Baseball great Yogi Berra said, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll be lost when you get there.”
A whopping 70 percent of college students change their major. Why is that? For the most part, it’s because high school graduates choose a college before they choose a career path. Many students want to follow in their parent’s footsteps, or they desire a college with legacy and prestige.
These students are going about their college selection all wrong.
The primary purpose of post-secondary education is to get your teen into a career where they will thrive personally and financially. Some teens don’t even need a traditional college degree to get into the career that’s right for them. Yet, we still send our kids to college without a clear direction, significantly increasing the chances of you getting a call from your teen saying, “I want to change my major, again.” Think of the impact those words have on your hard-earned savings. It is not uncommon for parents to pay for five or six years of school while a student changes their major or transfers to a different college.
A common path for students is this:
College Choice >> Major Choice >> Career Choice
Instead, the path should look like this:
Career Choice >> College that Offers Major in Career Choice
Students and their parents should begin the college search with an end in mind. This can only happen by placing early focus on finding a career path their students are interested in and have a natural desire to pursue.
Our Career Exploration package will take your teen from, “I don’t know what I want to do” to “I have a clear path that I am excited about.” To get started, schedule a complimentary College Assessment Plan call with me today.