Finding your College Major and Career Path
What is it?
Milestone College Prep has recently added a new, exciting service called Milestone’s Major Selection Process (MMSP). Our process uses a scientific methodology combined with college advising to approach the student’s self-discovery process. By identifying natural aptitudes and discussing personal interests we can target potential careers that align with a student’s innate abilities. Furthermore, we can help select a college major that prepares the student for that field.
Why is this important?
Some students know exactly what career they want to pursue, yet, many students do not. Moreover, many students change majors at least once while in college. While our college application process works to find “best fit” schools, Milestone’s Major Selection Process works to identify “best fit” careers. Ultimately, we hope to help students find a career path – and a college major – that is both satisfying and purposeful.
How does it work?
Each student completes a 90 minute, on-line assessment, developed by a company called YouScience. The assessment can be completed all at once or over the course of several days. A Milestone College Advisor reviews the results of the assessment within 48 hours and a meeting is scheduled with the student and his/her parents to discuss the report. A follow-up meeting is also scheduled to further explore potential career opportunities and relevant college majors.
How is the YouScience assessment different from other career assessments?
YouScience works to evaluate and disclose a student’s intrinsic aptitudes. Interestingly, research shows that by the age of 15, most people’s aptitudes are established. Yet, sometimes it is challenging to recognize exactly where our competencies lie. Through scientific algorithms, the YouScience assessment identifies a student’s unique aptitudes and interests and links those to potential careers.
What if I am not interested in potential careers identified through the YouScience assessment?
We recognize and appreciate that a student’s discovery process is important and that considering a student’s interests is a critical part of that process. When students meet with a Milestone College Advisor, they evaluate interests, aptitudes and preferences as they consider potential options that support long-term career goals and aspirations.
How much does the College Major Selection Process cost?
The charge for the comprehensive service, including the YouScience assessment, evaluation of the assessment and two meetings with a Milestone College Advisor, is $350.