Recently, Fulbright University Vietnam’s Career Services team took a giant leap in bridging the gap between academia and industry with the “Academia Talk: STEM Majors”. This event, part of the renowned Academia Talk series, saw the participation of 71 undergraduate students, eager to learn more about career paths and graduate programs in STEM. The “Academia Talk: STEM Majors” wasn’t just another academic session but a platform that fostered a closely-knit Fulbright community, sharing experiences, and discussing opportunities in STEM fields.
The event was divided into two enlightening sessions, “Sharing the journey” and “Table rotation”. During “Sharing the journey”, students got the opportunity to hear from their lecturers representing the four major STEM majors– Integrated Sciences, Human-centered Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The lecturers shared their motivations, challenges, and advice, painting a holistic picture of the STEM fields for the students.
The “Table rotation” session took the interaction to another level. Students rotated among tables, each representing a specific major in STEM. They posed their specific questions related to their STEM career path, from inquiries about post-graduate programs, career prospects to practical steps for applying to grad schools.
Reflecting on the “Academia Talk: STEM Majors”, it’s evident that this event was more than a simple discussion. It was an avenue for students to engage, learn, and prepare themselves for their future in the STEM field. We’re excited about the potential of these future STEM leaders and are looking forward to hosting more of such influential events in the future.