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Episode 30: Introducing Students to Different Professions with Guest Jennifer Severini-Kresock



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What does a psychologist really do? How does one become a psychiatrist? What courses should students take in college if they want to be an engineer? Are there any professional organizations students should join to gain a better understanding of certain professions? Jennifer Severini-Kresock, a college and career counseling consultant has conducted interviews with over 35+ professionals and created videos to allow her students an opportunity to learn more about what these jobs entail. Her guests answer what they wish they knew before they attended college. They also share with Jennifer helpful resources, advice and lessons learned based on their experiences. Jennifer joins us today to explain why she started her quest and the benefits she and her students have experienced already based on these videos.



Key Takeaways:

  • Shadowing as a means of exposure and exploring possibilities
  • How to Use Professional Organizations and The Occupational Outlook Handbook as key resources
  • Curating a college list and choosing a major based on real-life observations
  • Different pathways within a profession
  • Knowing what you don’t want is important too
  • Recommendations for seniors in high school who want to shadow professionals
  • Choosing a school with many of your interests, not just one
  • Advice for the Class of 2021


Important Resources and Links:

NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates

Facebook: @NEPACareerandco

Twitter: @NEPACareerandCo

O* NET Online

Teen Life

Meet Jennifer Severini-Kresock

Jennifer Severini-Kresock is the founder and lead counselor at NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, an educational consulting firm that provides comprehensive college guidance, from traditional application help to college auditions and recruitment. As the lead counselor, Jennifer brings her passion for helping to mold ideal college candidates. After over 20 years as a high school guidance director in the public school system, Jennifer recognized the need for individualized college consulting. In addition to her position at NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, Jennifer has lectured on the university level and has been cited for her professional excellence by several organizations in the industry. 


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