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The Career Paths You Haven’t Considered

The Career Paths You Haven’t Considered

Since it’s College Major month in Career Compass’s world of social media (check out our Instagram for more), our student blogger, Sydney Scott, compiled a list of some career pathways you might have overlooked, not considered, or simply have never heard about!

A Dream Pursued

A Dream Pursued

Sydney Scott, a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University, continues her series on her life and times as a college student. This month, she discusses one of her personal heroes, Septima Clark, in honor of Black History Month.

Goal Setting, The Right Way

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Goal Setting, The Right Way

Sydney Scott, a college freshman, continues her series on her life and times as a college student. This month, she discusses how she goes about setting goals during a time of year when everyone is making (and breaking) New Year resolutions.

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Five Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Five Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Career Compass college & career coach Ashley LeSaicherre is back and ready for a brand new school year! In this installment of the blog, she thinks back on her high school years and shares her favorite back-to-school tips.

10 Things You Need to Know About the FAFSA

10 Things You Need to Know About the FAFSA

EVERYONE who's getting ready to go to college or career school should fill out the FAFSA form. Completing and submitting the form can be daunting, so Career Compass college & career coach Ashley LeSaicherre has compiled some of her favorite tips. 

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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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!

Getting S.M.A.R.T. About Your Goals

Getting S.M.A.R.T. About Your Goals

Welcome to 2017! January’s almost over, but this is still an ideal time for you to evaluate your goals for the coming months and get on track for a successful year. After you finish reading this blog, I want you to know the steps you can take to implement ideas into action. Here we go!