Top Five: Take a Gap Year, Travel & Learn
What’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Tasting gelato in Sorrento, learning Korean in Daegu, rock climbing in Joshua Tree — infinite possibilities are available for those who choose a gap year. Taken before college, during undergraduate education, or before graduate school, electing to withdraw from traditional education for a year has immeasurable impacts.
Demand For STEM Workers Has Skyrocketed, but Diversity is Still an Issue
While demand for STEM workers has increased greatly in recent years there are still major issues with the gender gap in STEM occupations and how it is taught in schools.
Top Five: Inclusive STEM Sites
Careers in the STEM field are becoming more in demand, but women and the LGBTQ+ community are still very much underrepresented in the STEM/STEAM workforce.
Designer Chelsy Christina talks sustainable living, buying secondhand and leaning into your true passions
"While I loved [interior design], it really opened my eyes to the amount of waste that's created in the industry."
Egg freezing cycles jumped 31% over the pandemic. Here's why — and what the process entails.
“It feels very cool to know that I've given myself that gift to ensure that I'm going to be a mother some day," says one woman who underwent the procedure.
Supporting Transgender Equality Starts with Being an Ally
The LGBTQIA+ community is growing with recognition and acceptance as society grows into a place of inviting more conversation and accountability. In the U.S. 1.6 million people above the age of 13 identify as transgender and from that, approximately 19% are teenagers according to a 2022 report by UCLA’s Williams Institute. A higher percentage of transgender people in America live in the North East, with the lowest percentages living in the Midwest and South.
Combatting Sexual Violence Starts with Education
You’ve probably learned about the idea of consent in middle school or high school, memorizing the phrase “no means no” as the catch-all takeaway in an effort to combat sexual violence. While the statement rings true – it is hardly the full scope of consent and what it looks like. Most young people don’t have a comprehensive understanding of what consent is. Leaders like Maya Siegel are hoping to change that.
Asian/Pacific Americans In STEM Lack Representation at the Leadership Level
Built By Girls spoke with Janet Kim, Senior Director of Product at Misfits Market, an organic produce delivery service fighting food waste for the video series How I Started in STEM to get her personal insights on the lack of leadership roles for the APA community in STEM.
Ford Mustang’s Chief Engineer Says Get Involved In STEM
Ford recently launched its 2024 Mustang, normally you think of men behind the wheel of this sports car, but the muscle behind this machine is Laurie Transou. Transou is currently the Chief Engineer of the Ford Mustang program.
Disney Head Says AI Presents “Interesting Opportunities”
“AI developments represent some pretty interesting opportunities for us,” Bob Iger said on the Disney ($DIS) earnings call. “In fact, we’re already starting to use AI to create some efficiencies and ultimately to better serve consumers.”
Top Five: Build Your Own Personal Board of Directors
Networking is an integral part of career growth, but how you create a core group of people you can depend on in your professional life can impact you for a long time. Think of it as your own personal board of directors of your company, You Inc.
Google Designer Says Gender Disparity is An Issue In Tech Field
It’s well known that STEM continues to be a male-dominated field. Even before women enter jobs in STEM or tech, they face challenges in higher education. Women make up only one-fourth of tech graduates and are underrepresented in STEM courses. After entering the workforce, women continue to be underestimated, making an average of 74% of what male counterparts make. However, there are further disparities within the field. Black and Hispanic women experience the largest pay gap in STEM jobs.
Teacher Appreciation Week: STEM Teachers Rule
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re sure you have a teacher in your world that you still either speak to or was one who sparked your love and interest in STEM/STEAM! According to research by Zippia, there are more than 1.2 million science teachers in the U.S. and of that 57.9% are women and 12% of all science teachers are LGBTQIA+.
STEM Careers Booming in the U.S.
STEM occupations are proving to be lucrative for those willing to step into the tech sector. On average, salaries are double than those in non-STEM related careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are expected to grow by more than 10% over the next decade.
Paulina Ho redesigns Yahoo logo for AAPI Heritage Month
Paulina Ho redesigns Yahoo logo for AAPI Heritage Month
Top Five: Summer STEM/STEAM Camps
Summer is approaching, students who love STEM/STEAM might be looking for places to learn more. We’ve compiled a list of some pretty cool programs you might want to look into!
King Charles’ Charity Helped One Woman Become a Successful CEO, Entrepreneur Despite Mental Health Battles
Grace Graham has been integrating businesses to look inward and at their own culture since the launch of her company WorkSpa in 2016, which provides organizations with mental and physical wellness initiatives for employees. WorkSpa's mission is to make workplaces more productive and happy by fostering workplace cultures that improve satisfaction and employee well-being.
Women in Tech are outnumbered by men 4-1 in the workplace
Skillsoft CIO Orla Daly talks with Built By Girls to discuss the statistics coming out of the 2023 Women in Tech Report which found that 45% of females surveyed say they are outnumbered by a staggering 4-to-1 ratio or more – a drastic jump from just 25% who said the same in 2021.
Handling that College Rejection Letter
Built By Girls with some insight and advice on how to handle receiving a college rejection letter.
Top Five: AI Sites for College Students - According to AI
Built By Girls asked the artificial intelligence website ChatGPT to write an essay detailing the best AI sites for college students.
Judy Blume clarifies J.K. Rowling remarks: ‘I wholly support the trans community’
Judy Blume is responding to Sunday Times headline stating she is “100 percent” behind fellow author J.K. Rowling, seeking to emphasize that she stands “with the trans community” against discrimination. In an interview with the British newspaper, Blume said of Rowling, “I love her. I am behind her 100 percent as I watch from afar.” According to…
It’s Earth Day, Climate Activists are Using TikTok to Fight Climate Change
TikTok is being used as a platform by environmental influencers to educate and inspire their followers to take action on climate change. Hazel Thayer and Sabrina Pare are among the many TikTok’ers who are using the platform to get out their message to help combat climate change.
Why Working During College Can Empower Your Future Career
Unpopular opinion: working during college is appealing because it’s empowering to start building your career early. We’re often told that our time in college is for education. After all, we can work when we get our degrees. That’s the whole point, right? However, working is interconnected with education and can play a key part in growing personally and professionally during college.
The Adderall shortage is about much more than supply and demand
Scarcity of ADHD drugs has highlighted misconceptions about the condition and flaws in the system we use to decide who gets treatment.
Remote Interviews Do’s and Don’ts
With remote interviews becoming part of the workplace culture, candidates have a variety of choices in job opportunities. However, although remote interviews offer plenty of benefits, it's important to remember they are more intimate and require greater attention. Below are things to avoid and essential things to know when interviewing remotely.