As a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Alaska’s capital city, Anchorage, I have seen the changing landscape of Alaska.
The state is now home to two national laboratories and more than 300 graduate students.
The region has been at the center of a decades-long effort to build new schools and colleges.
Yet the challenges that students are facing today are more profound than ever.
Alaskans face high unemployment, an uncertain future, and a severe lack of resources to support their education.
Today, I speak to students, alumni, and faculty members from around the state to explain the current state of Alaska’s high-tech industry and how students can leverage their unique skills and connections to find work in the state’s technology sector.
This article is part of Newsweek’s “America’s Next 100 Jobs” series.