Q. Isn't my student getting career counseling in high school?
A. Unfortunately, in high schools where counselors are often the primary source of information about college, each one is responsible for an overwhelming nationwide average of 239 students, according to the NACA. Subsequently, most high school counselors are forced to focus on course planning and college admissions and do not have the available one-on-one time required for the proper career exploration process.
Additionally, most high schools and universities are still using outdated and inneffective
assessments that have been scientifically proven to be inaccurate such as Meyers-Briggs. See links below to read the facts.
Q. What age should students start career exploration?
A. Ideally, freshman year of high school is the perfect time to start the formal process of identifying potential interests and carer paths . Our assessment is written at an 8th grade reading level. Research shows that motivators and behaviors, while they may continue to evolve, are for the most part develped by age 15. But it is never too late! Career counseling can be helpful and beneficial through adulthood. A common parent reaction to our program is "I wish I had an opportunity to experience this in high school!"