Industry Trends focus on the myriad of trends building up in various industries, and how they impact companies, careers and workplace environment.

Key Legal Industry Career Trends

Key Legal Industry Career Trends

The end of law is not to abstain or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” -John Locke

Law represents the principles and regulations established in a community by an authority, applicable to its people whether in the form of legislation or policies recognised and enforced by judicial decision. Maintaining law and order in the society is a huge responsibility and leading a lawyer’s life requires inculcating a plethora of skills. This article shines light upon the key branches of law to help you fortify your career preparation.

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Exploring Career Opportunities In Supply Chain Management

It’s not the organisations that are competing, it’s the supply chains that are competing.”- Wael Safwat, Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario

On the hottest days of the year, there’s always a refreshing drink waiting for you at the nearest convenience store. Ever wondered how that specific drink made it to that specific place? From procurement to labeling, pricing, insurance, storage, transportation and eventually distribution – that drink took a long supply chain journey!

In 1982, Keith Oliver, a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy), introduced the term “Supply Chain Management” into the public domain in an interview for the Financial Times. The term gained currency when a number of books and articles were released in the public domain. A robust end to end supply chain is integral to the success of any organisation. It involves optimising operations to maximise speed (since customers value fast service) and at the same time maximising efficiency to prevent costs from shooting up. (more…)

Valuable Future Prospects Of A Social Science Degree

Valuable Future Prospects Of A Social Science Degree

“The social sciences have a critical contribution to make, in helping us understand, imagine, and craft a more sustainable future for all.”- UNESCO

Much has been discussed about the increasing need of Social Science and philanthropic projects in recent times, but the question is how, and more importantly, where does one start? The Social Sciences are not limited to behavioural science, society and culture, it encompasses a bigger, more comprehensive and multidisciplinary view of social impact on the world.
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Mobile Apps Spearheading The Revolution In Job Search And Career Management

Mobile technology has seamlessly entered mostly every facet of business and revolutionized the industries of transport, healthcare, education, e-commerce, to name a few. The ubiquity of mobile technology is one reason for its massive impact on the entire job search process. The advancement of mobile technology has enhanced the user experience for both the applicants and recruiters alike. Not surprisingly, mobile job searching has surged, with 43% of job seekers using mobile devices to find lucrative career opportunities as per a Pew Internet Study.

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Selling Yourself With A STEM Degree

The future of the economy is in STEM. That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” -James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington D.C.

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree can open up a plethora of career avenues in research and innovation. The vital problem solving and critical thinking skills developed through a STEM degree are highly prized in the Oil & Gas, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, and Medical Science industries. With rigorous training in Science, Mathematics or Statistics, STEM degree holders are naturally equipped to take up quantitative modeling and analysis to solve unique business problems. As our world becomes more technologically integrated and sophisticated, opportunities for STEM individuals are bound to grow by leaps and bounds.

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Traversing The Hospitality Career Landscape

Maya Angelou has rightly said “People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The feeling after a relaxing vacation or a good meal, isn’t always just about the product or the food. It’s about how happy or excited it made you feel. The biggest asset that the hospitality industry has, is making the guests feel comfortable by catering to their specific demands and preferences. From connected rooms that can be controlled through the guests’ smartphones or virtual reality property tours, the industry is employing cutting-edge technologies to deliver a better experience. The services extend beyond the hotel property to include all aspects of guests’ experience from travel to recreation and entertainment. These changes are creating a diverse array of job opportunities for fresh hospitality graduates.
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Exciting Trends Reshaping The Computer Science Industry

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim,” said Edsger W. Dijkstra, the Dutch systems scientist, programmer, science essayist, and early pioneer in Computing Science. The lines between science fiction and reality are blurring and it won’t be long before we can access our own virtual personal assistant like Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. The revolutionary trends redefining the limits of computing are also leading to an equally diverse and exponentially expanding career space.

Read on to explore some of the hottest trends in Computer Science:

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The Impact of AI, Automation and Machine Learning in Education

The buzz around AI, machine learning and automation has pervaded corporate boardrooms, gripping the imagination of the media, tech enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs alike. The swift proliferation of these technologies across industries is set to usher in a more productive, profitable and efficient era. Marketing, retail, investment banking, healthcare, and other fields are already participating in a rapid transformation through automation. However, the impact and acceleration of Industry 4.0 in education is not as clear as in other industries. Industry 4.0 aims to create ‘smart factories’ in which cyber-systems combined with the internet, cloud computing and machine learning algorithms make decentralized decisions with minimal human input.

The education giant, Pearson, took note of the sluggish pace of AI progress in education in its 2015 report, Intelligence Unleashed: An argument for AI in Education. “Despite nearly three decades of work, AIEd [AI in education] is in many ways still a cottage industry, and the benefits and enormous potential of the field remain mostly unrealized. Sadly, many of the best ideas in AIEd currently make it no further than the lab or perhaps a lecture hall,” the report states. (more…)