One Step at a Time: A Career Compass Student Story

One Step at a Time: A Career Compass Student Story

Jake Vincent is a sophomore at Nicholls State University who we first met years ago when he was senior at H.L. Bourgeois High School in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. We caught up with him on a visit to his old high school and asked him to share his thoughts about Career Compass.

 

We Wish You a Merry Coach-Mas!

We Wish You a Merry Coach-Mas!

This month, College & Career Coach Ashley LeSaicherre spreads her special brand of holiday cheer to our faithful blog audience.

Making the Grade

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Making the Grade

This month, College & Career Coach Ashley LeSaicherre digs into how students’ choices in high school have an impact on their post-secondary options. She teamed up with Robin Tullier, Career Compass College & Career Awareness Seminar Supervisor, to share some advice on how to approach the new school year.

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Impact by the Numbers: Our Year in Review

Impact by the Numbers: Our Year in Review

It's been a record year! We present some of our top statewide statistics, celebrating the hard work and achievements of our students, and the dedication of our College & Career coaches. Read more...

Introducing the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Graduates of 2016-2017

Introducing the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Graduates of 2016-2017

Entering its ninth year, the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Program, administered by Career Compass of Louisiana, has transformed the lives of 77 Greater Baton Rouge area students who would not have otherwise followed their dreams to college. To date, the program has produced 31 college graduates, including those in our newest class. Read more...

Financial Aid and Ordering Pizza: It’s the Same (Sort Of)

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Financial Aid and Ordering Pizza: It’s the Same (Sort Of)

Paying for college or any post-secondary training is like making or ordering a pizza.  Did we just blow your mind? Both involve a bunch of options (Do I want pepperoni today? Should I go out-of-state?), and both require decisions to be made. Pizza and college go hand-in-hand, right? Read more...

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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

We’re about to let you in on a secret. Not only is Career Compass Louisiana’s leading college and career access organization, but we also administer the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Fund in partnership with the Boo Grigsby Foundation. Through this partnership, we’ve empowered dozens of Louisiana students to make their post-secondary dreams come true. Read about two of our winners here!

What We Want to Be When We Grow Up: A New Vision for Career Compass

What We Want to Be When We Grow Up: A New Vision for Career Compass

Co-Founders and Executive Directors Julie Scott and Kacy Edwards discuss Career Compass of Louisiana's new vision for 2022. We always ask our some version of the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, we turned inward as an organization asked the same question of ourselves.  And as we do with our students, we created a step-by-step plan to get there.