October marks an important moment for us as we continue our mission to build relationships between students, schools, and businesses.
That’s because this October was the month that our 250,000th student member decided to place their trust - and their future - in STEM Premier. That number continues to grow as more and more students are discovering STEM Premier as the one place they can really showcase everything that makes them special
The importance of this milestone is apparent to anyone who has studied the rise of online networking platforms. The value of these platforms is subject to a phenomenon known the Network Effect, whereby a technology increases in value with every additional user. The more individuals who share a platform increase the amount of potential connections which can result.
For STEM Premier, this means that schools and employers are quickly gaining access to larger and larger numbers of young people all over the country who will be future students and employees of theirs. Our excitement is compounded by the fact that our 250,000 student members come from all 50 U.S. states and represent a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, skills, talents, and expertise.
At the end of the day, 250,000 isn’t what we care about. It’s just a number. Rather, we care about what that number represents.
It represents a quarter-million unique stories.
It represents a quarter-million powerful ambitions.
But most importantly, it represents a quarter-million bright futures.