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Most students don't get the career guidance they need in high school or college. We fill this gap.
We know two things about career success.
You have to know what you do best.
You have to find the right fit between yourself and your job.
High School Students
Preparing for College Versus a Career
High school is a time when schools, parents, and students are all focused on getting into college.
The Current Process: College → Major → Career
The Process Should Be: Career → Major → College
What gets far less attention is the end goal - the career, comparing college job placement numbers, and finding colleges with strong programs.
The process of:
College → Major → Career
often leads students to enter college with limited information, to figure it out by trying different classes.
If students had a clearer idea of their best career fit before college, they'll be more focused in college. They can optimize their class selection and stay on track with the courses to satisfy their major requirements, and taking plenty of job skill-building classes to gain work experience and internships to set up for the job after graduation.
Early Career Insight Maximizes Tuition Dollars
The Benefits of
Early Career Discovery
< Time advantage Early high school years allow more time to try career exploring activities, using summertime wisely, or investing in building their talent or "stand-out" story.
< Motivation & confidence Junior / Senior years bring motivation to push to make their best college decisions.
< Discovering talents Many students find they have a talent they were unaware of, or they had a sense of but didn't know how to describe or apply. They are thrilled and want to use these abilities to drive success.
< College sports scholarships Knowing a career field and major can help you steer to the best college match with interested coach recruiters.
< Lower cost of college Graduate on time!
< Build a custom career plan Personalized recommendations and reports.
Early Career Discovery Puts Your Child Ahead of the Game - A Smarter Approach to College Planning.
Students entering college with a confident career target can be more proactive, on track, and thinking further ahead about goals to support their career: skill-building classes, work experience, internships, and college involvement.
Those with academic overwhelm may need stronger study skills, to lighten their load, or to find support on their way. Some drop out because they don't want to continue to waste money if they can't figure out a career.
Students facing the decision wall of declaring a major who are still unsure about their choice.
Students who changed their major several times.
Students who start talking about changing colleges.
Students weighted with stress or new mental health challenges.
Students missing the window to secure an internship.
Students who drop out. They may be living at their parent's home, on the couch, depressed, and are needing help to find their future.
Finding their best career can give instant relief of doubt, stress, worry, stuck, unsure, and anxiety. They will start sprinting with motivation, confidence, and action towards their goals.
Recent research reveals college
graduation delays are common
Major change - National statistics vary, but a conservative range is 26% - 52% for college students who change their major at least once. Source: Student Research Foundation
College Transfer - Undergraduate transfer rates are 14.1% for freshman year, and 36.6% for sophomore year. Source: 2015 study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Time to Degree - The average undergraduate student is taking 6 years to graduate. Source: US Dept. of Education Fast Facts.
Drop Out - The college graduation rate averages 60.4%. This does vary by ethnic background, family income, and colleges attended. Source: National Student Clearinghouse
All parents want to see their children finish their education and to be on their way to find a career that is best for them.
Graduates do get jobs in their field, but that always seems to be the top student we know at the tough college. We don't dare mention this to our child to add frustration.
Many find the job search to be a struggle, overwhelming, frustrating, and too long. They hit a speed bump or a brick wall when their resumes always seem to disappear into a black hole.
They want to know what their issue is so they can fix it and move on. Honestly, there can be many issues and a single one could keep them stuck.
Start Resume Polishing
A resume template makes a huge impact on readability and professionalism. We'll help you get started.
Build a Network
80% of open jobs not posted on LinkedIn or Indeed. We will help find the right network meetings to attend, and to brainstorm people to meet.
Get a Custom Job Seeking Plan
Input from a professional counselor saves time and makes sure progress keeps moving. We map this out so your young adult can focus on doing, completion, and finding "flow."
The Starting Point
Your child will find out what they are good at - their natural gift, or aptitudes
Every occupation, whether it be science, accounting, engineering, sales, teaching, or law, uses specific aptitudes. This is why the career your child will enjoy the most and be the most successful in the long-term, will likely be one that uses their unique pattern of aptitudes.
We use the Highlands Ability Battery assessment, the most respected and well researched natural ability testing tool available
√ Defines the Student’s Natural Abilities
√ Promotes Self-Understanding and Awareness
√ Builds Self Confidence
√ Guides Educational Choices
√ Guides Career Options
√ Helps Students Build their Learning Memories
√ Leads to Success and Fulfillment
√ Considers the Whole Person
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Gain tremendous self-understanding, informed and confident decisions
Your child will learn their aptitudes, the words to articulate them, and how they can be used in a career.
We help you find your student's right fit and "why" for a career based on their unique combination of aptitudes.
They will learn the God-given gifts they were hard-wired in them at birth. If these are used in their work, these abilities will help them be more productive, successful, and fulfilled. They will also learn why they would not be happy or well suited for other careers that do not use their natural abilities.
The most valuable gift a parent can give their child is help to find a career where they will find success and fulfillment.
The most valuable gift a parent can give their child is help finding a career where they will find success and fulfillment.
Finding a "right work" fit can help your child to get going, to rise up and take a hold of their life - instead of doing things people think they should do, doing things that come easy, or that fall into their lap.
For more specialized needs
We network with independent educational consultants and make appropriate referrals for more specialized needs:
College Essay Writing Tutor
Standardized Test Preparation
Comprehensive College Planning
International Student Applications
College financial planning or investing strategy