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39% of recent college grads are working in jobs that did NOT require a college degree.  Source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2020

Avoid the "Slippery Slope" Start to College

Not knowing a good career and related major when starting college can lead to 6+years plus to graduation, high student debt and an unhappy career.

The Slippery Slope:
Pick the wrong major and change 1 to 3 times

Initially know the best career and major for you

It's Better When You're Happy

College and your career can be much more fun in a major you are good at, passionate about, and confident in. Academic floundering is the number-one cause of college unhappiness.

The Slippery Slope:
Unhappy college student, less interested in classes, lower grades

Happy college student, more engaged, better college experience

Changing Majors Hurts Critical Internships

"Premier employers in many of the most competitive fields hire entry-level, full-time candidates almost exclusively through their internship programs."

The Slippery Slope:
Get no important internships, or unrelated internships

Get 2 or even 3 solid internships

Changing Majors Costs Time

Changing your major contributes to the average two extra years needed to graduate

The Slippery Slope:
Take 6+ years to graduate

Graduate in 4 years and start your career

Head Start vs Late Start

Delaying graduation by two years also delays your first job and salary by two years. Those lost years mean lost earning potential.

The Slippery Slope:
Lose your earning potential for two years

Start working and earning, potentially $70K to $150K

Changing Majors Costs Money

Those two added years is a main cause for high student debt. "Administrators at Temple University and University of Texas at Austin, for example, told researchers that 2 extra years at their campuses increase debt by nearly 70 percent among students who borrow."

The Slippery Slope:
More student debt is due to these extra 2 years

Graduate with no to very low debt

Missing Out on Mentors

When you change majors you do not have continuity to build important relationships with professors and at internships.

The Slippery Slope:
Few or no career-related mentors or networks

Easily develop career-related mentors and networks

Solid Internships Can Lead to Better Jobs

Even before the pandemic, it took graduates without internships an average of 7 months to get hired. 40% of graduates had to settle for a job not requiring a degree.

The Slippery Slope:
Take 7 months on average to get a job, with a 40% probability it will not require a degree

Get a good job at graduation

Find the Best Fit for You

The PATH2 program helps you determine your best-suited career with the highest income and wages for grads with internships are higher.

The Slippery Slope:
Begin your career at $30 to $50K/year

Begin your career at $50 to $90K/year

Enjoy Your Work vs Collect a Paycheck

College graduates in majors they are good at and passionate about are most likely to be those with internships. They're also more likely to be in the nearly 1/3 of workers who are engaged and happy.

The Slippery Slope:
Be part of the 69% of workers who are unengaged and unhappy

Be in the 31% of employees who are more engaged and happy at work

Avoid the Job Turnover Carousel

U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics show that about 41% of U.S. workers change jobs every year. In addition, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Mental Health America and the Faas Foundation show that about 70% of workers are so unhappy in their jobs that they are looking to change. The net effect of unhappy workers and the yearly turnover rate shows that the typical unhappy worker changes jobs about every 3 years.

The Slippery Slope:
Change Jobs every 3 Years

Only change jobs to take advantage of promotions

Set Yourself Up for Success

Graduates who don't have jobs they are good at or work they're passionate about can end up frequently changing jobs, lose a lifetime of pay for: 1) Their worth in their best career; and 2) the opportunity for promotions. This amounts to a lost opportunity to earn $20K or more than $50K per year, or $800K to $1.5 million+ over a 40-year career.

The Slippery Slope:
Miss opportunities to earn higher income during your career

Make $800K to $1.5+ million more throughout your career

The End Result

With the PATH2 Program, you can plan better to enjoy your college experience and be happy at work for 40+ years, likely with a much higher income.

Determine a Career You’ll Be Great at and Enjoy!

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