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  • Catching up with Recent Grads

    Unless you are a trust fund recipient or snag a winning lottery ticket, some kind of money making routine after high school is inevitable. We caught up with a few graduates to see where the real world has taken them. Some are currently working in fields they didn’t imagine they’d be entering, while others have stuck to their path of choice. Check out their unique stories.
    By: Nicole Pajer
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Fair Season

    Fair Season

    Getting the most out of the college fair coming to town this year will take some planning, but thinking ahead can be well worth it.

    By: Megan Lynch
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Finding Your Career Fit

    Finding Your Career Fit

    So here you are well into high school and you have no idea what the heck you want to do for the rest of your life. Major problems, right? Don’t panic yet.

    By: Brian Dorrington
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Outside the Box Carers: Animal Trainers

    Outside the Box Carers: Animal Trainers

    Joel Norton loved animals and knew he wanted to work with them. But he wasn’t exactly sure how to go about making a living out of doing it.

    “It wasn’t until I was in an animal training school and worked with a rat and a hawk, (not at the same time of course), that I knew I wanted to be a trainer,” he said.

    If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your passion for animals into a career, animal training might be the right fit for you.

    By: Nicole Pajer
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Turning up the Heat

    Turning up the Heat

    Serve your community with a career in firefighting.

    By: Dennis Owen Frohlich
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Avoiding the Safe Route

    Avoiding the Safe Route

    I am a firm believer in learning from my mistakes.

    Running barefoot on freshly mopped tile, not a good idea; lesson learned. Biting into something straight out of the oven, not a good idea; lesson learned. Trying to get anywhere in rush hour traffic in Miami, not a good idea; lesson learned.

    Attending my local community college because all of my friends were going there and it is perceived as the normal thing to do, not a good idea; lesson learned.

    In high school, one of the main issues I dealt with was being in some of the same classes and having the same lunch schedule as the majority of my friends. For four years my social circle had a huge impact on all of the choices I made in regards to what classes I took and when I took them.

    By: Jessica Frazier
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • ¿En Donde Encajo?

    ¿En Donde Encajo?

    Yo quería seguir una carrera en Ingles. Mientras la universidad se acercaba, esta decisión era una de las pocas cosas de las que yo estaba seguro. Mis padres nunca habían asistido a la Universidad, así que ellos no me podían decir que podía yo esperar de la vida universitaria.

    Yo no sabía cómo iban a ser las clases, si iba a tener la capacidad de manejar la cantidad de trabajo que esto significaba, si iba a poder tener un trabajo de medio tiempo, o si iba a poder hacer nuevas amistades. Lo único que me hacía sentir bien era que sabía que quería estudiar Ingles, porque escribir era lo mejor que yo sabía hacer.

    Dos años después, me di cuenta de que ya no estaba seguro de nada.

    By: Bertel King, Jr.
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Finding a Second Home

    Finding a Second Home

    When I was a senior in high school, I simply wanted to go to college after high school graduation. I didn’t realize that my personal choice of going to the University of Dayton would impact my whole family.

    UD is tremendously far from home in Virginia Beach. My dad knew that I had to leave the nest someday. My brothers wanted me to stay home. My mother had the hardest time, dealing with the fact that her third son was growing up so darn fast. I knew that I had to grow up and to start experiencing what the real world would be like.

    By: Jeremy Vinluan
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Finding My Fit

    Finding My Fit

    Every choice that I have made in my life has led me to where I am today. I am a 22-year old wife and mother of one and one on the way. I am a soldier in the U.S. Army.

    By: Brittany Wells
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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  • Finding the Right Fit for You - Mike Quach

    Finding the Right Fit for You - Mike Quach

    Selecting the right post-secondary path for you is a stressful and time-consuming undertaking. Some may be inclined to throw in the towel and let a teacher or counselor or parent make most of the decisions for them.

    I know the feeling.

    It was less than a year ago that I was in the full swing of making the decision that would likely dictate the course of my future. Although one might feel as though he or she doesn’t need to deal with the stresses of applications, visits to colleges, exploring career opportunities and all sorts of other investigative ploys, I would still certainly encourage them.

    By: Mike Quach
    Posted: September 15, 2013
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