Each year thousands of high school seniors spend March Madness in a state of anxiety as they await their college acceptance letters. But today’s parents know there is more than just having their teens admitted to a dream school. Skyrocketing tuition costs and additional years to graduate have parents wondering how they are going to pay for college. And a weak job market has parents looking at college majors that will pay off so their graduates can launch and not boomerang back home jobless, says College Career Strategist Elizabeth Venturini.
“Failure to launch is not an option for today’s college-bound teens. Before making the big admission decision parents and their teens are taking one last look at college majors that will provide the most marketable skills, jobs after graduation, and highest starting salaries. And parents are more focused on helping their kids think about their future career before they leave high school instead of waiting for them to figure it out in college,” says Venturini.
Today Venturini offers timely tips to help parents who are seriously wondering how they can set the stage so their teen will launch fabulously in college, graduate with a professional career they will love, and have the kind of lifestyle they have been fortunate to enjoy up until now – thanks to Mom and Dad.
– Students need to have their act together before leaving high school. Provide your college-bound teen with college and career options so they won’t flounder in college. Have your teen take an interests assessment before leaving high school and help them use the information to focus on college majors and career paths they will love and can pay the bills.
– Plan A and Plan B – don’t leave home without them. Encourage your teen to have a backup career plan with a second major or minor in a job field that is in high demand, particularly if their chosen career is not high paying or extremely difficult to enter.
– Work experience is actually doing it – reading about it doesn’t count. Students can increase their chances for a dream job after college with an internship. They’ll develop leadership skills, learn how to manage time, improve their work ethics, and grow a list of job contacts.
Venturini is a lifeline and mentor to help parents guide their college-bound teens to make smart college and career choices that can pay off for a lifetime. Her virtual online program, Failure to Launch – Not an Option™ earns raves from grateful parents who need help with the highly competitive college admissions process and career paths for their children. Venturini is well known as the “go to” guide dedicated to helping parents stop wondering if they did all they could to help get their child into college and graduate with a degree to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. She gives parents the freedom to focus on their family and job; not devote hundreds of hours trying to learn the college admissions machine.
To contact Venturini for interviews or book her to lead her virtual online program, Failure to Launch – Not an Option™ call (949) 636-9055 or email at Elizabeth@CollegeCareerResults.com.