About Dorothy Crouch

Dorothy Crouch is a California-based writer who has covered many topics, such as financial technology, luxury lifestyle, travel and the pet-goods industry. Born and raised in New York City, she pursued her undergraduate degree at Hunter College and an M.S., Publishing degree through Pace University. Combining her love of learning and curiosity of the world, Dorothy studied abroad at Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity College, igniting a passion for travel. Dorothy’s thirst for knowledge and love of learning has led her to travel the world and pursue higher learning, including scuba certification. A lifelong animal lover, Dorothy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their fish and two lovable, spoiled dogs.

5 Top STEM Manufacturing Careers

Don't be fooled — manufacturing careers are in high demand and companies need highly skilled candidates to work in modern facilities with incredible technology! There might be rumors circulating about manufacturing careers as products of a bygone era. As automation in factories continues to grow, it might seem that manufacturing leaves little room for humans....

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How to Break it to Your Parents that College Isn’t Right for You

Though college is the right training for many careers, it's not right for every career and every student. If you know college isn't right for you, how do you tell your parents? Sometimes it seems like the world just expects you to go to college after high school, but as graduation approaches, you may have...

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5 Important STEM Careers that Require an Associate Degree

Exciting, in-demand jobs don't always require a bachelor's degree. Discover your passion through STEM careers that require an associate degree! Pursuing a STEM career doesn't mean that students must also pursue a bachelor's degree, or master's studies. Many jobs exist for students who are interested in STEM work, but would rather dedicate time to a...

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Uncovering Hidden Women of Color in STEM

While stories of hidden women of color in STEM are beginning to come to light, both women and people of color are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While "Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly remains in the number...

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By |February 28th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Things to Do with a Drone (and 5 Things to NOT Do)

Received the hottest holiday gift? Learn about responsible and fun things to do with a drone - and some things to avoid! Drones—also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—have evolved beyond military operations into civilian and business tools. These hot items have inspired students to explore the world via air without leaving the ground. While...

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By |January 4th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

Could a Gap Year Be Right for You?

The value of taking a gap year after graduation — long a tradition in other countries — is now gaining popularity in the United States. The concept of taking a gap year – or one-year break from school following high-school graduation – has long been popular in many countries around the world, except the United States....

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By |October 26th, 2016|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Important Changes to the FAFSA

Starting in October 2016, the government’s approach to the FAFSA will change—be in the know before applying. Students who wish to attend a college or career programs through eligible schools with the assistance of federal student aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered...

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By |October 11th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Busting 5 Myths about STEM Majors

It turns out that people have a lot of misconceptions about STEM majors. Look past the stereotypes to see if a STEM major is right for you. Traditionally, STEM majors seemed to attract a certain person or demand stringent requirements. As the STEM world evolves to become more inclusive, the realities about STEM majors –...

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5 Famous Women in Engineering

Learn about some famous women in engineering who reached new heights for female professionals in STEM. As women in engineering are encouraged to follow their career dreams, it is important to remember the female engineers who broke through barriers, ignored critics, made some of the most innovative advancements of their time, and continue opening doors...

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By |September 20th, 2016|Is there a place for me?, STEM - Engineering|0 Comments