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STEM Careers Require Knowledge, Adaptability and Soft Skills


Vlog with Dr. Danny Welsch, Associate Dean, School of STEM and Courtney Bousquet, Career Coaching Manager, APUS

In the rapidly evolving field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), it is necessary to be adaptable and adjust quickly to changes. In technology, for example, constant advances are being made, creating new job opportunities in many organizations.

In this vlog, Dr. Danny Welsch and Courtney Bousquet offer career guidance for people pursuing a career in a STEM field. They discuss what employers look for in STEM job candidates, the challenges facing people in STEM careers, and the types of communication and networking skills that STEM graduates will require in their jobs.

About the Speakers

Danny Welsch, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean and current Interim Dean of the School of STEM at American Public University. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Analysis and Planning from Frostburg State University, an M.S. in Environmental and Resource Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.

Courtney Bousquet is the Career Coaching Manager at American Public University System and has held various positions with the Career Services Department after she started working at APUS in 2011. Prior to 2011, Courtney was a career counselor at Marymount University. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Journalism: Public Relations from Suffolk University and a M.S. in Applied Educational Psychology, College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University.