Some people believe the best way to "find yourself" is to go experience college for a few years and get a great education. Only after that do you need to worry about getting into a career and a steady job.
That would be a great plan if college were free, but unfortunately it's a terrible plan to follow for the majority of students today. Following this plan only leaves them buried in debt, dissatisfied with their education, and disenchanted with what they've been told.
Start With Your Strengths
We believe the best way for students to find their future is to start by looking at themselves first. What are the good at? What do they enjoy doing? Where do they thrive? This will begin to give them the answers they need to discover a college and a major where they truly fit.
There are many different career assessments and quizzes that exist today, but it is difficult to identify which is the best or most accurate. These assessments can be a powerful tool to provide some guidance and direction to a student that is unsure of the type of career they want to pursue, but so many of them fall short.
Fit matters when it comes to choosing a college and choosing a major. Learn why it's so important to get students to begin considering their best college major and career early.
A student's potential starting salary could differ widely depending on what school they graduate from, even with the same major. Check out this example of an English major.
Students frequently take five or even six years to graduate college. What are the consequences? Well as it turns out, it's pretty expensive to stay in college for longer than four years! Is this why so many students are drowning in debt?
Don't let your students spend years wandering around college "wonderland" racking up tons of student debt in the process. Learn the value of starting by looking at strengths and interests.