Advanced Strategy for College and Career

Leave this class with the  tools to help your children make smarter career decisions

Post-Graduation Hiring Market 101

 

Key lessons about what young adults can do better, from proprietary hiring market research

Premium top-level insights our analysis of our solution to a complex hiring market, built on 40+ years of experience in recruiting, labor market research, and career counseling

Positive, empowering truths about the hiring market will inspire young adults

The Inside Story of the College Journey

 

Become an expert on how to practically ensure your child leaves college with the skills and knowledge they need

 

Learn the realities of the college journey that no one else will tell you, and how these realities translate into success - or failure - to succeed upon graduation

Leave the class with sensitivity and understanding of the challenges that students face

Post-Graduation Hiring Market 101

2-hour workshop on why Skills Gaps in the hiring market are something parents should worry about, a deep analysis of how they affect young adults, and practical corrective action that can be taken

Location

5151 California Avenue, Irvine 92617 at The Vine

Date

October 18th 

Time

6-8PM

Price

$49

Curriculum

Part 1: Skills

  • The 4 categories of skills, each of which has a different value on the hiring market

  • Minimum requirements for graduates to succeed in entry-level labor market - and why this is the first major barrier to success

  • Role of advanced and emerging skills

  • Why understanding talent/aptitude/competency on a deep level is important

Part 2: Career Management

  • What young adults should accomplish from a career development perspective

  • The importance of having and developing a career identity

  • Common personal barriers that cause young adults to be their own worst enemy

  • Basics for conducting an effective job-search, and why common approach of going online is ineffective

Part 3: Leveraging Research

  • How young adults can use their greatest strengths to gain competitive advantages on the hiring market

  • How to use th internet as a tool of discovery, exploration and empowerment

  • List of effective online resources

  • Julie LaCroix's 10-step model for career development​

Curriculum Designers

Dr. Wallace Walrod

Ph.D in regional economics, labor market expert and unofficial "business guru" of Orange County

Julie LaCroix

Master's in Educational Clinical Counseling, certified Master Career Counselor with the NCDA and specialist in career development

Petersen Donald Walrod

President of Qidian, Inc., economic researcher, certified NCDA Scholar

 
 
The Inside Story on the College Journey

2-hour workshop on why Skills Gaps in the hiring market are something parents should worry about, a deep analysis of how they affect young adults, and practical corrective action that can be taken

Location

5151 California Avenue, Irvine 92617 at The Vine

Date

November 1st 

Time

6-8PM

Price

$49

Curriculum

Part 1: The Value of a College Education

  • Latest analyses of the economic value of a college education

  • Alternatives to college education and the increased scrutiny of the traditional 4-year institution over the last 5 years

  • Basic, practical consideration for choosing a college

  • Concept of college "ROI" and other metrics for quality of college

Part 2: Major Choice and Classes

  • Impacts of major choice on student engagement, including value of specific knowledge bases

  • Major requirements and their impact on class choices and planning

  • Classic mistakes that students on class choices and planning

  • How to think about the big picture of skill development on class choices and planning

Part 3: College Life

  • Why most students are unknowingly forfeiting thousands of dollars of value every month

  • Why, if you were to walk into the classroom of your son or daughter, you may not be very happy

  • Vital aspects of career development that students frequently neglect

  • An open discussion on how parents can balance guidance with independence

Curriculum Designers

Dr. Wallace Walrod

Ph.D in regional economics, labor market expert and unofficial "business guru" of Orange County

Julie LaCroix

Master's in Educational Clinical Counseling, certified Master Career Counselor with the NCDA and specialist in career development

Petersen Donald Walrod

President of Qidian, Inc., economic researcher, certified NCDA Scholar

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