth and Space Science (3-12)

Delve into the study of plate tectonics and journey to the outer edges of the universe with lessons and learnings in Earth and Space Science.

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Careers in Engineering & Technology (3-12)

In Careers in Engineering & Technology, students will take an up close look at the plethora of engineering and technology occupations. Discover how jobs ranging from a paramedic, a firefighter, and a roller coaster designer all have a background in engineering and technology.

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Career and Workforce Development (3-12)

Learn about workplace skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication and interviewing. Learn about careers with robotics, advanced technology, and media.

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Soft Skills Collection

Check out this collection of essential soft skills for the workplace.

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Roadtrip Nation

Wondering what to do with your life? We’ve been there, and we’re here to help. No matter where you’re at on your career journey, our tools and resources will help you find your way forward.