Academic and Career Counseling in High School

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Jun 08, 2015 By Univariety

Being a student is not the easiest if things, especially when every meeting with an adult generally begins with the question - "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As though the answer to that question wasn't difficult enough under regular circumstances, in these days of an alarming number of career choices, making a decision is mind boggling. Doing your own research is easy enough, but the sheer volume of information can prove to be overwhelming.

Career counseling is a good way toward through the mire of career opportunities. Your high school guidance counsellor generally has access to information about your classes, your grades and your extracurricular activities, and is proficient at matching the same with opportunities that can need your particular skills and interests. They can help you see the bigger picture and identify your strengths and weaknesses.

You should make an appointment to see a Career Counsellor as early as possible, and try to build a relationship with them during your high school. The better your rapport with the school counselor, the more they can help you.

When you meet your counselor,make sure to mention your favorite subjects,hobbies, your plans for life after school. Your counselor can use this knowledge to help you plan your subject choices early on.

College Planning

A high school guidance counselor can help you choose colleges that fit you by linking your interests and your academic record with your career goals. They can also help you apply to colleges, sort through payment and funding options, help you deal with peer pressure, family issues and even addiction.

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