So you’ve decided to study STEM

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So you’ve decided to study STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) … where do you go from here?  College can be a bit overwhelming at times, especially when it comes time to focus in and decide what you want to do with the rest of your life. 

This year will be the second SAS Global Forum that I will be attending, and while I may not have as much experience as some of my colleagues, I can say without a doubt that among the many things that SAS Global Forum is, for me it is primarily a learning experience.  I love meeting SAS customers from all over the world and seeing how they use our software.  Whether it’s discovering a new drug or building a safer airplane, I am always amazed at the diversity seen within our user community and how they use SAS.

This diversity is a great thing for any STEM student trying to map out a career path.  In a matter of a few days, you will have the ability to talk with many different people, see how they use SAS in their careers, and then use that information to help you decide what you want to do with your life.  This kind of opportunity is invaluable.

If you will be attending SAS Global Forum, make sure you try to meet at least two people with whom you've never talked with before. I could be one of them, so you only have to find one more. Check out the mixer and other networking opportunities - even lunch and dinner - to make small talk about how others are using SAS where they work and live. You'll be amazed.

If you won't be able to attend this year's SAS Global Forum check out these other opportunities for STEM students. Here's a cool video we made at SAS to inspire students to study STEM.

 

What are you doing in STEM? Will I see you at SAS Global Forum?

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Scott Singer

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