Career Coaching for Students™ provides a wealth of authoritative and up-to-date career and strategic higher education information in Student Resource Central™, the program's web-based student research resource center. We couldn't do this without more than a little help. We want to acknowledge and thank all of our resource partners.

Unlike other student career exploration programs, Career Coaching for Students™ takes a coach-approach and uses the same high-quality assessments used by employers to match people to jobs in the real world. Together, coaching and credible assessments create a significantly higher level of credibility and engagement for students. The result - students take personal ownership throughout this program.

Career Coaching for Students™ provides an incredible wealth of information about the student's personal talent, potential careers that match that talent and strategic education options to consider. We use a proprietary step-by-step process to enable the student to quickly narrow their world of opportunity to those specific careers the student is very likely to become passionate about. We use the term "probability". Our goal is to help the student stack the deck in favor of finding career enjoyment and success. This step-by-step process is driven 100% by the student, not by a job list generator.

Whether in high school or college, Career Coaching for Students™ enables the student to take control of their career planning journey. No other career program provides highly valid and reliable personal talent assessments, a coach-approach to support the student combined with vast resources on the web and a proprietary step-by-step method that makes doing the work enjoyable. 

Success Discoveries LLC would like to thank the following content partners:

Career Information

The U.S. Department of Labor maintains the most comprehensive and up-to-date databases of career information.  We provide several sites that offer career information but O*Net is certainly the standard for high-quality, reliable information. Career Coaching for Students™ uniquely combines several databases provided by the D.O.L. such as the O*NET® database, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and salary information at the national and state levels.

Career Assessments

The Career Planning Insights™ and Personal Motivation and Engagement™ assessments are developed and validated by TTI Success Insights, the world leader in personal and professional assessment tools. TTI Success Insights assessments are time-tested, updated for validity and reliability regularly and proven to provide solutions for today’s business challenges with selection, satisfaction and development of a company’s biggest asset – people. Career Coaching for Students™ leverages what thousands of companies already know - performance and satisfaction can be predicted.

The Career Planning Insights™ assessment is a DISC-based behavioral assessment. The Personal Motivation and Engagement™ assessment identifies a person's priorities much like Holland's R-I-A-S-E-C interest structure or the Strong Interest Inventory.

The key to TTI's success is the level of validity and reliability of their assessments. We are not aware of any other assessments provided as part of a comprehensive career exploration program for students that meet the high standards that TTI places on the quality of their assessments.

Colleges and Universities

Information about 7,000+ Colleges, universities and vocational learning institutions are available at the touch of a button due to the excellent web resources developed by best-in-class non-profit sites including the National Center for Education Statistics-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Services, College Board, U.S. News and World, University of Illinois, Princeton Review, Education-Portal.com and several other credible sources.

Career Clusters

We have links to the Career Clusters Institute and States' Career Clusters Initiative student pages for clusters and Pathways. All of the careers in each of the 16 Career Clusters are sub-grouped into Pathways. The number of Pathways per Cluster varies from two to seven. This organizational structure for presenting career areas are very helpful to a student. The key is to maintain the connection between career exploration, specific jobs and the student's personal talents.

The States’ Career Clusters Initiative (SCCI) is an initiative established under the National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) to provide Career Clusters as a tool for seamless transition from education to career in this era of changing workplace demands. SCCI helps states as they connect career technical education (CTE) to education, workforce preparation, and economic development. To this end, SCCI develops new products and promotes information-sharing, techniques, and methods to aid the development and implementation of Career Clusters within states. 

We see Career Clusters as an organized approach to researching careers by industry. For example, if you are interested in becoming an Accountant, which industry excites you? Some careers are very industry-related and the Career Clusters still has good value. The high school curriculum planners that were developed to support specific career clusters is an excellent resource as well.

Life Skills for Students™ E-Learning Program for the 21st Century

Life Skills for Students™ is a compilation of 12 personal soft skills (plus 4 bonus skill learning modules) that have been identified consistently in highly successful people, regardless of career path or educational path. The 12 skill e-learning modules were developed by TTI Success Insights more specifically for adults in the work world. We've developed them further for use with young adults.

Life Skills for Students learning modules serve and support the four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation), identified as 21st Century Skills by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Career Videos

Career Coaching for Students™ incorporates career videos that are provided by the One-Stop Career System Multimedia Career Video Library.

The career videos were developed and distributed by the Center for Occupational Employment Information (COEI) under a grant from America's Labor Market Information System (ALMIS), a program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA). They are designed to provide a brief, visual introduction to the world of work for a career. Other career video sites are also listed in Student Resource Central.

Other Resources (to see the full extent of resources we offer students, visit the Student Resource Central information page.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The Common Application Membership Association
National Association of Secondary School Principals
TED - TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It began in 1984 as an annual conference devoted to Technology, Entertainment and Design -- hence TED -- but TED's reach, and its scope, have become ever broader since then. TEDTalks cover science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. Speakers come from a wide variety of communities and disciplines.