How Smart Education Consumers Find a College, New from Career Key

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In Career Key’s new article “Find a College,” high school students and adults going back to school learn six strategies of smart education consumers. Given today’s labor market, choosing a college is more important than ever.

How to be a smart education consumer

The strategies recommended in Career Key’s “Find a College” help students become better education consumers on their way to successful careers.

In Career Key’s new article “Find a College,” high school students and adults going back to school learn six strategies of smart education consumers. In the article, career and education advice expert Career Key goes beyond the usual college choice factors like size, activities and location. Smart consumers should also consider a school’s:

  • Student retention and graduation rate;
  • Post-graduation employment rates for specific degrees;
  • Support for career services and academic advising; and
  • Average student debt upon graduation.

In addition to considering a school’s track record on employability and student debt, “Find a College” advises students to take steps ahead of time to identify their career interests and potential college majors. That way, they can narrow their college choices to schools offering the right majors and training programs.

Career Key offers a valid career test, web articles, and eBooks that help students choose careers and college majors that fit their interests and Holland personality types. Holland’s Theory of Career Choice is the most respected, researched, and widely used career theory by professional counselors. Research shows a close Holland personality-career and personality-major match leads to higher college grades, more on-time graduation, and greater job satisfaction and salaries after college.

Even in the current labor market and economy, students can rely on the best science and practices of career counseling to make a good decision they are unlikely to regret. The strategies recommended in Career Key’s “Find a College” help students become better education consumers on their way to successful careers.

About the Career Key
Since 1997, Career Key has been the #1 Internet source for helping people choose careers and college majors. Advertising and registration-free, it offers valid career tests and career and education advice articles based on the best practices and science in the field. Career Key’s author is nationally recognized counseling psychologist, Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University.

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