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What is a Web Developer?

Will Dagus Web Design
on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

What is a web developer? “A five-year-old could start coding a website.  There’s nothing holding you back.” Meet Will Dages.  He’s the manager of web development for Findaway World.  Findaway is a digital media company that created one of the largest collections of audio books and devices called Playaways that you can use to listen to them.  Findaway also creates...

A Career in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Felipe Gomez
on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

What is a career in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering like? Felipe Gómez del Campo admits he may not have been the greatest student in high school, but he’s certainly making up for it now. As an aerospace engineer and entrepreneur, he’s hoping to revolutionize the airline industry with his new jet engine fuel technology. Felipe is the founder and CEO...

What Does an Online Teacher Do?

shannon mccreary
on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Did you know you can be a teacher without working in an actual classroom? Meet Shannon McCreary.  She’s an Online Curriculum and Instruction Specialist at Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County.  She works with students who are part of the Ohio Online Learning Program. The program allows students to still be part of their local school district, while learning...

From Dorm Room to Board Room – An Entrepreneur Story

on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What’s it Like Starting Your Own Company? Chris Wentz is the CEO and Co-founder of Everykey.  Everykey is a Bluetooth device that replaces that replaces your keys and passwords.  When Everykey is close to your phone, laptop, tablet or another device that needs a passcode, it unlocks that device automatically.  Then when you walk away, Everykey re-locks your devices...

What is a Technology Strategy Consultant?

on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What does a Technology Strategy Consultant do? Carlin Jackson is a technology strategy consultant.  He founded Theo. Wyes David, a boutique technology consulting firm specializing in areas of business strategy, software engineering and architecture, corporate finance and big data analytics. Carlin has a client in the healthcare industry that helps doctors and organizations...

What is a Data Scientist?

on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What does a data scientist do? Do you love math or just love to work with numbers? Are you fascinated by data or statistics and what it can tell you? Then a career in data science might be for you! Meet Cal Al-Dhubaib.  He’s a data scientist at Digital C in Cleveland.  Cal says the U.S. expects a half-million data science jobs to open up in the next five years. A recent...

I am a LEGO Master Builder

on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What is a LEGO Master Builder? How would you like to get paid to play with LEGOs all day? Meet Chris Steininger. He’s one of only eight LEGO Master Builders in the world! He works for the LEGO company based in Enfield, Connecticut.  Recently, Chris visited Cleveland, Ohio as part of the LEGO KidsFest Tour. Chris and the other LEGO Master Builders actually build all those...

What Does a Social Media Manager Do?

on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What is a Social Media Manager? Did you know you can get a job in social media?  You can actually get paid to be on social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all day. “I’m not going to lie, it’s great to get paid for something I was doing as a hobby.” Monina Wagner is the Community Manager for Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading global content...

I am the Assistant Communications Manager for the Cleveland Indians

on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

  How to get a job working for a major league baseball team You don’t have to be a baseball player to work for a major league baseball team.  There are hundreds of baseball jobs that aren’t on the field. Meet Joel Hammond, the Assistant Communications Manager, for the Cleveland Indians.  Joel and his team have their hands full handling many different facets of the...

What Does a Software Developer Do?

on Thu, Oct 6, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

  What is a software developer? Karen Zoeller has always loved to solve puzzles.  That’s why she enjoys her job as a junior software developer for Hyland Software.  What is a software developer?  Karen is a programmer- she writes code. Karen says code is just a like a bunch of puzzles you have to figure out.  When she finds a bug, she loves to solve the mystery,...

I cook for professional athletes.

on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

  What is a Culinary Nutrition Specialist? You don’t have to be a baseball player to work for a major league baseball team.  There are hundreds of baseball jobs that aren’t on the field. Meet Miguel Solis, the Culinary Nutrition Specialist for the Cleveland Indians.  He works inside Progressive Field in the clubhouse kitchen.  That’s where he cooks three meals...

What is an Ethical Hacker?

Featured Dave Kennedy
on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What does an Ethical Hacker do? Meet Dave Kennedy, founder and chief technology officer at Binary Defense Systems (BDS). BDS is a company that focuses on looking at how hackers get into corporations. Dave’s company tries to defend against hackers going into big corporations and financial systems, banks and more.  He’s an ethical hacker. Day-in-the-life of an ethical hacker On...

Engineers don’t just engineer!

Case Gordon Daily Featured Graphic
on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

  How a Computer Engineer Became an Inventor & Entrepreneur “One of the best things about being an engineer, or at least studying to be an engineer is that after you get your degree, you can go on to do almost anything,” explains Gordon. Engineering can be about more than just engineering.  Meet Gordon Daily. He is a computer engineer and the President &...

Content Marketing Career – What is a Digital Storyteller?

Featured Digital Storyteller
on Wed, Mar 9, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

  What is a Career in Content Marketing Like? Lena Kelly has a career in content marketing as a Digital Content Coordinator for BoxCast.  Basically, she’s considered a “digital storyteller.” Lena works in the marketing department and is focused on building the BoxCast brand and content strategy.  Every day she’s focused on pumping out valuable content for their...

What is a Computer Science career like?

Justin Hartman Featured Graphic
on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

    Justin Hartman is the Chief technologist & co-founder of Boxcast. Boxcast is a TV station in a box – a breakthrough technology that makes it easy to deliver live, HD video from anyone with a camera to everyone, everywhere. A graduate of Case Western Reserve, Justin has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science and 15 years of experience...