Maritime & Rail

Welcome to the latest edition of Fast Forward! In this issue, we’re setting sail and hitting the rails to feature careers in two of the nation’s most historic industries. But don’t think maritime and rail are out of date—in fact they’re bigger, better, and more cutting-edge than ever before. And we’re here to tell you they’re loaded with exciting options for students who are looking for big opportunities…or a little adventure! Check it out!

Partial globe with glowing shipping lines.

Be Part of the Solution

When a catastrophic magnitude 7.0-earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, nations across the globe scrambled to provide needed supplies and aid to the disaster victims.

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Railroad crossing at sunset, after a train has passed.

Opportunities Abound in the Rail Industry!

If you thought working in the rail industry was all about driving trains and building tracks, think again. We caught up with Xiang Liu for an interview. Liu is an assistant professor in transportation engineering and the resident rail expert at Rutgers University.

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 A cargo ship loaded full of cargo containers sails along a mountainous coastline.

Set Sail in the Maritime Transportation Industry!

What is the maritime transportation industry and what does it have to offer future career-seekers? We spoke with Richard Stewart, a professor in the school of business at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, to learn more.

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A trainyard at sunset, just after a storm. A rainbow arcs across the sky.

Get Your MBA in Transportation

Want to go into business? According to experts, the transportation industry is a smart choice. Phillip Marx is earning his master of business administration degree at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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High-speed train rushes down a track.

This Could Be Your Ticket

Want to work in a high-paying career that offers benefits like job security, on-the-job training, and opportunities for advancement? How about one where you can choose from a range of jobs and work environments, including being around the latest technology and working outdoors?

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A U.S. Coast Guard boat sits at port.

Career Spotlight: The United States Coast Guard

Why should today’s students consider the United States Coast Guard? According to Commander Meridena Kauffman, the Coast Guard is a branch of the United States Armed Forces where young men and women can pursue their own interests and passions, while also finding opportunities to achieve success in a long-term career path.

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A massive cargo ship at sea.

Careers in the Maritime Industry

There are lots of careers to choose from in Maritime. Here are just a few to get you started.

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Ten Facts About Maritime

Check out these awesome facts and figures about the Maritime industry! How many of them do you already know?

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 A full trainyard during a thunderstorm.

Careers in the Rail Industry

There are lots of careers to choose from in Rail. Here are just a few to get you started.

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Graphical image connecting the words ‘10 Cool Facts About Rail’ to a train.

10 Cool Facts About Rail

Check out these awesome facts and figures about the Rail industry! How many of them do you already know?

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Fast Forward: Volume 3 Issue 6 – Maritime & Rail