Why Interests Don’t Work Well for College or Career Planning
Consultants in the college and career planning industry often use assessment instruments to help the students choose a career direction, or sometimes even a specific career. The most common types of assessments used are ones that measure interests. The problem with...read more
Should I Choose a College That Lets Me Choose a Major Later?
Try to consider all sides of this issue. A student told me recently that he had decided where he was going to college, and that it was a school where he didn’t have to choose a major until his junior year. He viewed this as a good thing because he would have longer to...read more
Texas’ Top 10% Rule Back in the News
University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is now on board against the Top 10% rule in Texas. His comments were included in a Jan 22 article in The Texas Tribune that covered his comments in front of state governmental boards saying that the rule to allow automatic...read more
Get Over Being A Sugar Cookie
Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander U. S. Special Operations Command and Navy Seal spoke last week at the U of Texas Commencement Address. The motto of the Austin campus is, "What starts here changes the world", and Admiral McRaven used this motto as the theme of...read more
Don’t Be Afraid of the Circus
In this season of graduation ceremonies and speeches, I decided to share some of the encouragement I heard given to students as they move on to their next phase of life. At the University of Texas combined graduation ceremony on May 17, Admiral William H McRaven,...read more
How Much Was a Talent Worth?
Almost everyone has heard of the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-18). I heard the story so many times growing up that I didn't pay much attention to the details. You probably know the story: A man was about to go on a journey, and before he left he gave his...read more
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