As a parent of four (count ‘em! 4) kids, three of whom are in High School or College, I think it’s great when someone provides easy-to-use resources for young adults to help them figure out what they want to do with their working lives in the near future. So I’m thrilled to see this really well-done “S2B Career Streams” site go live.
That’s “Student-to-Business”. The idea is to address the fact that students have a lot of questions about what sorts of jobs are available in the Computer Sciences. So we want to make it easy for them to find out more about what kinds of jobs are out there.
Here’s a portion of the blurb I received in e-mail about it:
It’s hard for students to understand the wide variety of careers in the technology industry and even harder to know that their choices are connected to jobs when they graduate. Developer, technical sales, business analyst, Web designer… Students are asking: What do people in these careers do? What skills are needed to get started? How do you get experience? Are there jobs if you have the skills? At the same time Microsoft’s partners and customers are asking: “Why can’t we find the employees we want with the skills we need?”
To address these gaps, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Microsoft S2B Career Streams. Career Streams will introduce students to a variety of technical careers that are in demand today and tomorrow in the Microsoft community. It will help them get the skills they need to get started in a technical career and offer them opportunities to gain that vital first work experience.
Check out the site, and forward the link to your kids if you think they’ll find it useful. Or simply use it to find out more about the “other jobs” that are out there.
(…and as an added bit of fun.. click on all of the displayed video links one right after the other, and listen to the mayhem. It’s hilarious!)