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Career Ideas: Clothing Store Manager

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29 August 2014

Are you always putting together outfits that your friends think are awesome?  Are you the go-to gal in your house for advice on "what shirt goes with these pants?" Are you the first in line to try out the newest fad?  If so, being a clothing store manager might be the right job for you.

What education is required to do your job?

The awesome thing about working your way up in a company is that experience can be substituted for education and vise versa. If you decide to take the college route, then a degree in visual merchandising or business management would be your best options. I once had a college intern who was offered a management position as soon as she finished her degree.

How did you get the job?

I started out as a part-time sales associate and was promoted to two different assitant manager positions before becoming store manager. It was beneficial for me to understand through first-hand experience what each of my employees felt in their positions. Learning the pros and cons of each level helped to make me a better boss.

Career Ideas: Environmental Engineering Consultant

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14 August 2014

woman in hard hatNext in our career series is an environmental engineering consultant. What's that, you ask?  Well read on and find out!

What education is required to do your job?

B.S. in chemical engineering; you can also get a B.S. in civil engineering with a focus in environmental engineering but it usually requires a M.S. too (master's degree)

Career Ideas: Forensic Scientist?

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07 August 2014

jobThe Samie Ladies remember being asked at your age, "So what are you going to be when you grow up?"  Such a hard question.  So we thought we'd share with you our careers to get you thinking about that topic.  Kicking off this series is Lisa Godfrees who was a DNA analyst.

What's your career?

I worked at a crime lab for over ten years as a DNA Analyst. Most would call me a forensic scientist.

What education is required to do your job?

A bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) or higher degree in biology, chemistry, forensic science or a related area. Our college coursework had to cover classes in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and statistics.

How did you get the job?