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Do you represent a company or university looking for top students in STEM? Are you a student yourself looking for job or graduate school opportunities? Are you a professional looking to sharpen your skills? NOBCChE has your answer. The NOBCChE 40th Annual Conference is almost here. Featuring:

• A one-day Career and Academic Fair
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• 9 special symposiums
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NOBCChE Conference workshops announced
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Whether you are a student or a professional, NOBCChE's suite of workshops at the 40th Annual Conference will help you reach your full potential.
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Women and minorities underrepresented in STEM jobs
BusinessNewsDaily
A drop in women taking computer-related jobs is contributing to their underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations, new research shows. Two studies by the U.S. Census Bureau discovered that women's employment in STEM jobs has decreased as a result of their declining share in computer occupations.
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How to stop nerves from wrecking your job search
US News & World Report
If you're like most people, you get anxious before a job interview. But don't let jitters stand in the way of doing your best in an interview. Instead, try these six ways to fight off nerves and anxiety.
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STEM interest declining among teens
CBS News
The number of job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields is expected to increase significantly over the next five years. There are already thousands of well-paid STEM jobs that employers struggle to fill because they say the talent pool is too shallow, and experts at the Partnership for a New American Economy project say that there will be a shortfall of 230,000 qualified advanced-degree STEM workers by 2018.
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A crisis in leadership
By Michael J. Berens
Leaders must make difficult decisions that are not always popular. They instigate changes that upend people's lives and shift the balances of power and wealth. Are we too close to our time to recognize truly gifted leaders or to fully appreciate the effects of their decisions? Should we not be concerned about the ostensible leadership vacuum? Perhaps. But I suspect there are other forces at play.
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Are you contributing to a tolerant work environment?
Inc.
The country recently reflected on Sept. 11, 2001, an extreme example of intolerance at its worst. But, even on a far less devastating scale, intolerance left to fester can foster fear, anger and paranoia. Some will use their intolerance as an excuse to hurt people, verbally or otherwise. Others will hide their intolerance, playing nice, but find other insidious ways to make people feel unwanted or hated.
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Column: Obama metrics would hurt historically black colleges
USA Today
Last month, President Obama proposed plans to rate colleges based on metrics such as tuition, graduation rates, student loan debt and subsequent earnings. The ratings would then be tied to financial aid. The president''s goal is to make college education more affordable and accountable. Historically black colleges and universities would suffer from each metric proposed, mostly because using general measurements for these institutions compared with other universities is like comparing apples with broccoli.
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Job hunting? Time to scrub your Facebook page
CBS MoneyWatch
Job hunters know how important it is to have a great-looking resume and a punchy, informative cover letter. Something else you should keep smart and clean: Your social media profiles. It's common for HR departments and hiring managers to spend some time online, looking up candidates before deciding whether to proceed to the interview stage.
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Is there a shortage of STEM students and professionals?
IEEE Spectrum
There are too few STEM students and workers, according to a significant majority of technologists whom IEEE Spectrum recently polled about employment in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. More than six out of 10 said there weren't enough STEM students and professionals, although respondents tended to view the situation as more dire in their own country than in the world at large.
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