Before you start shortlisting colleges, make sure you’re on a career path that aligns with your strengths, abilities, personality and passions.
Studies indicate that almost 60% of college students will not graduate on time. Fifty percent of those cases are due to selecting a college major that wasn’t the right fit.
My two-part Steady Courses Program will set up students for a successful transition to college, remove the fear of the unknown and replace it with goals they’re comfortable with, like and generally good at.
Selecting a college major doesn’t have to wait until your sophomore year.
I’ll help you find your perfect career path before you apply.
Over the course of two sessions, students will benefit from some of the most thorough and extensive assessments available today, along with knowledge about themselves, to increase their chances of success in determining a suitable career path.
Dramatically reduce the chances of switching majors and graduating later
Identify 3-4 career families that precisely align with your abilities, skills, strengths and passions
Drill down to determine your 3-4 ideal career paths, related job titles and expected salaries
Bring clarity and consensus to the college selection process for the entire family
“There is So Much More than Just Figuring out what College to Choose.”
Read a real-life scenario about the financial and emotional toll that choosing the wrong major in college can have on a student and their family. We’re thankful to Lauren for sharing her experience and hope you find it helpful as you embark on selecting your college major.
It’s Not Too Late To Have Meaningful Gap Year
I spoke with Your Teen for Parents Magazine recently about taking a meaningful gap year.
A gap year is a good time to gain real-world experience, volunteer, and continue learning. If your child’s time is spent wisely, they could even eliminate the trap of a fifth year.
Student Success Stories
After your coaching sessions during Christmas break, my daughter went back to school with renewed energy and enthusiasm. She immediately changed her major to business and is looking at “Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” She is relaxed, the anxiety is gone, and she is excited about her future. She likes her classes and is excited about a future in business. Thank you for your help!
During my senior year of high school, I was positive that I wanted to become an Anesthesiologist. I was going to major in Pre-Med and ultimately make tons of money. But I took a class in criminology that year and really loved it. My summer was filled with a lot of anxiety and frustration about what the future held. I went into college with an “undecided major” and, as a result, had a lot of classes that were expensive but didn’t do much for me. Mr. Emslie’s Steady Courses Program outlined that medicine was probably not aligned very well with my interests, skills, passion and strengths. Criminology, however, was. But it was not offered at my college. I withdrew and re-enrolled at another school where I am now happy and comfortable. If I had found this program sooner, it would have confirmed what I thought in the back of my mind and it would have saved lots of time, money, sleepless nights, anxiety-filled days, not to mention six days of moving in and out of different colleges. The Steady Courses Program is quick, effective and accurate.
Making the decision about what college I would attend was pretty much settled by Christmas of my senior year. The choice of a major was much more difficult. I ultimately went to Penn State declaring Biology as my major. Through my first freshman semester, I felt anxiety and lots of trepidation about my choice. I was getting good grades, but really wasn’t happy. Over Christmas break, I took Mr. Emslie’s Steady Courses Program. His assessments and coaching pointed me toward business. He helped me see what some of those careers might look like. It was like a weight was lifted off my chest. The program helped me uncover where my strengths and abilities lie. I’m now back at Penn State and taking classes that I like and look forward to and will count towards my major.
There is a lot of useful information that comes out of this program that provides guidance and direction, which is hugely beneficial. This program provides a tool kit of sorts for her – a valuable resource guide to get her thinking more about her strengths and interests, and the opportunities that are available out there to utilize these strengths. The best outcome was the introduction of new career paths that may be a good fit for her.