You have a vision for your career — we'll show you what you need to achieve your goals on your terms. Whether you're entering a new field or climbing to the top of your current one, we've designed career guides and advice about education and the workforce to help you tackle your next steps.
We rely on data and expert guidance to inform our articles, rankings, and other resources. Take top career and training experts and real seasoned professionals' advice to ensure you're equipped to make major decisions about your career in today's rapidly changing job landscape.
What is Become?
The average price of tuition for a four-year college degree more than doubled in the past twenty years, according to data from the National Center of Education Statistics. For most graduates, student loan debt looms large.
At the same time, there are more ways than ever to avoid debt while pursuing a flourishing career path that doesn't require a bachelor's degree at all, such as:
- Earning money while you learn a trade through a paid apprenticeship.
- Beginning job training in high school through career and technical education programs.
- Or pursuing shorter credentialing options at any point in your career.
At Become, we create articles and resources to help you spend less time preparing for a job and more time growing in your career.
- Our career guides span fields including healthcare, manufacturing, business, tech, and more. They explain the steps you need to take to break into a field — and how to achieve more once you get there.
- Our salary guides help you judge for yourself if a career choice is worth the cost of education.
- Our other resources and advice serve up the latest trends and most relevant data about career-focused education and alternative pathways to achieving success in your career.
Whatever your questions about training, pay, or education, we have answers. The process starts here:
Meet Our Team
Cameren Boatner, Editor
Cameren Boatner is the education and career content editor at Become with Lantern. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism. Cameren's work has appeared in the Student Press Law Center, South Florida Gay News, Debt.com, MSN Money, and other publications.
Grant Bradley, Publisher
Grant Bradley is responsible for taking the great career-building content his teammates assemble from detailed blueprint to live web page on your computer screen. After earning degrees in English and publishing from Whitman College and Emerson College, he's eager to apply his love of letters to creating beautiful, intuitive reading experiences for everyone who visits.
Maria A. Carballo, Marketing Lead
Maria A. Carballo is the business lead of Become with Lantern and Grad School Hub. She has 9+ years of marketing experience, started her career in consumer goods, and pivoted to leading strategy for digital brands such as Reviews.com, Interest.com, and The Simple Dollar. She graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in management and marketing.
Daniela Feliciano, Associate
Daniela Feliciano is an analyst for Become with Lantern. She started her career consulting in cultural and civic organizations. Today, she analyzes web data for education and careers sites, including Become and BestColleges, among others. She holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University, where she studied political science, Latin American studies, and gender studies.
Veronica Soto, Marketing Senior Associate
Veronica Soto is a senior associate of Become with Lantern. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Industrial Engineering. She started her career in manufacturing and pivoted to digital marketing in order to help provide people with the information they need to make decisions to improve their career paths.
Kat Wallner, Head of Marketing
Kat Wallner leads marketing for Become with Lantern. She has led product and marketing for digital brands such as Reviews.com, The Simple Dollar, and MYMOVE. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in business journalism and Spanish. Her passion lies in connecting consumers to the right content and brands to make some of life's most important financial decisions, such as choosing your higher education.
Lyss Welding, Writer
Lyss Welding is a staff writer who covers career and education topics for Become with Lantern. Since graduating from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in linguistics, Lyss has worked in 21st century skills programs and for companies writing curriculum and training resources for students and job seekers. Her writing has also appeared on Best Value Schools and Grad School Hub.
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