Featured Stories

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling 1

I can start by saying I like my job but..... is the debt I gained worth the job? The answer is NO! As a vocational rehabilitation counselor I assist clients with disabilities with becoming independent and going to work with an overall objective of being independent.

Problem is nobody told me… More

  • April 15, 2014
  • That Girl
  • Masters Degree
  • Educational Counseling
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
  • 3-5 Years
  • $30,000 - 40,000

The Classroom is a Garden 0

In the first and second grade, I wanted to be a singer, a dancer, an actress, and a model, all at the same time. I was a carefree and affectionate spirit.

My second grade teacher, Mrs. R. was a tall intimidating figure with red hair and a shrill voice who disliked my affinity for the color pink, dresses,… More

  • March 16, 2014
  • Yvette Fraga
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Political Science
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 5-10 Years
  • $50,000 - 70,000

So YOU'RE The Competition 0

I teach 6th grade. With that comes the raging hormones of the typical 11-12 year old. I have had students with crushes on me before, but this year it is just too much.

My husband delivered a lunch to me one morning and one of my students stood up and said, "So you're the competition,… More

  • January 21, 2014
  • Naomi Baldiga
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Elementary Education
  • Tri-City Christian Academy
  • 3-5 Years
  • $0 - 20,000

From Lawyer to Explorer 0

From the time I was in kindergarten, I just knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I would always tell people I was going to go to Harvard or Yale. So when I started filling out college applications, I was looking for good pre-law programs.

Now let's rewind a bit. In my junior year of high school, my… More

  • January 20, 2014
  • Danielle Bishop
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Elementary Education
  • University of Charleston (Charleston, WV)
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • 0-2 Years
  • $40,000 - 50,000

NOPE. Not ME. 0

I never wanted to be a teacher. Both of my parents were teachers, and I wanted to be different. I wanted to be special, and as a teen, being a teacher just wasn't it.

I babysat often as a teen. I would bring my "bag of fun" as the kids called it. It had picture books, puppets, crayons, paper,… More

  • January 19, 2014
  • Michele McCall
  • Masters Degree
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Community Consolidated District #46 Grayslake
  • 15-20 Years
  • $50,000 - 70,000

From Advertising Art Director to Freelance Illustrator 0

Since grade school I was “drawn” to art, and by enjoying it I drew more and improved through practice just like in music, but in art we say it’s “talent.” By high school it was a given that I would go into commercial art. I was also good at English and had worked on the… More

  • October 17, 2013
  • Mark M.
  • Associate Degrees
  • Graphics & Multimedia
  • University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Varied
  • 30+ Years
  • $20,000 - 30,000

From Cook to Chemical Engineer 0

I didn’t choose engineering; engineering chose me. By that I mean that I did well enough in math and science in high school and on the SAT and ACT exams that I got a major college scholarship—with the stipulation that I had to go into engineering. It was a no-brainer to take that offer since I couldn’t… More

  • October 11, 2013
  • Nuc
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Engineering
  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
  • 30+ Years
  • $150,000 - 250,000