Desiree Sinkevich

Des Sinkevich

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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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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.

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Improve your English while earning an Online High School Diploma

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.

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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!

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How to Choose an Online High School

If you’re considering transferring to an online high school, this blog can help you choose the right school for you. Learn more about how to transfer schools, what to look for in an online school, and more!

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Start Your Own Mobile or In-Home Pet Grooming Side Hustle or Business (Guide)

If working with animals is your dream and you want to be your own boss, becoming a dog groomer could be a great fit. In this blog, learn more about dog groomer salary, how to start a business, and more.

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Beyond Graduation: How High School Prepares You for Success

High school can teach you more than how to do math problems; you can learn skills that are useful in any job. In this blog, you’ll find out more about the skills you can gain from your high school classes and how they apply to work and life.

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5 Ways to Earn More Money as a Vet Tech

Being a vet tech is a rewarding job, but it often doesn’t pay as well as similar roles in human healthcare. Learn how you can earn more money as a vet tech in our latest blog!

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How To Become A Pet Groomer

Pet groomers offer an essential service to pet owners, keeping their furry friends well-groomed and healthy. If you’re interested in a career in the field, here’s what you should know about becoming a pet groomer.

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What Can You Do With A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can help you prepare for a variety of law enforcement roles. As a criminal justice major, your skills and knowledge can help you make a difference every day. But how do you get started and what’s the best criminal justice job for you?

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Worry Free Certification for PF Students

Fear Free Certification For PF Students

Certifications can help your resume stand out when you’re applying for jobs and being certified can show that you have skills that can be beneficial to the workplace. As a veterinary technician student, you can earn some certifications before you even graduate! One helpful certification that can make a difference on your resume and on the job is the Fear Free certification, which is available to students at no cost. Here’s what you need to know about what the certification is, what you’ll learn, how to sign up, and more!

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