So often school career counselors and advisers hurt the psyche of our children in Junior High, High School and even later on in College. This is a tragedy indeed. One career counselor I talked with at length worked for the University of Phoenix and she told me of how they were changing that problem.
She agreed that it was indeed a serious issue and so I did a little research on all of this last year and read all the psychology white papers out there. It seems that they really are on the right track. Although I have never attended the University of Phoenix, only observed them from an outside speaker stand point and a customer of our services at their regional and corporate offices, I find their programs progressive from their distance learning programs on down. The students get real hands on, real world knowledge.
Now then, I have seen career guidance folks in the public schools shoot down kids dreams too often, these advisers need to handle themselves better and stop limiting and putting into the minds of kids that they are not suited for their dream. These advisers do an injustice to kids and it is sickening.
There are too many stories of kids growing up to be doctors, pilots, executives, lawyers and going back to these advisors and saying; See You Were Wrong. It hits that hard that when they are adults they remember these jaded individual advisers. Why would someone go out of his or her way to go back to his or her HS seek out the guidance counselor and show them their business cards?
School Career Counselors and Advisers need to tone it down a little bit and understand what they are doing. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.