Getting a Clue: Career Planning Tips to Help You Find Your Dream Career

Career Direction


Lisa Noble
Lisa Noble

Here's Why You Should Take This Course

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Before you choose a college, it makes good financial sense to spend time discovering who you are and learning about different career paths that may suit you. College costs are going up, and 20% of all students transfer to other schools because they didn’t choose the school that fit them or their career ambitions the first time. The cost of transferring is quite high: you may have credits that don’t transfer to your new institution or need more time to complete your degree. Doing some career homework up front will help you create a road map to figure out what you want to do, what you want to study and even where you want to attend college so you get it right the first time!

Lisa Noble has had 14 years of experience helping students and recent graduates develop the tools they need to discover, prepare for and land their first job successfully and achieve economic independence no matter their undergraduate major.

This course will teach you how to :

  • Identify, explore and prioritize areas of potential interest
  • Choose classes and activities that support and inform these interests
  • Identify schools with strong programs that support your goals

Who should take this course?

  •  Parents of students in high-school who want to help their teens find a great-fit college and career
  • High-school students in junior and senior year starting to think about college or career paths



Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

In this first lesson, Lisa explains why career exploration is so critical even for high school students who are contemplating college planning.

Taking Inventory

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

In lesson two, Lisa walks you through the various personality inventory tests: the Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Holland inventory tests, and explains how they can help you create a fuller picture of yourself and find careers you’d be great at.

Getting Feedback From Your Team

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

In lesson three, Lisa explains how you can build on the data you gather from personality and aptitude tests by getting input from people you know, AND from people you don’t.

Keeping a Sense of Perspective

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

In lesson four, Lisa explains how you can keep a sense of perspective, even though college admissions can be a stressful process.

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