The traditional mindset of attending the best four-year college that would guarantee a top job for life has been replaced with continual higher education for twelve completely different careers for the working lifetime.
Technology forces work to re-invent itself and it is happening at an exponential rate-- companies plan six months in advance not 10 years. Many top jobs are gig work---done for a short time, then the expert moves on to help another company.
That means a whole new mindset--comprehending a new future of work that requires on-going college work not one expensive degree.. New planning is vital. Business, schools and colleges have come up with new planning tools but only about 20% of parents are using them.
Christie Barnes will bring you up to speed with the new changes and help you plan for this new future of work with her new book What Every Parent Needs to Know about College Admissions, on this website, at events nationwide and with personal education planning.
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Author, certified High School and College Career 'conversationalist,' BA Mount Holyoke College, Oxford grad work and MA Hons City University of London.
Christie Barnes is best known for her acclaimed Paranoid Parents Guide, countering perceived dangers with facts and statistics.
She was shocked to find that stellar students were not getting even adequate college and career outcomes--facts being drown out by college industry marketing hype and our tendancy to clinge to tradition and old methods of success.
Barnes got insider access to colleges and universities, insider access to government reports on "College for All" and Departments of Education, state and national. They made it possible for her to get certifications in high school, college and career planning initiatives for her upcoming book--to bring parents and teens new strategies for individualized academic and future career success.
She is the widow of Peter Barnes, British playwright, Oscar-nominated film writer (Enchanted April, The Ruling Class). She has triplet high school seniors and an older daughter in college