Sep 12, 2016

Why Interests Don’t Work Well for College or Career Planning

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:46+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Individuals|0 Comments

Consultants in the college and career planning industry often use assessment instruments to help the students choose a career direction, or sometimes even a specific career. The most common types of assessments used are ones that measure interests. The problem with using this type of tool is that they don't work very [...]

Feb 11, 2016

Texas’ Top 10% Rule Back in the News

By | 2016-02-11T17:53:46+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Individuals|0 Comments

University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven is now on board against the Top 10% rule in Texas. His comments were included in a Jan 22 article in The Texas Tribune that covered his comments in front of state governmental boards saying that the rule to allow automatic admission to the Top 10% [...]

May 27, 2014

Get Over Being A Sugar Cookie

By | 2014-05-27T21:32:27+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander U. S. Special Operations Command and Navy Seal spoke last week at the U of Texas Commencement Address. The motto of the Austin campus is, "What starts here changes the world", and Admiral McRaven used this motto as the theme of his speech. In Seal [...]

May 25, 2014

Don’t Be Afraid of the Circus

By | 2015-12-12T20:25:37+00:00 May 25th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

In this season of graduation ceremonies and speeches, I decided to share some of the encouragement I heard given to students as they move on to their next phase of life. At the University of Texas combined graduation ceremony on May 17, Admiral William H McRaven, Commander U. S. Special [...]

May 22, 2014

How Much Was a Talent Worth?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

Almost everyone has heard of the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-18). I heard the story so many times growing up that I didn't pay much attention to the details.  You probably know the story: A man was about to go on a journey, and before he left he gave [...]

May 19, 2014

Interests are Over-rated!

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

By Mike McCormack One of my biggest pet peeves is how much emphasis young adults (and many consultants) put on interests when making career choices. It is also amazing how many assessment instruments there are for interests – and how many people think they are just as important as talents [...]