STEM careers: Spurring innovation in global development

By Kate Warren 01 March 2016

An excerpt of the webinar STEM Careers: Spurring innovation in global development. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

In recent years, STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, has been critical to implementing effective development programs and developing innovative solutions across all sectors. As such, many career paths and opportunities have opened up in the global development sector for those with a STEM background — and demand is only expected to increase.

We sat down with Khanjan Mehta, founding director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program, assistant professor of engineering design at Pennsylvania State University and editor of the book, “Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It).”

In this exclusive Devex webinar, Mehta talks about the types of roles and organizations that require STEM-trained professionals in development, which kinds of skills, education and experience are in demand and how to apply a STEM “mindset” to a global development context.

Watch the webinar to learn what questions you should ask prospective employers, how to determine where you will provide the most impact and even what kind of salary you can expect as a STEM professional working in global development.

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Kate Warren@DevexCareers

Kate Warren is the senior director and editor of careers and recruiting content at Devex. With more than a decade of international development recruitment experience working with international NGOs, consulting firms and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.

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