About Courtney Runn

Courtney is a senior at the University of Texas where she studies journalism and Italian. An Austin native, she loves living in the capital of Texas but also has a soft spot for Italia where she spent middle school and high school. A few of her favorite things include chai tea lattes, spending time with her golden retriever puppy, and good food shared with even better friends.

Job Spotlight: Fashion Designer

STEM and fashion are not mutually exclusive. If you love STEM and have a flair for fashion, check out everything you need to know to become a fashion designer! Chances are good that if you tell your parents you want to be a fashion designer, they'll tell you it's not a real job. The truth...

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10 College Terms to Know

From FAFSA to registrar, check out all the college terms you need to know before going on your next tour or filling out another application! Not only do college applications take a lot of time and effort, but they also can be full of unfamiliar terms. Use this college terms guide to help you navigate...

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By |November 8th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Scientist versus Engineer: What’s the difference?

Do you know the difference of a scientist vs. engineer? Find out!

By |October 24th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Engineering, STEM - Science|2 Comments

Job Spotlight: Social Media Editor

Social media is your life, but have you ever considered it as a career option? Combine your love of social media with your STEM skills to become a social media editor. Social media seems to plays a role in every aspect of our lives - and now it can be your career, too. A social media editor...

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5 Female Mathematicians to Know

Do you love crunching numbers and solving problems? Check out these female mathematicians who paved the way for your own math discoveries! 1. Danica McKellar Danica McKellar is totally legit. Not only has she been in multiple movies and starred in the television series The Wonder Years, but McKellar is also an accomplished female mathematician....

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Do Colleges Really Want Well-Rounded Students?

While colleges might seek to make you a well-rounded person once you're on campus, they aren't necessarily looking for a membership to every high school club and sport on your resume. What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? While every college differs some on their ideal student, most colleges now want to see passion,...

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By |September 30th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Autumnal Equinox – Fun Facts about the First Day of Fall

Fall officially arrives September 22nd, the day of the autumnal equinox. If you're not totally sure what the equinox is, check out these facts! Pumpkin spice lattes are back, football is on TV, and candy corn is out in stores. Fall must be here! In case you weren't paying attention in Earth Science class, we'll...

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By |September 21st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

An Ode to Pluto

Even though Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, it will always be an OG in our hearts. Check out these fun facts about our favorite dwarf planet - Pluto! Clyde Tombaugh first discovered Pluto in 1930. Tombaugh grew up in a farming family in Kansas and educated himself since he couldn't afford college. The...

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By |September 7th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication: Commonly Misused Words

If you think you can sleep through your English class, think again. Communication is key for all fields, including STEM. Check out these commonly misused words! We all have at least one of those friends - the person who is incredibly smart, yet sounds uneducated when speaking. Language doesn't always have to be formal, but...

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