Patricia Pickett Expertise: Technology, Business, Career development Title: Communications Specialist at Ontario Tech University Education: Western University Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Highlights Wrote about technology, business, and careers for The Balance (formerly About.com) between 2009 and 2010Works as a communications specialist at Ontario Tech UniversityHolds a master's in journalism from Western University Experience Patricia Pickett wrote about technology, business, and careers for The Balance, formerly About.com, between 2009 and 2010. Since 2013, she's been a communications specialist at Ontario Tech University. She also has experience working as a website developer, writer, and editor. Education Patricia holds a master's in journalism from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She also has a bachelor's from Western in arts, history, and English. Patricia also completed a certificate through the International Webmaster Association for an intro course focused on hand-coding XHTML documents. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.