About Sue Hamilton

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Sue Hamilton has created 43 blog entries.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Right for You?

There are lots of options after high school, and choosing one can feel overwhelming. Find out whether a bachelor's degree might be right for you. Is a bachelor's degree the only "good" option after high school? If you know exactly what you want to do after high school and that career requires a four-year degree,...

Read More

By |August 16th, 2017|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Is an Associate Degree Right for You?

Not knowing what to do after high school graduation keeping you up at night? Think about taking the first step into higher education by earning an associate degree. An associate degree can accomplish two goals: If you know what kind of job you want to do, an associate degree could be the right training for...

Read More

By |August 9th, 2017|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Is an Apprenticeship Right for You?

There are different kinds of apprenticeships, but any apprenticeship is a good way to learn how to do a job and get paid while you are learning! Committing to an apprenticeship means that you are willing to work a full-time job and learn while you are working. Classroom instruction is often a part of an...

Read More

Job Spotlight: Pharmacogeneticist

Exciting research is the work of a pharmacogeneticist, who maps DNA to create just the right drug for a patient based upon their genetic makeup. Scientists have learned that individuals with specific genes react differently to the same drug than other individuals with other genes. A pharmacogeneticist's research centers on determining how all of those...

Read More

By |July 31st, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Fingerprint Analyst

Human fingerprints are one-of-a-kind and very intricate. They are keys that a fingerprint analyst uses to open the door to identification of a victim or of a criminal. You don't have to be a police officer, detective, or coroner to have a career in forensics. A fingerprint analyst plays an important role in solving crimes...

Read More

5 Top STEM Toy Design Careers

Who says you have to grow up? Toy design careers create the wide selection of toys that inspire and engage children of all ages. Because there are so many kinds of toys, including video and electronic games, there are many work opportunities in this field that attract students with creative and artistic backgrounds, as well...

Read More

Taking Notes: Is it Better to Type or Handwrite?

Taking notes well helps us to be successful learners. But does it make a difference if we type those notes on a computer keyboard or write them out by hand? Both skills are important, according to Ester Cole, a child psychologist in Toronto, Canada. "Computer technology is a tool, and tools are complementary," Cole reports....

Read More

7 of the Most Amazing Things Made from Recycled Materials

Recycling used to be thought of as a way to reuse materials in basic ways and keep resources out of landfills. Today, there are some surprising things made from recycled materials! Incredible individuals and companies have found a way to take ordinary items that usually end up in the garbage and develop them into new...

Read More

By |June 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Actuary

A combination of good computer skills with math and problem-solving abilities may lead you to a lucrative career as an actuary. What does an actuary do? The majority of actuaries work for insurance companies. They help the company to create policies and decide the cost of the policies for the consumers who purchase them. They...

Read More

Job Spotlight: Digital Content Director

Want a career in music but don’t have the talent to sing or play an instrument professionally? Use your STEM skills to become a digital content director. Consumers demand content, or information, almost exclusively from digital sources and it is the job of the digital content director in the music industry to be creative in...

Read More