College Career Coaching

Can’t Decide?

Not sure the right career path for you, or which degree or certification to pursue? Is the entire college planning process overwhelming? I help define your career goal, understand curricular options and resources, and create a plan to ensure a successful outcome.

“Betsy was extremely helpful throughout my college searching process. She helped me make personal contacts with admissions personnel from various schools, and she prepared me for interviews with a list of specific questions. Overall, Betsy provided a calm environment for a situation that can easily become stressful.” -Carter in Virginia


  1. What’s the different between and college and a university? Colleges offer undergraduate degrees and universities offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The terms college and university are often used interchangeably.
  2. What is a Community College? Also referred to as Junior College, providing 2-year degree programs (associate degrees) and certifications. Community college costs less than a 4-year college or university. Many students attend community college and transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree.
  3. What is the difference between undergraduate and graduate degrees? Undergraduate degree programs lead to a 2-year associate’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Graduate programs lead to a master’s degree.
  4. Should I attend an online college or traditional brick and mortar college? Everyone’s situation is different in regards to which type of college is the best fit. Some factors in selecting online or on-site are what type of learner you are, what is your budget, do you work full-time and want to attend college when it’s convenient, is being part of a college environment and immersing into college life your main focus? No matter where you go to college, you get out of it what you put in it.
  5. What is a semester? A semester is typically 15-weeks, depending on the college or university. Semesters are broken down into fall, spring and summer, with summer semester being the shortest. Summer semesters are usually optional for the student to attend.
  6. What is a Study Abroad Program? Study Abroad Programs are typically part of a course of study within a college that occurs over a semester or may be shorter or longer. It offers you the opportunity to study and learn in another country and immerse in the culture.
  7. How do I figure out what I want to study in college? There are many career interest assessments available that allow you to explore your interests that match career fields. Informational interviews are a great way to talk with people working in career fields of interest to you. Job shadowing is another option.

Contact me to help define your career goal, understand curricular options and resources, and create a plan to ensure a successful outcome.

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