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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?

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!

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?

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?

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...

What does a Structural Engineer do?

on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 | By Amanda Subler

What is a Structural Engineer? If you like to build things and love to solve problems then a career as a structural engineer might be for you. Meet Mathias Ellegiers. His friend had serious back problems from sitting at a computer desk and standing desks were pretty expensive.  So what did Mathias do? He set out to create a standing desk for her since he’s a structural...

I work in one of the fastest growing careers – caregiving!

on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 | By Amanda Subler

An often overlooked career is on its way to becoming the largest in the U.S.- caregiving. In the next 5 years it will replace retail with the most employees. 1.3 million new caregivers will be needed by 2022 to meet this growing demand. Lori Leigh is a longtime caregiver and Client Care Coordinator at Home Instead Senior Care in Minneapolis. She can tells us about why this...

I am an Entrepreneur & CEO at Renters Warehouse

on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 | By Amanda Subler

Renters Warehouse is an industry leader in property management, and as CEO, Kevin is dedicated to continually improving the company’s service offering and creating the best client experience in the industry. After spending years of his career as a corporate pilot, Kevin switched careers in 2009 to join Renters Warehouse. He’s been investing in real estate since...

Save a child’s life. Become a Brain Surgeon!

on Tue, Dec 8, 2015 | By Amanda Subler

What does a neurosurgeon do?  Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Tomei is board eligible in neurosurgery. Her special interests include congenital spinal disorders and spina bifida, craniosynostosis,...

I am an Inventor

on Wed, Dec 2, 2015 | By Amanda Subler

  Mike Lindell is an inventor and product developer who has found great success in his career, but not without years of trial and error and many no’s. Mike is the inventor of MyPillow which in its 10th year is anticipating to bring in $100 million this year. Mike invented the patented fill for MyPillow in his garage and learned to sew so that he could make his company...

I am a Dentist

on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 | By Amanda Subler

He’s a superhero in the dentistry world! From helping people to fighting gingivitis and managing multiple companies, Dr. Bryan Laskin is busier than the tooth fairy! He tells us about the relationship between dentistry and entrepreneurship, how he got started and the best advice he has for young people considering this career. The entrepreneur side: As a dentist, Dr. Laskin...