College & High School Students

Choosing a college major or career field of interest is one of the most common problems that high school and college students face. Over 60% of students change their major at least once, and it is not unusual for students to change their major more than once! However, developing a strategic information gathering plan and creating specific actionable goals can help students minimize choices, save time, and focus on their future accomplishments.

The process that McWillie Career Directions uses with college and high school students includes:


  • Administration and interpretation of formal assessments: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO/B Leadership Assessment
  • Informal assessments and skills identification based on hobbies, interests, favorite classes, and any previous work or volunteer experience

Career/Major Research

  • Utilization of career-planning and occupational information systems to research career choices, as well as what majors are associated with various careers
  • Employment and labor market information from local, state, and national resources
  • Exploratory activities and assignments related to careers of interest, which may include additional research, informational interviews, shadowing, volunteering, or part-time jobs

College Application

  • Location of colleges and academic programs that meet the student’s areas of interest
  • Assistance in completing the application process and submitting competitive personal statements and other application essays


  • Determination of the classes needed to meet the degree requirements or career interests of the student, as well as the appropriate order and/or time frame in which to complete them