Hello, Juniors |Let’s Get Started!

Wow, 2020 has been a crazy year for everyone!  Our hearts go out to anyone who has suffered a loss during this time. We also feel for our students, parents, and teachers who had to adjust to a new normal in school and at work. But now that a vaccine is available and we are wearing masks and social distancing, we can hopefully look forward to a brighter 2021!

For juniors in high school, now is the time to get serious about exploring careers and colleges that will lead to completing college applications that will be ready to submit in the fall of 2021!  By making thoughtful decisions now about their career and college choices they can avoid deadlines creeping up on them in September. Career and personality assessments along with college application tracking tools are one-way LaunchPad can help make the process less stressful for students and parents. 

Why are personality and career assessments helpful to the career and college search process? These assessments can help students not only uncover their potential and discover career goals, but they can also improve their study habits, and establish an education plan to achieve their dreams. More importantly, they provide students with self-awareness which they can use when making decisions in the future as well.

There are many free online options, such as 16Personalities.com and Truity.com. At LaunchPad, we use these and several others including AchieveWorks and YouScience. AchieveWorks surveys the student’s interests and skills to uncover their personality type and guide them to explore career paths that fit their personality and interests. YouScience goes one step further and utilizes aptitudes to create a student profile that aligns with careers and offers suggestions for colleges.  After all, people are happiest and most successful in jobs that allow them to use their greatest natural gifts. Both include a comprehensive report with information that can be used to design a resume or a personal reflection statement.

At LaunchPad, we can offer these assessments for career exploration and college list building. We also are here to help with college essays, college application completion. financial aid applications, ACT/SAT prep, gap year exploration, LD/ADHD coaching, volunteer opportunities, and more.

So here’s to 2021, a new year and a new outlook! We look forward to working with your student to help them achieve their dreams.

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