Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
In the new documentary “Ivory Tower,” jobless graduates wonder how they will pay off student loans, colleges can’t guarantee parents that their kids will have jobs after graduation, and stressed-out parents are searching for colleges they can afford. “Director Andrew Rossi does a great job pointing out how these key issues affect families who will soon select colleges, write out those daunting tuition checks, and sign-off on student loans,” says Elizabeth Venturini, college career strategist.
Ivory Tower provides several examples of how higher education has changed from a place of learning into a corporation. Aggressive marketing and competition enroll students with little regard as to how its cost will affect their careers or financial future after graduation.
“Before making the big college admissions decision, parents and their teens need to take one last look at college majors that will provide the most marketable skills and jobs after graduation, all at a cost they can afford,” says Venturini.
Venturini shows parents how to “come down from the ivory tower” and make the best college decisions for their teens with her informative online program, “Failure to Launch – Not an Option College Career Mentoring.” She helps parents through the college admissions process to find the best academic, social, and financial fit for their children. They can graduate with a marketable degree, and not return home as boomerang kids. Venturini provides three tips parents can use today for their college-bound teens:
Focus on college majors that pay the bills after graduation:
In Ivory Tower, a college graduate says she is living on beans and rice and can’t find a job to pay off her student loan. “Before your teen enters college, have them take an interests assessment, and use the information to help them focus on college majors and career paths that are in demand,” recommends Venturini. “Make sure your teen has a backup career plan if their chosen major is not high paying, or extremely difficult to enter.”
Steer clear of “The College Perks War”:
In Ivory Tower, instead of emphasizing education to attract students to enroll in college, colleges are engaged in a “perks war,” outspending each other with fancy dorms, student services, and sports facilities. “Focus on the quality of the education your teen will receive,” says Venturini. “Find out who’s teaching the classes - adjuncts or professors? Investigate the career center’s track record of job placement for graduates. Your student’s chosen college needs to have the resources in place to open doors of employment opportunities after graduation.”
Avoid becoming a “college search manager”:
In Ivory Tower, a stressed-out mom says that parents are fast becoming “college search managers” for their teens. “Today’s college admissions process is too complex for most parents to understand, and the pitfalls for making mistakes are great,” says Venturini. “Skip the drama, and get expert advice from a professional who can guide you and your teen with selecting colleges, career planning, and the financial aid process, so you can save precious time. Be the parent.”
“For parents who want to get a start on college admissions today, they should definitely see Ivory Tower,” recommends Venturini. “Then they should speak with a college career strategist like me, to help them make the best college career decisions based on their teen’s needs.”
Venturini is offering as a special gift to moms and dads her teleseminar, “Dream Schools to Go - Eight Tips to Help Get Your Teen into a Highly Selective College.” Go to her website at http://www.CollegeCareerResults.com to sign up now.
About College Career Strategist Elizabeth Venturini:
College Career Strategist and creator of Failure to Launch – Not an Option™ College Career Mentoring program, Elizabeth Venturini gladly supports stressed-out, timed-starved parents who want the best college and career options for their teenagers. Parents focus on their family and jobs and receive the information they need to make a $100K plus education investment. Elizabeth is 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. To register for Elizabeth’s programs call 949-636-9055, email at Elizabeth(at)CollegeCareerResults(dot)com, or go to http://www.collegecareerresults.com.