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Five Tips For Getting The Most Out of Professional Development

The technological workforce is constantly evolving. To keep pace, today’s technical professionals need to regularly upskill through continuing professional education. “As we enter a future where skills are changing at an accelerated pace, upskilling becomes crucial to staying job-relevant,” Raghav Gupta, managing director of India and APAC for Coursera, told Vogue India.  A survey from […]

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How to Retain What You Learn After Professional Development Ends

Technical professionals are among the world’s highest-paid workers, earning an average starting salary of $91,010 USD. However, technical professionals who want to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving technological workforce often need to maintain their professional licenses and revamp their skills through continuing professional education. While professional development and continuing education are vital to self-improvement, […]

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How STEM Organizations Can Help Women Advance During the Pandemic

Science and engineering organizations were in the process of expanding their hiring efforts to include more women. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of female hires dropped across industries from 46.94% to 44.86%, with significant backslide in the technology industry, according to a recent LinkedIn study. “The engine of hiring bias […]

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Showcasing Female STEM Leaders Can Attract More Women to Engineering

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry needs more women. Currently, under a quarter of AI professionals are female, and only 13.8% of AI research papers have been authored by women. Studies have shown that when women and minorities are involved in the development of AI, these systems are less biased. However, studies have also shown that […]

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Closing the Engineering Talent Shortage Through Mentorship and Volunteering

From the U.S. to Indonesia, employers are struggling to fill a growing dearth in qualified engineers and other technical professionals. To combat the shortage, tech companies such as Bosch and IBM are spearheading apprenticeship programs to train applicants, who do not have college degrees, for entry-level positions. Cyber Security Talent Shortage One field currently suffering […]

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Want Great Mentors? Be a Good Mentee

Written by Jacquelyn Adams This article originally appeared in IEEE-USA InSight. It is reprinted here with permission from IEEE-USA. Copyright 2019 IEEE In business, lots of people are encouraged to find their mentors. And there are many advice columns about how to be a good mentor. But what about the mentee? What’s their ownership in […]

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Why You Need a Bio Now

Written by Jacquelyn Adams This article originally appeared in IEEE-USA InSight. It is reprinted here with permission from IEEE-USA. Copyright 2019 IEEE When Girl Scouts called to announce I was being honored with the “Women of Distinction” award, I was thrilled. When they requested my bio to include in their awards ceremony brochure, I panicked. […]

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Breaking Down Barriers for Women in STEM

Even in 2019, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project show that although half of the U.S. workforce is women, only 28% work in science and engineering. According to a 2017 UNESCO report, global rates are similar: 28% of the world’s […]

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How Utilizing AI Can Change Education 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the field of education—particularly continuing education. Learning does not stop following graduation from a formal education program. Many people spend their lives learning new skills or improving on existing ones. Lifelong learning can be accomplished through in-person classes, online courses, or a hybrid of both. Because people can learn in […]

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Investing in Employee Development

While providing benefits such as healthcare and retirement plans is important, employee development is an investment that should not be overlooked. Both attracting and retaining talented professionals are critical for your organization. According to Gallup, it can cost 150% or more of an employee’s annual salary to replace them. However, when an organization shows its […]

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