Eric, a senior at Beaufort High School is creative.
He studies digital game design and is interested in coding. But his true passion is photography.
Eric, whom we met while speaking to Seth Konoza’s Game Design class at Beaufort High, is considering a number of college programs, with Full Sail the leader in the clubhouse.
But what Eric has already done to this point, by raising his hand and saying this is who I am, and this is what I want to be, is an incredible achievement.
The C'reer leadership was thrilled to meet with students from Beaufort High to receive their feedback about C'reer.
While we received a lot of valuable feedback (maybe you should consider adding more filters?); and were asked some fairly common questions (how can I get it to tell me which is the best party school?); we also felt several of the hypotheses we've based the build of C'reer on were indeed validated.
For instance, would today's high school students rather take this sort of personality and career assessment on their phones rather then on one of the desktop options offered in schools throughout the country? The answer was a resounding yes!
Do students like that through C'reer they can share their profile and career results with mom and dad as a way to validate what will be a huge family decision? Again, yes!
Back to Eric, he completed his C'reer personality assessment Tuesday morning, and yes it recommended photography for him.
C'reer's discussion with the Beaufort High School class was facilitated by Karen Gilbert, director of Career & Technology Education for the Beaufort County School District.
“The Game Design students at Beaufort High School were excited to try out C’reer and gave it a thumbs up," Gilbert said. "They determined the app was easy to download and they were able to see the results of their career interests within a matter of minutes. Part of my role is to help young people make the transition from school to career and making sure they’re college ready. C’reer will definitely be a tool that we’ll explore further.”