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The Career Center and College of Sciences present:

Career Ideas Festival

with Jayshree Seth

    • Wednesday, March 27
      10 am – Noon
  • Auditorium
    387 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul

Career Ideas Festival, with Jayshree Seth, presented by the Career Center and the College of Sciences, next to a person standing for a portrait

The Real Schtick is SHTEM: Perspectives from a 30-year career in STEM

The Career Ideas Festival, featuring 3M’s inaugural Chief Science Advocate, Dr. Jayshree Seth, is a celebration of emerging ideas in career development, our valued partnerships, and a great networking opportunity for students.

To add to the excitement, the first 100 Metro State students registered will receive Dr. Seth’s book, “The Heart of Science,” at the event!

Event Schedule:
10 a.m.—Welcome and Keynote
From doubting her role in science to advocating for diversity in STEM, Dr. Jayshree Seth's story prompts introspection about how unexpected life changes influence our life mission and personal purpose.
11a.m.—Reception and Book Signing
Connect with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employer partners to build valuable relationships. Enjoy refreshments as you expand your professional network.

Dr. Jayshree Seth, a corporate scientist at 3M with 77 patents, joined 3M in 1993 after earning a chemical engineering PhD from Clarkson University, New York. Appointed 3M’s inaugural chief science advocate in 2018, she leverages her expertise to advance science and promote diversity in STEM fields. Her accolades include the 2020 Society of Women Engineers' highest Achievement Award and the 2021 Gold Stevie Award for Female Thought Leaders. Dr. Seth’s contributions extend to authoring impactful books and supporting scholarships for underrepresented minority women in STEM through her publications' sales proceeds.
The Career Ideas Festival is a celebration of emerging ideas in career development, our cherished partnerships, and a chance for students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employer partners to meet. Co-sponsored by Metro State’s Career Center and College of Science with support of the AANAPISI grant.

Questions about this event? Contact the Career Center at 651.793.1528 or email To receive disability accommodations for this event, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 651.793.1549 or email

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