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I Have a Wildlife Degree

on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Valerie Carter-Stone absolutely loves her job.  She is a Natural Resources Area Manager with the Cleveland Metroparks.  She manages seven reservations within the park system, which means she’s in charge of maintaining the health and diversity of that piece of land. The Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Division has many biologists and ecologists on staff who specialize...

I Am a Professional Ballet Dancer

on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Janet Dziak gets to do what she loves every day as a professional ballet dancer.  She’s the founder and artistic director of North Pointe Ballet in Cleveland, Ohio.   She’s in charge of choreographing and producing full-length ballets for her company of professional dancers. She also teaches ballet students. Day-in-the-life Janet founded North Pointe Ballet in 2016 to...

A Career in Engineering Sales

on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Matthew Davis wears many hats as a Territory Manager for the Parker Hannifin Corporation.  He’s in charge of sales, he helps develop products and he helps create new business opportunities. Matthew always liked math and science so he originally studied to be a chemical engineer.  But as he went through his college classes, he realized he didn’t want to just be a typical...

I Want to Be a Police Officer

on Thu, May 18, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

 What Does a Police Officer Do? It can be a demanding but extremely rewarding job to be a police officer.  Meet Sergeant Jeff Krepina with the Parma Heights, Ohio police department.  He’s been a police officer for over 20 years. Krepina is a sergeant with the department so while he does get to go out on patrols, his primary duties are administrative.  That means he...

A Career in Coding

on Thu, May 4, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Matt Campagna is a computer engineering student who’s hoping to revolutionize how athletes are diagnosed with concussions. Right now, it’s up to coaches and trainers to determine on the spot after an athlete takes a hit, whether he or she has suffered a concussion.  It’s very subjective.  And specialized equipment that can help them make the diagnosis quicker,  is...

How to Become a Fashion Designer

on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

How to start a career as a fashion designer Meet Valerie Mayen. She’s a Fashion Designer who started her own brand called Yellowcake. She also appeared on the hit TV show Project Runway in 2010.  She survived 9 weeks on season 8 of the popular series.  In 2016, she went back for more, appearing in Project Runway All-stars where she made it 7 rounds. Day-in-the-life of...

What Does a Police Detective Do?

on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

 What does a Police Detective do? Being a police detective isn’t quite what you see on your favorite crime TV shows, with all the high-tech crime fighting tools, beating down the doors of criminals, and chasing bad guys. But it’s still a fascinating and rewarding career helping people by solving thefts, bank robberies, homicides and taking down drug dealers. Day-in-the-life...

A Career in Business Management

on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

A career in business management You may start out down one career path, like engineering, but your career journey could take you into a whole new world.  That’s what happened to Adam Synder.  He’s the president of Incept, a marketing firm in Canton, Ohio. Even though Adam has a mechanical engineering background, the skills he learned and developed as an engineer...

What’s an Engineer Really Like?

on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

What’s an engineer really like? Xyla Foxlin may only be 20 years old, but she’s already started her own company.  She also just launched a new YouTube channel, Beauty and The Bolt, to show how cool, fun and easy engineering can be and hopefully change perceptions about what engineers are really like. Xyla is a mechanical engineering student at Case Western Reserve...

A Career in Musicology

on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 | By Amanda Subler

Ever heard of musicology?  Love music or love to play an instrument or sing, but don’t want to be an entertainer?  There are still plenty of career paths out there, like a career in musicology. Meet Mandy Smith, the Education Programs Manager at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  Mandy is in charge of all the Pre-K through 12th-grade music...

What is a Web Developer?

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

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?

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...