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USC Study Finds STEM Degrees Pay Off for Minority College

Minority college students who major in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who study humanities or education, according to the results of a new USC study. And those who took jobs related to their STEM degrees earned …

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How to Stay Organized in Graduate School

Enrolling in graduate school is a major life decision — one that often leads to new skills, advanced careers, and a higher salary than those with only a bachelor’s degree. Because of the financial and time commitment required for graduate school, it is important to make the most of this …

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How GIS Can Help with Emergency Management

In the wake of a disaster, data-driven maps that harness technology can be a true lifesaver. Using geographic information science (GIS) in emergency management can make an enormous impact in mitigating, responding to and recovering from a major event. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, darkness fell across …

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Why Setting Goals Matters in Graduate School

Setting goals for graduate school helps students to keep the big picture in focus while trying to balance other priorities like working full-time and spending time with family. Graduate programs require a significant investment that calls on students to be especially vigilant with how they expend resources, such as their …

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