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Need Help Determining Your College and Career Values?

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Need Help Determining Your College and Career Values?

How would you define your values?

Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to. When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you’re satisfied and content. But when these don’t align with your ...

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The Seven Biggest Myths about Heading Off to College

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The Seven Biggest Myths about Heading Off to College

“Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what’s your plan to read?”

Jim Rohn

The Highlands Ability Battery is a series of worksamples designed to measure and define your natural abilities. How easily you complete a worksample defines how “naturally” the underlying aptitude comes to you.

The Highlands Battery an essential tool in unlocking your future success.

Myth vs. Fact:

Myth #1:

I already know what I want to study in college. I ...

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Highlands Ability Battery Assessment for Women

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Highlands Ability Battery Assessment for Women

The Highlands Ability Battery for Adults is the gold-standard among tools assessing human abilities or aptitudes. Developed from the pioneering clinical studies of Johnson O’Connor, it is a three-hour objective inquiry into the abilities and ability patterns of the individual who completes it. The key difference between the Highlands Ability Battery and other popular assessment tools is that the Highlands Ability Battery requires hand-on performance of objective online tasks that measure natural abilities, while the other tools are tests of ...

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Discover Your Abilities with the Highlands Ability Battery for Students

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Discover Your Abilities with the Highlands Ability Battery for Students

These are the big questions for many high school junior and seniors and college students making decisions about career directions. ACT and SAT tests measure accumulated knowledge, but they do little to identify your unique and natural abilities or determine how you best learn, solve problems, and view the world. Self-assessments inventories are accurate only 26.3% of the time. Furthermore, over 80% of adults are currently working in a field unrelated to their college major. With ...

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4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year for Students

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4 Benefits of Taking a Gap Year for Students

Does your high school student need more life experiences before college? Learn how a gap year may be able to help.

A gap year is a year of self discovery, usually taken between high school and college, that is designed to give a student a chance to pursue a series of life experiences.  It can take place over several months or a year and usually involves a combination of volunteering, working/interning, and studying in the US or abroad. The two main reasons ...

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Strategic Volunteerism for High School and College Students

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Strategic Volunteerism for High School and College Students

Four Good Reasons You Should Start Volunteering

1. Volunteering can help you explore a college major.
Sometimes a volunteer experience can lead you to something you never thought. When volunteering for career exploration select assignments that place you in the type of setting you want to learn about and let you work side by side with a professional you can observe and who can answer questions about their career.
2. Volunteering offers incredible networking opportunities.
In my volunteering experiences I have met ...

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Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

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Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

Why Getting An Internship Is So Important

In a highly competitive job market, you will need to make yourself stand out among others.  Since employers prefer to hire graduating seniors who have career-related work experience, internships can be crucial to your job search.  The experience you gain might not perfectly match your college major or your chosen career path, but it will give you transferable skills, a notable work ethic, and a competitive edge. Many organizations have set up internship programs ...

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