Career Inspiration

Check out our weekly blogs where we offer advice and discuss our philosophy, approach, and why we believe it should be the new standard for career seekers. We also interview students and career professionals allowing you to learn from their experiences.

Teen with a Learning Issue? Navigate Next Steps Together

Getting through the rigors of high school is no cakewalk. And it’s especially challenging for teens with a diagnosed learning disability—or for kids who simply struggle to learn in a traditional school system.

Lots of teens have impressive natural talents, and yet they aren’t able to translate all that intelligence into their classroom work. Learning disabilities actually have nothing to do with how smart someone is, but instead result from inefficient ways that information...

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A Tale of Two Career Possibilities

How many times have you been asked, “So what do you want to do when you’re older?”?

Probably a lot! And we bet for most teens it’s a tough—and frankly frustrating—question to answer.

As a high school student, you’ve been exposed to all the “traditional” professions…the doctors and dentists who treat you, the teachers at your schools, the professional athletes and actors you see on your screens, and the people who sell things to you...

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Is My Hobby Career Worthy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

You’re an esports gamer pulling in three-figure donations every day on Twitch. Maybe you’re wowing TikTok viewers with your makeup tutorials. Perhaps you’re baking luscious layer cakes or making really cool 3D art to share on your Instagram page.

We’ve talked about how hobbies can help inspire you to pursue a certain career path, even one you hadn’t thought of before.

But can your hobby be your career? Can you turn a favorite pastime, activity, or sport into a...

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Money Matters: 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

How important is the amount of your paycheck when it comes to choosing a career?

If you’re proactive in carving out a career path that combines your passion with your natural talents, we believe you’re more likely to land in the right job, and that will make you a happy, thriving employee. And productive, motivated employees are well compensated by their employers. Funny how that works, huh?

But we also know the story is more complex for most. Money matters too.

Many people will...

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Do I Need a College Degree?

self-reflection Feb 19, 2021

“Where do you want to go to college?”

If you’re hearing this question a lot these days, you’re not alone. It’s common to assume students will graduate high school and move right on to a four-year college or university. But the rising cost of higher education and demand for “hard-skill” jobs is prompting today’s students to ask a different type of question:

“Do I need to go to college?”

To any high school students wondering whether...

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The Importance of Self-Reflection

Do you ever think back to when you first entered high school? Maybe you’re amazed at how your friend group has changed - but then you realize it makes sense because your interests have evolved. Or maybe you cringe a little at your early fashion choices, and feel much better about the style you’ve now grown into. 

This is called self-reflection, and it’s a hugely important skill to develop. It helps you better understand yourself - what you care about, what you’re...

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How to Help Your Student Choose a Career They’ll Love

You’ve probably seen it a dozen times: a professional five, ten, maybe even twenty years into their career, who absolutely hates their job. Not just the standard annoyed-about-Monday-morning-meetings frustrations, but a deep discontentment about everything they’ve worked on. 

Maybe it's a coworker or a friend who has experienced this. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself. But how can you help your high school or college student avoid hating their own career? 

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