The STEM requirements of "non-STEM" jobs: evidence from UK online vacancy postings and implications for Skills & Knowledge Shortages
Date: Thursday 23rd March, 16:15 - 17:45
Speaker: Inna Grinis, PhD candidate in the Department of Economics, LSE
Do employers in “non-STEM” occupations (e.g. Graphic Designers, Economists) seek to hire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates with a higher probability than non-STEM ones for knowledge and skills that they have acquired through their STEM education (e.g. “Microsoft C#”, “Systems Engineering”) and not simply for their problem solving and analytical abilities? This is an important question in the UK where less than half of STEM graduates work in STEM occupations and where this apparent leakage from the “STEM pipeline” is often considered as a wastage of resources. .