March 17, 2013
-- Graham Chandler Associates, a Lawrence, Kansas-based company, is on a mission. They have recently launched a web application to help students find the right college, career, and life path based on their personal interests. It's a one-of-a-kind service that has just launched and is looking for students and schools to help spread the word.
Grown Up Me (www.grownupme.com)
helps high school students think realistically with regard to student debt, personal expenses, and salary expectations. The program is independent and unbiased when delivering career and college recommendations. A student signs up and is transported to an interactive activity that asks highly targeted questions to help plan for their future. Based on responses to these questions, a student can see how much they can expect to make throughout their life, and if that amount lines up with the amount they will spend to keep up with their intended lifestyle. Based on that information, a student can decide whether or not the field of study they want to pursue in college will allow them to live happily and comfortably.
The company is seeking high schools interested in taking part in a free beta test of the application with its senior or junior class. For more information about the beta test, visit http://www.grownupme.com/beta-test
beta-test). A school will be selected April 1st. The selected school will receive access to the Grown Up Me web app for each student in its class for up to one year, with one license for each student.
Grown Up Me was developed in response to a lack of useful career guidance tools for high school students. Grown Up Me guides students to career and education opportunities that fulfill their personal and professional goals. It provides specific results that go beyond generic career directions of "business", "marketing", "engineering"
, or "social sciences". This, paired with a financial budget, provides comprehensive information to help high school students consider their future.