Purdue program puts teens on right path

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – High school students who do not know what to do after graduation can now get help from a program at Purdue. The Career Assessment Service is giving students insight into what careers are best suited for them.

Ph.D students in the College of Education at Purdue evaluate teens with a series of tests. Personality, intelligence and personal preference are some of the data collected to assess what career might be best for the client.

Assistant professor Eric Deemer said if a teenager knows their strong points, they will choose a career path and stick to it.

“It provides a good comparison for the people who take these tests. They are actually being compared to people who are in their fields and are satisfied with their occupation. So, it gives them a pretty good indication of how satisfied they might be in that career,” Deemer said.

The assessments are held at Beering Hall on Purdue’s Campus. There is a fee for the service.

To find out more information on the program, click here.

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