Get closer. STEM Parent begins a journey shared between you and your high school or college-aged son or daughter as you guide them through some of the most important milestone decisions that will shape the next 30 years of their lives.

STEM Parent is a personal career management platform that helps parents develop a pathway for their son or daughter to the most in-demand careers in STEM. Along your journey together you’ll discover things you didn’t know about your daughter’s or son’s passions, principles and personality traits. And you’ll give them a valuable tool to explore in-demand STEM careers like sustainability, cybersecurity, data science and more with mentors from iconic companies including Tesla, Lockheed Martin, Cisco and others. Help them find their passion.

 

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HOW IT WORKS

Helping You Excel at Guiding Your Student



STEM Parent consists of an interactive web application for students called MyCareerJourney and a connected mobile app for parents called STEM Parent.

Using the MyCareerJourney app, your high school or college-aged student is immersed in a multi-year interactive experience exploring and test-driving some of the most in-demand careers in STEM. The connected STEM Parent mobile app for parents keeps families notified of their son or daughter’s progress and favorites.

The connected MyCareerJourney and STEM Parent technologies help families excel at guiding their student through six of the most important milestone decisions of the high school and college period that will affect their student’s life for the next 30 years: Understanding their passion, test-driving future careers, selecting an industry mentor, building skills not taught in school, selecting a college major, landing the right internships.

Your student will discover the brands they feel most passionate about working for, what they value most in a career, their mastery of soft skills so important to employers, and career personality traits that help match passions to careers. You’ll experience a shared insight comparing your views of how you think your student would respond in these areas against your student’s own actual inputs.

HOW WE DELIVER

We Deliver To You and Your Student


You activate your student’s journey. The connected STEM Parent app (for you) is free.

Activate a journey for your student. You’ll get a Student Linking Code and a link to download the STEM Parent mobile app. Enter your Student Linking Code into STEM Parent when you register the app. You’ll set up a profile of your views of your student within STEM Parent. Then you will link to your student, and your student will be automatically sent an email with access to their Journey on the MyCareerJourney student app. Their journey will begin. You’ll be notified when your student has inputs ready for comparisons with your views, when they test drive new STEM careers, and when they choose their industry mentor. STEM Parent will alert you at all the critical milestones of your student’s journey.

INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP

A new STEM Mentor Each Month – Test Drive Their Careers


Give your student the gift of mentorship. Each month your son or daughter will be introduced to a new LifeJourney mentor and test drive their careers. Leading global companies nominate one or more of their people to become LifeJourney mentors. The mentor’s career journey is an interactive web experience called a LifeJourney enabling the student to experience the soft skills and hard skills needed to pursue that career. Students can change mentors and understand how to connect their passion to their future.


Industry Leading Mentors

WHY STEM PARENT?

THE RESEARCH IS IN


83% of students find people working in professional fields to be the most helpful source of advice for college major selection but only 20% get advice from these professionals. It's time to update the advising process and look for more ways to give students opportunities to 'try on' jobs.

Major Influence: Where Students Get Valued Advice on What to Study in College
Gallup and Strada Education Network

Two-thirds of twenty-somethings struggle to launch after college. One-third (the “sprinters”) launch successfully. Internships are the difference. 80 percent of sprinters interned at least once in college. 75 percent of the others did not.

There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Jeff Selingo

Students of parents who were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of STEM scored 12 percentage points higher on the math and science ACT and were likely to be more interested in pursuing STEM careers.

Utility-value intervention with parents increases students’ STEM preparation and career pursuit
Christopher S. Rozek et al, Jan. 17, 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Parents are the most influential figures in students’ decision to pursue STEM.

STEM Perceptions: Student & Parent Study - Parents and Students Weigh in on How to Inspire the Next Generation of Doctors, Scientists, Software Developers and Engineers
Harris Interactive, Commissioned by Microsoft

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


Understanding in high school what decisions I needed to make to be successful was the most important thing I did.
Tim North Graduating College Senior Class of 2017
Starting my son’s journey and giving him a mentor was one of the most important investments I’ve made in his future.
Donna Moore Parent of College Sophomore
Personal Career Management and student Journeys are now just as critical as our kids’ college education.
Phil Santorelli Parent of High School Junior

FAQ


Can I enroll more than one student in a Journey?

STEM Parent is limited to one student to allow access to many families. Families may add additional students after the 1st year.
Can I buy just one year of my student’s Journey, or the entire Journey?

Both options are available. You will receive a 50% discount if your daughter or son’s Active Journey Timeframe is three years or greater and you activate their entire Journey.
What does Active Journey Timeframe mean?

Active Journey Timeframe is the estimated number of years from now until your student enters the workforce and the timeframe when your student should be on their Journey. Your student should find their passion in a future career as soon as possible before entering the workforce in order to be successful, happy and self-actualized. Your window of time to guide them as a parent is limited to your student’s Active Journey Timeframe.
How does STEM Parent increase my student’s chances of future career success?

STEM Parent helps you guide your student through six of the most important milestones decisions that affect their life for the next 30 years
  • understanding their passion
  • selecting a mentor
  • building skills not taught in school
  • selecting a college major
  • exploring future careers
  • applying for internships.
Your son or daughter will test-drive in-demand STEM careers with leading professionals from the nation’s most iconic STEM companies who serve as our LifeJourney mentors. They’ll discover exciting careers they otherwise would not know exist. They’ll choose an industry mentor who works in a career they feel passionate about. STEM Parent will identify internships that match the skills of their industry mentor. They will choose a college major that is tied to the skills of their mentor. STEM Parent will help them review the skills employers are hiring for in their mentor’s profession.
How is STEM Parent delivered to parent and student? What do we get?

STEM Parent consists of a student Journey delivered to your student via MyCareerJourney, a subscription-based web app for your student, and the STEM Parent mobile app for you. The two are connected so that you are notified as your student progresses through the key milestones of the Journey. Your student’s Journey takes them through the six major milestone decisions that will affect their life for the next 30 years.

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What are the steps I follow to start my student’s Journey?

  1. Activate your son or daughter’s Journey. You will get a Student Linking Code that entitles you to a Journey subscription. You also get a link to download the free STEM Parent app for you.
  2. Enter your Student Linking Code when you register the STEM Parent app and complete the initial setup giving inputs on your student.
  3. Follow the steps to link with your son or daughter using STEM Parent.
  4. Your student’s Journey begins after linking is complete. LifeJourney will automatically email your son or daughter with a link to login to the MyCareerJourney student web application. You will be notified about the key milestones of their Journey via STEM Parent.

ABOUT LIFEJOURNEY


The world’s leading organizations use LifeJourney to mentor students at Internet scale, develop the next-generation STEM workforce, identify talent for internships and jobs and drive college admissions.

The LifeJourney platform is a Personal Career Management technology that enables students to test drive STEM careers. Students embark on their journey to explore, understand and experience their future, led by the nation’s STEM leaders.

Our global programs include the NSA Day of Cyber, the Australia Day of STEM, the Optus Cybersecurity Experience.

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