Career counseling & testing

Find your best

career fit

Choosing a career is one of the most

important decisions of a lifetime

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Parents

Why Your Student Needs Career Counseling

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Students

Discover Your Natural Talents

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Young Adults

Is Your Career On Track?

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High Schools

Career Planning Program

Benefits

 

 

 

 

We begin with the end goal...

The career after college graduation

Career  → Major → College

NOT

College → Major → Career

 

 

We go further... Training on career research, advanced search on LinkedIn, a scorecard, and a custom process to fit your needs 

 

Find real-world career information, watch career videos, find your industry, top employer names, the jobs, education, skills and accomplishments needed to set up for entry and advancement. 

 

 

 

19 sets of timed work samples

 

Take a gold-standard, scientific

assessment with scoring and rigor known for the highest degree of accuracy.   Your combination of ability levels makes you a great fit for certain careers.

Arrive at powerful self-awareness and informed confident decisions

Knowing "why" ensures you will keep making the necessary investments and you will push through when things get challenging in your journey.

 

 

 

Personalized reports, & custom recommendations

Reports combine all 19 scores for your unique profile.  Receive not the "one," but many best-fit career profiles matched with your natural abilities. 

 

 

Optimize your college investment,

and your career success

Find your best major and target colleges with strong programs.    

Avoid expensive changes - major, college, extra time to graduate, or not enough job skill-building courses to qualify for internships and a job in your field after graduation. 

Start sprinting toward your career.  

Reach Your Potential

 Services

The Highlands Ability Battery

The numbers say it all

19

Timed work samples based on performance, not a self-report.

 

Many best-fit careers to choose from for lifelong consideration of career options.

60+

Pages in personalized reports.

 

​100 

Based on a century of scientific research first conducted by Johnson O'Connor, Ph.D. in psychometrics, from Harvard University for General Electric Corp.  

 

50,000+

Results led to confident career decisions for tens of thousands of

Highlands Co. clients.

 

This Career Assessment will help you find out what you are good at.  People who use their natural strengths in a career perform better and are happier.  

Gain tremendous self-understanding and many best-fit careers

1.  Career Discovery

Career Evaluation Training

Use your Highlands Ability Battery results to select your top 3-6 career matches. 

Explore your career options on top career websites. 

We build up a detailed success plan just for you

  • Watch candid career videos. 

  • Gain real-world insights - the pros and cons of your career picks: industries, employers, job titles, job skills, advancement patterns, and fit for your interests and needs.

  • LinkedIn training will help you mine the gold to get the most out of this site.  Learn the questions to ask.  Set up advanced searches giving you the numbers, and details that matter.

  • Fill in a career scorecard.

  • Arrive at clarity for your best career.

This training will help you make good career plan decisions for the rest of your life  

     

Decisions Meeting

 

Discuss decisions. Narrow to your Plan A and back-up Plan B careers.   Arrive at custom decisions based on your needs. Examples:

  • High School:  College major, 

       college targets with strong

       programs, classes to take, and a

       strategy for standing out.

  • College:  Major confirmation, internships targets, classes to build job skills, and job targets after graduation.

  • Young Adults: Strategy and guidance to support an active job search.

2.  Career Guidance

Custom Support

 

If you are driving hard to get a better job ASAP, we can build a custom hourly service into your plan, search, and

timeline.  

 

  • Expert guidance and tips.  Explore your options.  Each week you have a manageable to-do list of what to do next.  We map it all out for you so you can spend time doing and finishing. 

  • Find out what needs to change to open the flow of opportunity and interviews.

  • Build your target lists and contacts.

  • Critique: Resume, LinkedIn Profile, or Cover Letter

  • Mock Interview

  • Discussions as needed

  • Accountability follow-up

Set yourself in motion on a better career track

4.  Comprehensive College Planning

Busy parents and students often need more help with college planning and application management that is offered in high schools. 

Inquire about this service for more individualized support.  

3.  Active Job Search

The best gift a parent can give their child is help finding clarity for a career, to optimize the college investment, and ultimately success and fulfillment.  

Blog Posts

Five Essential Keys to Finding a Good Job Within the Next Three Months (Even if You've Never Had One)

October 2, 2019

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Ready to make a change?

Students

  • Doubting or unsure about your college major?  

  • Early career discovery gives a tremendous advantage in college planning and standing out. 

  • Journey with an experienced career counselor.   

  • Unlock your potential in both school and work. 

International Students

  • Coming to the US for college from another country can be daunting for figuring out a career and understanding the "system" of finding internships, preparing for interviews, or a job strategy. 

Virtual or face-to-face meetings​

Interested in a Free Conversation?

Are you ready to move forward? 

 

20 min | by phone | learn more | no commitment | no sales pitch

About

Susan Thrower

The Highlands Company
Certified Consultant

Certified.  Experienced.  Supportive.

Specializing in career counseling and assessments for students and young adults age 15 to early 30s.

Why Student To Career?

  • No canned approach

  • Real-world work experience

  • Unique career evaluation process using top tools

 

 

 

  • Highlands Co. Certified Consultant

  • 20 years of advising students, global businesses, and entrepreneurs.   

  • Work experience at high schools and colleges, including Georgia Tech.

  • ​MS in Marketing

  • I'm a mother who has gone through the college planning process, so I know what you need.

  • Passionate about helping young people find their best career path. 

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Start planning your career success!  

(770) 861-0070   EST

Susan Thrower, MS

susan@studenttocareer.com

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