Hailey BotnenHailey Botnen

Grade: 12

School: Skyview

What do you want to do after high school?

I want to get my master’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry.

Who or what helped you make that plan?

I’ve been in the SMT program during all four years of high school, and I’ve fallen in love with chemistry, physics and math classes. I knew I wanted to do something surrounding those topics, so I talked with my parents and family friends who helped me find this career option.

What advice would you give to a friend or classmate who is trying to decide what they want to do after they graduate?

Find things you genuinely enjoy doing, and get a list of careers that revolve around those topics. Take the time to learn about what those jobs do and the environments you’ll be in, and try to find people who do the job to ask them questions.