I wanted to suggest a resource that I’ve been playing around with, and found helpful.
The College Board site has a product called “My Road” that is kinda cool – its components include:
- Personality testing
- Career exploration
- College search
I like it for the first three aspects, but make up your OWN mind, for the love of all things holy!
My idea is that it’s a heckuva lot easier to pick a suitable college if you spend time on what the H-E double hockey-sticks you’re going to do with the NEXT 40, not just four, years.
No, I don’t expect anyone to answer the 100-odd questions and walk away with the rest of their life etched in stone, but it’s a good starting point!
Let me know what you think!
P.S. The cost is only about 20 bucks, which I like too!
P.P.S. Many, not all, high schools use “Naviance” college planning software. Naviance has a similar exercise, which I don’t think is as good, but will certainly suffice. In other words, I don’t think you need to do both. Check with your high school guidance counselor to see if you can access the personality and career inventories in Naviance.