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Graduate to a Job

Why your high school teen needs your support now

A post-secondary education is important. However, as a country, we have done little to put support in place to help families and students, in particular, make a decision about what post-secondary program is best for them individually. There are thousands of educational and training opportunities at vocational, technical, college and university options in all fifty states and other countries. But how does a student or a family know what is best?

What gifts does the student possess? How should those gifts be nurtured for best outcomes?

Maximizing the college opportunity

College is an opportunity to learn to live independently, meet a very diverse group of people from all over the globe, become an expert in something you are passionate about and study abroad. It is also a four year job audition.

If freshmen knew that every professor and teaching assistant, every student, their roomies and family of their roomies and staff members at their college are future job lead generators and references, would they navigate college differently? I think so.

In a world where freshmen understand that not everyone graduates to a job and where college contacts can be a matter success or failure, students who want to get a J.