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  • Writer's pictureBrighter Beings

World is changing fast. So are careers.

6 out of the top 10 jobs of today didn't exist 10 years ago. Thus, you need a different approach to prepare yourself for the future professional world.

Gone are the days of rigidly defined career paths and one-size-fits-all degrees. Emerging technologies are blurring the lines between traditional disciplines, and exciting "New-Age Careers" are popping up at an unprecedented rate.

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that by 2030, up to 800 million jobs could be automated, while up to 950 million new jobs could be created in fields that barely exist today.

This dynamic landscape requires a new approach to career exploration, and that's exactly where Scholars Summit's "New-Age Careers" module comes in.

What will you learn in the "New-Age Careers" Module?

This innovative summer program takes high school students on a thrilling journey into the future of work.

Forget the doctor, lawyer, and engineer trifecta of yesteryear. "New-Age Careers" focuses on the unconventional, innovative, and rapidly growing professions that are shaping the world of tomorrow.

Let us look at examples of such different programs that cater to the demands of future workplaces:

  • Carnegie Mellon’s BS in Computational Biology: If you studied Biology and midway realized technology is as exciting, you still can leverage both. This program requires significant technical knowledge of fundamental computer science as well as a broad biological intuition and a general understanding of experimental biology.  However, most importantly, it requires students who can integrate their knowledge by making connections between the two fields.  There is significant industry demand for excellent computational biology students, in biotech, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical research.

  • Stanford University's Symbolic Systems Program: If you love Psychology as much as you love Computers, this could be an ideal program for you. Its curriculum blends computer science, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.  It deployed experiential pedagogy (Analytical thinking, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary research) to prepare students for careers in AI, natural language processing, and cognitive science.

  • Chennai Mathematical Institute’s BSC in Maths and Computers: Making a top notch career in technology does not always require engineering from IIT. This program at CMI is considered to be among the top programs in the world. It is more rigorous and deep than most other programs in India.  It is very deep in the fundamentals of Math and Stats and prepares the students for core technology research roles at top tech companies. 

  • University of Oxford’s program in Computers & Philosophy: This program takes forward fundamental research on humanity by leveraging technology. This program positions you for the future of innovation with computer science and philosophy courses. This unique combination equips you with both analytical and communication skills, vital in today's technology-driven world. 

These programs showcase the evolving landscape of higher education, catering to the demands of emerging industries and interdisciplinary research areas. They provide students with unique opportunities to gain expertise at the intersection of multiple disciplines, preparing them for diverse and impactful careers in the modern world.

Additionally, we will learn about evolving admissions processes, profile planning & standardized tests. All in all, this module shall allow you to know the diverse options for your higher education and how you can prepare for them.

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