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Preparing students for a successful transition from high school to adulthood
Jennifer Warren is a motivational speaker and Certified Career Coach with a special focus on college and career planning for young adults. Her program walks students through the big decisions they’ll be making in the years after high school and offers practical tips on how to make their future goals reality.
Her programs address key issues students are facing such as:
-Choosing a career that is both profitable & personally satisfying
-Current trends in the job market, and
-Increasing marketability and success in college and on the job.
The focus on college and career preparedness has been increasing in the past few years as high schools are seeking ways to better prepare students for life after graduation. Schools that have implemented college and career planning programs report an increase in student ownership of academic achievement, graduation rates, and number of students attending college after graduation.
Jennifer inspires students to take ownership for their future and be proactive in preparing for the years ahead. Jennifer works with high schools, colleges, youth organizations, and at risk students to present entertaining and relevant workshops that help students reach their unique potential as adults.
For more information, or to book Jennifer to speak at your next student assembly,
"Jennifer is right on the money with her advice for teens- and they listen to her because she is close to them in age and is able to relate to them on a teen level. I highly recommend her!"
- Kerry S.- High School Teacher
Motivational Speaker & Career Coach
for High School and College students
Statistics on Today's Youth:
Approximately 68% of state prison inmates dropped out of high school.
Unemployement rates as of January 2013
Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
Associate’s degree or some college: 7.0%
High school graduates with no college: 8.1%
High School Dropout: 12.0%
Many college students change majors three to five times- extending the four year degree to closer to six years.
Approximately 40% of college graduates are unable to find a job in their chosen profession and take jobs in unrelated fields.
The average college student graduates with about $25,000 of student loans.