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We offer assistance in regards to career development, college readiness, & military opportunities. Select a category below to learn more about how we can assist.

School Career Development Advisor

Building a balanced college list based on the following questions:

  • How can I find colleges where they can get accepted and thrive?

  • If I do not know what I want to study in college, how do I create a college list?

  • What factors should I consider when figuring out where to apply?

  • What are the most practical resources for students and parents in creating a good and balanced college list?

  • How do you find colleges that will be affordable?

  • Is there a “right” number of colleges to apply to?
     

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  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades Pre-K to 1st grade (ages 3-5):
    Have this age group familiarize themselves with the language of careers. Because of the inquisitive, natural curiosity of this age group, my focus is to introduce practical and fun career readiness activities. By the end of the first grade, this age group should be able to identify community helpers.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades 2 & 3 (ages 6-8):
    Work with this age group to start understanding the world of work, with the family playing a major role in influencing their career exploration. Through role playing, storytelling to help build career and college vocabulary, also conflict resolution will be the focus. Assisting with parent engagement activities to create a college going culture.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades 4 & 5 (ages 9-11):
    This age group’s peers play an important role and the influence of others can be powerful. The focus is on personal awareness, career, and occupational exploration. Having an awareness of work and basic educational skills. The importance of personal responsibility, planning, career information and career role models that play a meaningful role in this age groups life, as well as parent engagement.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades 6 & 7 (ages 12-13):
    Helping this age group explore their interests, aptitudes, career decision making and post-secondary options. Assist this age group to apply logic and reasoning as to how they conceptualize careers, exploring and understanding college options, to project their future planning that’s necessary for success.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades 8 & 9 (ages 13-14):
    Work with 8th graders with a 3-unit approach: Self-awareness, career awareness and decision making. Partnering with parents – helping with types of information and resources helpful to parents/guardians with transitioning 8th graders selecting a high school. Provide guidance to parents of 8 and 9 graders with understanding high school curriculum choices and how they relate to their child’s career and college options.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grades 10 & 11 (ages 15-16):
    Assist this age group with virtual job shadowing, noteworthy interests and skills that emerge. Encourage families to consider participating in summer programs at colleges/universities for high school students. Conducting pre-post career interest inventory testing (in person – 45min-50min) Encourage participants attending college fairs, in person and virtual college campus tours, with parents, school and organizations. Also assist this age group with college comparisons, and resources.
  • Career & College Readiness: Exposure and Awareness for Grade 12 (ages 17-18):
    Assisting this age group with utilizing the internet to identify and use career information resources to help with their career and college decision making. Participants will learn how to access and interpret employment trends through the U.S. Department of Labor. Assist students in a college-going culture, with scholarship search engines and websites. Also, assist in fostering experiential learning and critical thinking. Help undocumented youth, also young people who are in foster care, explore post-secondary options. Assist students with an I.E.P. or a medical 504 evaluation of services for improvement (with the parent/guardians written permission). Also, the physically challenged, who are college bound, understand services they are entitled to partnering with NYS Acces-VR and Long Island BOCES vocational programs. Engage this population in a hands-on learning environment, which closes the skills gap for entry level careers, exposing all students to a guided pathway. Aligning career development and career readiness with current business industry needs and demands. Partner with local businesses and community organizations to offer work-based opportunities for my participants to earn job-specific experiences, skills, and knowledge. Working with young people who are enrolled in an alternative high school and GED programs to receive post-secondary education assistance. My participants will be able to identify the difference between an externship, internship, and an apprenticeship. As well as the ability to navigate job search engines.
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Career

College Readiness

  • Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success.

  • Nurture students in the confidence to aspire to attend college and the resilience to overcome challenges along the way. 

  • Help families with college affordability planning, financial aid, scholarship process and eligibility requirements.

  • Assist families in understanding the college admissions application process and college admissions terminology.

  • Help students research and apply to educational opportunity bridge and career technology education programs. 

  • Overview of the types of college standardized testing and test optional colleges.

  • Helping LGBTQ and ally students find the right college fit that matches aspirations and interests.

  • Connect students with children to community resources, post-secondary options to overcome barriers for a successful transition from high school.

  • Helping families with college decision making resources, factors, and choices.
     

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Military Opportunities

Explore resources available to those interested in a career in the United States Armed Serves. Explore the participant’s personal strengths, limitations, values, and aspirations that’s relative to career interests in the military.

Assess participant’s areas of strength or weakness relating to career development by utilizing the appropriate assessments. 

Assist with selecting appropriate branch of military service based on career interest and ASVAB scores.

Having clients receive transferrable skills for post-secondary education/training, while serving in the United States Armed Forces. 

Assist with selecting appropriate branch of military service based on career interest and utilize the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and career exploration program, which will offer my participants access to all career field entry options and scoring. 

What’s Aspiring to become a service provider to members of the military whose enlistment is completed and plan to return to a civilian life, assisting the military member transitioning to a civilian occupation/career. The organization’s goal is to network with the employment and workforce development offices on nearby Army posts, Navy, Marines, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard bases, also available to conduct virtual and in-person workshops. 
 

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