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What Influences a Student Career Choice?

We may think that a student’s college and career choices are largely decided based on the high school experience. But recent data from the Student Research Foundation tells a more complicated story.

As this infographic depicts, high school experiences rank sixth, from a longer list of items, when it comes to influences of career path decisions for today’s high school students.   Please click the image to enlarge it.

CP21 2017 - Career Pathway Influences (S.9)

As we help our students and our own kids make important decisions regarding their futures, it is important we consider all of the influences impacting choices.  High school experiences are in the mix, along with other influences.