“What are you going to major in?” “What do you want to do?”
Those are two questions that high school and college students face on a regular basis, and they feel enormous pressure to be able to answer them. But deciding on a career path and college major can be challenging, frustrating, and expensive.
According to a 2012 study out of Rutgers, about half of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed and almost 4 out of 10 said they would have chosen a different major if they had it to do over.
With the average cost at a public university of $300 per credit hour for tuition and fees, for most it is too costly to approach higher education with a “trial and error” methodology only to end up with a 50/50 chance at professional success and full-time employment. So what can you do to help invest precious education dollars and time wisely?
“Know thyself.” ~Socrates
The best career decisions are based solidly on objective information about who you are. 2:10 Consulting partners with clients as they are deciding on a college major to provide objective information about their aptitudes, giftedness, interests, and core personality characteristics.
Through a process that utilizes a powerful combination of interactive discussion, industry-leading assessment tools, and mentoring in career development skills, I work with you to assess your aptitudes, your natural giftedness and strengths, your core personality characteristics, and work motivators, and then pair those with your interests and goals to bring direction and focus. Often, I uncover aptitudes that have been overlooked and undeveloped. These aptitudes are so key to your wiring that to NOT use them often creates a nagging sense of overall dissatisfaction, especially as you get older.
I work with you to:
- Understand how you are wired
- Maximize the ways you learn
- Improve your communication and understanding of others
- Make decisions more effectively
- Explore the career paths and college majors that are the best fit for you, so you are set up for success
Equipped with solid, objective data and career development skills, you will be able to make informed, effective decisions and move forward with confidence towards a future that is the most rewarding for you in terms of overall success and long-term satisfaction.
Call me today for your free 15-minute, no obligation phone consultation to see how I can partner with you to set you up for success and equip you to move forward with confidence: 918-949-9006.
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