Student Success - Academic Coaching and Career Planning
At an alarmingly young age, a student is asked to make choices about academic programs that will influence their career potential, job satisfaction and success. Students and their families struggle with these decisions. Schools no longer have the resources to provide the counselling necessary to reach optimal decisions in this vital area.
Personalized career counselling, post-secondary planning and educational planning helps a student to acquire relevant information, and connects their interests and strengths with career goals.
Students often begin the career planning process with no idea of where they want to go, what to do or what the options are. Sometimes they have a specific career in mind, but have no true understanding of the career. Other times they have been told what they are going to do when they pursue post-secondary education. Confusion, fear, stress and anxiety are high, and making a mistake about the next choice, “the forever choice” in their mind is overwhelming. That is where Annette Poechman comes in. See Annette’s qualifications.
Annette Poechman understands that post-secondary education is costly, and making the right choice is important. She also knows that arriving at the right decision will never be reached in conditions of high anxiety. During individual meetings with Annette, a trusting relationship is fostered, anxiety is reduced and a career and educational plan is developed.
During the course of counselling, the goal is to teach students the skills necessary to continue the life long career development process. Working collaboratively with their family, solutions are devised that can orient the student’s activities and efforts in a particular direction, thereby impacting their life in a positive and productive manner.
Typical Educational Planning activities include:
- Use of the gold standard of career tests, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.
- Discussions around skills, abilities and strengths.
- Identification of post-secondary programs and related schools.
- Information on potential careers and career trends.
- Personal statements for professional school programs and preparation for the resulting interviews.
Annette has successfully worked with students of all ages and abilities in Hamilton and the surrounding areas of Burlington, Waterdown, Ancaster and Dundas for more than two decades. Each day, she brings her listening and guiding skills and her caring approach to counselling in order to help individuals make decisions about this vital area of life.
Why leave it to chance? Continue the conversation with Annette by calling 905.520.5859 or sending an email.
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