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Why STEM Professionals are Valuable Across Industries

Why STEM Professionals are Valuable Across Industries
Reported by
Lauren Savage

Posted December 16, 2019


According to the Pew Research Center, employment in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990. But STEM expertise is vital to many industries, some of which you’d never associate with those skills. As companies large and small work to find and retain top talent who can identify emerging trends to propel their businesses forward, they are actively investing in professionals with STEM skills.

In a new webinar series, “A Recruiter’s Perspective,” the Academy’s Science Alliance talks to companies about how and why they’re recruiting talented STEM professionals. On September 26, 2019, PepsiCo, the first partner in the series, shared their creative approach to recruiting top talent in data science and research and development. Learn more from the leading global food and beverage company in this summary.

Webinar Highlights

  • A STEM-proficient workforce helps PepsiCo identify emerging scientific trends and advance innovative efforts.
  • Their educational programs encourage employees to sharpen their skills and develop new ones across disciplines.
  • Applicants should convey their hard and soft skills to PepsiCo recruiters, as communication, flexibility, and intellectual curiosity are critical.
STEM Professionals at PepsiCo