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What STEM students in the U.S. are looking for?

By Universum on 08/11/2019

November 8th is the National STEM Day in the United States and we decided to celebrate with insights.

First off, the term STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students from these fields of study have the most wanted skills in today’s market.

Fun fact: Did you know that NOV8 was chosen as the National STEM Day because of the sound of the words mimicking ‘Innovate‘? 

Universum’s talent survey in the United States gathered the answers of 25,264 STEM students from 218 universities across the country. Here is all you need to know about the preferences, views, and expectations of students who love innovation.


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About Universum:

Universum, part of the StepStone Group, is a global thought leader in Employer Branding. With over 30 years of valuable experience in the field of employer branding, we have established ourselves in 60 markets globally, and our diverse workforce is physically present in 20 countries. We are uniquely positioned through our talent surveys to deliver key insights to recruiters about what future talent is looking for in a company. Our data-led, human and meaningful output has attracted more than 1,700 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, as well as global media partners that publish our annual rankings and trend reports. Find out more at