Des Sinkevich has been with Penn Foster since 2015, helping students learn more about potential career paths and how to succeed in online school. Through hundreds of blogs, from articles about study tips to information on how to prepare for in-demand jobs, she's dedicated to giving our students the tools they need to reach their goals. Des holds a B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh which has helped her create the content you're reading today and, when she's not writing, she's reading!
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All Blogs by Des Sinkevich
What to Do If You Fail a Penn Foster Exam
You’ve studied and prepared for your test as much as possible and you know the material like the back of your hand. But when you finish the exam, you realize you’ve actually failed. You’re shocked and disappointed. You worked so hard, and for what? Before beating yourself up for failing or stressing about whether or not you’re cut out for school, here’s a few things you should know about failure and what you can do about it.
Nov 21, 2023
8 min read
How to Become a CNC Operator
With new advancements in machine technology and various job opportunities across industries like aeronautics and construction, CNC operators are able to find jobs in diverse fields. Learn more about the job, how to become one, and what CNC machinists earn.
Nov 13, 2023
3 min read
How to Decide if a Diploma or a GED is Right for You
Not sure whether a GED or a high school diploma is right for you? Here’s what you need to know about each to make the decision that best fits your goals.
Nov 06, 2023
13 min read
Guide to Becoming a Medical Transcriptionist: Salary, FAQs, and Requirements
Not sure if medical transcription is the right career for you? In this blog, you’ll learn more about what a medical transcriptionist does, the average salary for medical transcriptionists, and how to become one!
Oct 13, 2023
8 min read
4 Roles and Responsibilities of an Early Childhood Education Teacher
Versatility is the hallmark of an early childhood educator. While working with children is challenging, it also offers regular rewards! Here are just a few of the many roles you'll take on as an ECE teacher.
Sep 20, 2023
5 min read
How to Stay Motivated and Graduate High School Online
Not sure how to stay motivated in your online high school classes? We’re here to help! Check out these tips and tricks to stay motivated and reach your goals!
Sep 13, 2023
3 min read
How to Become Certified as a Vet Tech (State by State)
If you’re interested in becoming a veterinary technician, you’ll most likely need to gain a credential. That means becoming certified, licensed, or registered, depending on your state. Learn more about getting credentialed as a vet tech and check out your state requirements below.
Jul 26, 2023
22 min read
Technology Requirements for Online School
If you’re thinking about going back to school online, one of the biggest questions you have is probably what kind of tech you need to take your classes. Here’s what you need to know about the technology requirements for online programs with Penn Foster.
Jul 07, 2023
8 min read
Mejora Tu Inglés en Línea Mientras Obtienes Tu Diploma de Diploma de Escuela Secundaria
Tener el título de bachillerato puede suponer una gran diferencia en tu vida y en tus oportunidades laborales. Pero si el inglés no es tu lengua materna, puede que te haya resultado difícil asistir a un bachillerato público normal y nunca hayas tenido la oportunidad de terminar el bachillerato. Intentar aprender asignaturas en un idioma con el que no te sientes cómodo no es fácil, ¡pero no tienes por qué renunciar a conseguir un título de bachillerato! A través de la escuela en línea, puedes dar los primeros pasos para mejorar tus conocimientos de inglés mientras terminas tus clases de bachillerato. Te explicamos cómo.
Jun 22, 2023
3 min read
What the Demand for Vet Techs Can Mean for Your Career
Veterinary Technicians play an important role in the well-being of pets and are essential members of a vet healthcare team. Learn more about the growing demand for credentialed vet techs and how that could impact your career!
Jun 08, 2023
7 min read