STEM Major

High school students interested in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields can generally expect to have a wide range of rewarding career possibilities available to them after college graduation. There is not any singular STEM college major. Instead, there are many potential majors that students should consider if they intend to pursue a career in one of the STEM fields.

HelloCollege offers STEM career services designed to help students evaluate possible future career options and major courses of study. When you are able to determine which STEM careers and majors best fit your goals, interests and abilities, your likelihood of finding the right college matches increases.

STEM-Related Careers to Consider

With four related but distinct areas, there is wide variety to consider when it comes to careers in STEM fields. College-bound students may want to explore and evaluate the following options:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Health and safety engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Medical scientist
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Physicist
  • Software developer
  • Statistician
  • Toxicologist
  • Transportation engineer
  • Wildlife conservationist

This STEM careers list for students represents many of the most popular choices for college graduates with STEM-related degrees, but there are many other possible careers not included on this list.

Common STEM Field Majors

Selecting the right college major can improve your chances of obtaining a job in a STEM-related field. However, with so many majors from which to choose, it can be difficult to know which option to pursue. The following list of STEM college majors represents just some of the majors offered at the thousands of colleges and universities across the U.S.:
  • Aeronautics
  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Marine Science

Make Informed Decisions with STEM Career Services from HelloCollege

Exploring your options is easier with HelloCollege. We offer individualized STEM career services to help students understand their choices. Our college major exploration services will help you evaluate STEM college majors, as well as majors in any other field of study. Whether you know you want to look at STEM-related careers or learn more about potential options, HelloCollege can help determine your strengths and narrow your list of colleges and universities for applications and admission. This can improve your chances of satisfaction and success. Contact HelloCollege to learn more about how we work with students and their parents, and about how we can help you make more informed, impactful decisions about your school and college major choices.
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Founder and Managing Director

Kevin Krebs

Kevin Krebs is a first-generation college student and lifelong entrepreneur; he has founded four companies and helped launch a student-athlete mentoring program at his alma mater Northwestern University. A two-sport athlete at Northwestern in football and baseball, Kevin supports higher education by empowering schools and parents with expert college admissions and guidance on paying for college while inspiring students to achieve their potential through goal-oriented mentoring programs.

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Dan Farnesi

Dan enjoys helping students make the most out of their lives, and he is able to follow this passion daily at HelloCollege. Dan began working as a consultant for HelloCollege’s parent company, Partners For Achievement, in 2013 and soon took on the role of Executive Vice President. He has helped lead the company in developing structure, efficiency, useful tools, and an ever-refined approach to college planning that has deeply impacted its families. In June 2019, Dan was named President and COO of PFA/HelloCollege.

After graduating from college and earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Dan spent the early part of his career working for a large corporation. He realized that sometimes the best way to improve your work environment is to start your own company. He built his own companies in the mortgage, home building, and restaurant/live music industries and then began a consulting practice that led him to PFA. Dan draws on life lessons from many important people who motivate him to never stop learning, never stop improving, and to continually stretch for new and more effective ways to help others. He is very excited about HelloCollege and the opportunity to serve more and more families throughout the country.

Dan’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and family. He also loves music, golf, the outdoors, and being involved in his community.

Working with students and parents has proven to be the most rewarding job of his career. Dan is grateful to be on this journey with teammates who share his passion for helping students and their families.

Student Success Director, College Counselor

Terri C. Houston

Terri Houston is a trainer, partner and mentor of students, college administrators, and business professionals around the country. “Ms. H”, as affectionately known by students she has guided and mentored, most recently served as an independent consultant designing customized inclusive leadership training for colleges and universities.

Terri shares HelloCollege’s goals of helping students and parents navigate the complicated college planning process. Terri’s unique and extensive experience working with college students and universities provides HelloCollege families with unparalleled insight into higher education. For more than 13 years, Terri served as senior director for recruitment and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she partnered with admissions, financial aid and orientation departments overseeing pre-enrollment and retention programs for high school juniors, seniors, college freshmen and their parents.

Additionally, she managed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for Portland Oregon’s largest behavioral healthcare organization and directed recruitment, student leadership and career development programs at Iowa State University, Ferris State University and Chicago’s Robert Morris University where she began her higher education career. And although a proud Chicago native, she traveled around the world through the internationally renowned Semester at Sea Program.

Terri holds a Bachelors from Loras College and a Masters from Central Michigan University. She is a certified Life Coach, Safe-zone® trainer and professionally accredited through the Central Association of College and University Business Officers. Terri’s commitment around making college accessible and achievable for students and parents is her number one goal.

Allison Dahleen

College Counselor

Allison Dahleen

Allison is a self-proclaimed “people-person” and has a variety of experiences working with students within the higher education field. She has worked as a student advocate for graduate students while also founding new digital learning programs for renowned institutions such as the University of Kentucky. Allison has her BSBA in Comprehensive Marketing from the University of West Florida where she also completed her MSA in Administration Leadership. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge about college programming, expectations required of a student, and the ins and outs of university procedures and policies.

Allison was born and raised in Chicago’s southwest suburbs and attended Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. In her free time you can find Allison traveling or coaching basketball for the Southside Shooters basketball club.

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