Career Assessment Case Studies

So one of the things that people ask me about oftentimes is can you give me examples of real life people you’ve worked with? And I love to. I’m going to give you some case studies of clients who I’ve worked directly with, and these are all examples of people who are who came to us when they were in college.

So the assessment process and the assessment results will both validate information and give you new insights into new information that you didn’t know about yourself before. We have a lot of stories about clients who have taken our the assessment results and really leverage them to move in great directions when it comes to their careers. So, a few clients that come to mind, follow. The first person I’m going to talk about is James.

So James is a student who is coming to us to help figure out his career direction. And he was at Columbia. He was a junior, a political science major, and also business management major. He was working at a health and wellness startup at the time, and he was in his sales a sales role, and this was all why he was in school.

So he had a lot going on. He wanted consulting because he thought, well, my only choice is whether consulting or investment banking is what everyone’s doing around me, but there are eight hundred careers that are out there, and so there are a lot of options. So we suggest that you start with a career assessment program. The assessment found that he was strong analytically, really high energy, high social, high social, behaviors and love to collaborate.

He also had a real need for structure. Something we look at is, not only the kind of career, but also the workplace environment. And James really needed an environment that was going to give him that kind of structure. He was, also very enterprising and creative.

And the matches that came up for James ranged from sales to commerce to marketing to human capital.

James decided to focus on sales. He moved into a coaching program, and he got a sales internship with Lori. I believe it was one that only twelve people in the nation got. So we were really excited for him. An interesting button that came out about James other than the fact that the assessment results Definitely validated as interest in sales is that he had a really thriving creative and innovative interest combined with an enterprising spirit And this was critical for us to consider when thinking about internships and workplace environment.

Currently, he’s with, Johnson and Johnson. He’s in a sales and leadership development program and his target client is the Amazon team. So he’s doing great.

The next student I’m going to tell you about is a student by the name of Andy So Andy came to us as a student who was interested in an accelerated track like investment banking, consulting, or premed.

And he needed to consider a major really quickly because of that. He was at Georgetown. He was a freshman, maybe in his first or second week. So he came to us really early. His dad also wanted him to be a doctor, and that was something that he wasn’t certain about. So it was something he wanted to try to figure out through this process.

The assessment found out he was high quantitative. He was very he had real strong individualized thinking, so thinking for himself. Very mechanical and technical interest combination, and also like business. History wear matches range from computer science to premed, so we plan a curriculum and encompass both. So we could test the waters.

He also did a lot of engineering matches, which was interesting. He decided the computer science and premed made more sense. And by doing this process early, he benefited by having a chance to explore his options before fully committing to a major. So it’s a benefit of starting early.

An interesting finding that came out about him is that all of his matches knowledge with computers came up. So we knew that it was key to focus on working with computers for his coursework and potential future careers.

He, moved into a coaching program for his freshman sophomore year, and now he’s in his junior year heading into his, senior summer.

And he interned as a sophomore at a tech firm and planned to focus on computer science, as a career after college. So we went computer science. But premed is still something that is a is, on the table, and med school might be a longer term option.

The last student I’m going to talk to you about is Claire. So Claire came to us, in college looking to validate her, current career plan. And she was fairly certain of what she wanted to do.

She was a Cornell rising sophomore and law school bound. And she wanted to validate law school, make sure that was right, and figure out what to do in the years in between. The assessment found that she was very strong both verbally and with and quantitatively, but she didn’t want to be in a quantitative career. I listened to her. It’s example of me listening to the client and saying, look, this is not something you want to do even though you’re good at it. You don’t have to. So she didn’t want me to quantitative for her, like the qualitative aspects more, really high independent and assertive in social.

She also really wanted to work with people, and the career matches that she had ranged from law to marketing communications to business and and HR.

Interesting finding about Claire is that not only did the assessment process validate law and law school, which was great, but public relations also showed up and it was new to her. And she loved it. Being challenged and being challenged in her work is something also that came up. And so we knew that not only do we need to think about, you know, the kinds of things she could do in the years in between, but also the types of organizations she was going to work with needed to really challenge her and motivate her. She’s currently in a sophomore coaching program, and she plans to, secure an internship and identify activities that she can do on campus, to really build up her leadership and communication skills, which will help her for law school in the future.