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Put Your Student Ahead of the Game

Updated: Mar 8, 2022


Early career discovery will help your student gain clarity, motivation, and control over their future. Most importantly, it can set the stage for career success and satisfaction.

Your child is likely lacking experiences to identify their true strengths on their own. An aptitude assessment will identify their innate talents and abilities; those things they were born to do well. The results will equip your child with improved self-awareness of their strengths and an ability to articulate them on a college essay, a resume or in a job interview.

An aptitude assessment narrows down the best-fit career options for your student to explore and research. It is not critical that a teenager find the "one" perfect career right now. It is more important that he or she considers a few options and gains insight and some experience in each area of interest. Encourage them to get involved in high school clubs and activities that align with their career interests. Encourage paid or volunteer work. They could also shadow a professional as a way to gain insight. Experiences in work settings will help them learn about what they like and dislike the most, and may help them understand why a particular field may not be a good fit. Your student will naturally become more confident in their career choice. Additionally, these valuable experiences will set them apart when it’s time to apply to colleges.


Another advantage of an aptitude assessment is to identify your child’s learning style and provide practical study strategies. Information enters your brain three main ways: sight, hearing, and touch. Auditory learners use hearing to process information while visual learners rely on seeing to learn. Kinetic learners learn best by doing or processing information in a hands-on approach. When your student understands how they learn best, they are able to create efficient study habits. Their self-confidence increases and stress and frustration decreases. As a result, grades and overall productivity improve.


As the saying goes, time is money. Save both by getting your student on the right path before they start their college education. Only 19% of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, according to Complete College America. The most common reason for delayed graduation is due to changing majors. Research shows that over half of college students change their major at least once. When you start adding up the costs of extra credit hours and the delayed start of the income from your career, uncertainty gets expensive! Be proactive, avoid the loss of time and money, invest in an aptitude assessment and invest in your student’s future.


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