careers

By Susan Pohorski
When friends or family come to visit, where do you like to take them? A state park? An ethnic festival? A golf course or a bike trail? Maybe Wisconsin Dells, Door County or a Brewer game? There are so many things to see and do in our state. That’s why visits to Wisconsin topped 100 million last...
By Susan Pohorski
Just how many jobs are out there for Wisconsin technical college graduates? A look at the job openings posted by Wisconsin employers on the Wisconsin TechConnect website reveals skills employers are searching for. Graduates with marketing degrees have the most number of opportunities (3,500+)...
Ashley Pieper will graduate from Nicolet College this month with a degree in Graphic Design. The road to her career achievement was long and winding with some wrong turns. Sometimes when you think you know what your dream job is, you’re wrong. “I don’t think I spent enough time talking to my high...
Yes parents--summer is coming and then your child will be a senior. Is your son or daughter ready for their last year of high school? Here is a ‘to do’ list for you and your child: _____ Double check your schedule with your counselor. Have you met all your requirements for your senior year? _____...
Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model. “Just knowing the process by high school and where to...
By Susan Pohorski
Remember the song in The Sound of Music when Sister Maria teaches the children to sing? “Start from the very beginning,” she advises. When you begin to consider your child’s future career and education, don’t start with college or university choices. Start with your child’s interests, personality...
By Susan Pohorski
Even if you don’t live on a farm or in a rural community, your children could choose agribusiness as a career. Why should they consider a career related to agriculture? This past week I attended the National Ag Day celebration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) and here is what I...
By Susan Pohorski
On behalf of all Baby Boomer parents everywhere I want to apologize to our children. I’m sorry I said you could be whatever you want to be. I’m sorry I told you a four-year degree was the only way to get a good-paying career. I’m sorry I let you borrow all that money to spend on tuition. Now you...
By Susan Pohorski
Sure there will be family gatherings, football games to watch and shopping this weekend. However, you might also have some time to consider your future and explore your career choices. Even if you have a job, do you have a career? Is it a job you love? Or are you thinking there might be something...
By Susan Pohorski
After hearing a piece on NPR about the MasterChef Junior finale last Friday evening and finding myself home alone, I decided to check out the show. I had not watched previous episodes so I was totally amazed as I watched the two finalists choose ingredients and prepare their three-course meals...

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