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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Nov 19, 2019

While life after high school should be one of the most important considerations for teens and the adults that support them, too many kids choose default paths because they don’t know the depth and breadth of options before them. Amy and Mike invited school counselor Andrea House to discuss the vital importance of pathway planning for high schoolers.

 What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What does pathway planning mean to a high schooler?
  2. What are career clusters, and how do they inform pathway planning?
  3. Why is having a path in mind so important when considering life after college?
  4. What tools and resources facilitate pathway planning?
  5. How many different options can and should students consider?


Andrea House is celebrating her 12th year as a school counselor at Wheatland Chili Central School District. In her work with students in grades 6 through 12, she’s come to see students struggle with making decisions about their future. Her district has a career and college program that they utilize to help determine career cluster of interest to students with a goal of helping students see where interest, skills, and personality come together. All are important to pay attention to in a future career.

Andrea is currently involved in a variety of school counselor groups that focus on best practices and helping students make the most of their time in high school, discovering their interest areas and exploring within various career pathways.

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