College Admissions & Career Launch Coaching
Why Hire a College Coach?
Attending college is a unique and wonderful milestone in life that sets the stage for future success. But the stakes are high; the cost of attendance can be one of the top expenses incurred in life ($60,000 – $220,000), second only to the cost of owning a house. College coaching is a smart investment that helps you make informed decisions, save time and reduce stress. We will help you maximize your pre-college, college and post-college success.
High School Students
The high school years prepare students and set the stage for college. Whether they know it or not, students start laying the groundwork for their college choices and options in the 9th grade. Besides ensuring student success, and making the most of high school to build your academic and activity resume, this is the time to find and create your future path, – a path that comes from you.
The junior year of high school is the ideal time to work on the college admissions process and creating your smart fit college list. Our coaches help you stay ahead of the multiple deadlines — from test prep, to college fairs, visits and interviews, to applications and essays as well as scholarship applications. We provide individualized coaching to assist and navigate you smoothly throughout each step of the journey, toward your goals, to launch your phase2 successfully.
Middle School Students
Middle school is the ideal time for students to plan for high school and success. This is the time when students begin to have more choices such as curriculum (IB, AP or Classical), clubs, and sports. These choices lay the foundation for the next few years. We offer coaching to help students evaluate their options to make the best individual choices as well as assistance for student success and self-discovery (i.e. values, goals, and interests that may lead to possible majors in the future).
Congratulations college students, you are in your phase2! Hopefully you are stretching, exploring, thriving, and having a full college experience. As you well know, college is expensive, but your degree will be an indispensable asset for your future and career successes. You have many choices and opportunities, so choose wisely, and take advantage of this unique time in your life as you pave the way for your future options and your successful post-graduation launch.
Ensure your success in college and beyond. Our coaches help you plan so that you can graduate within four years to save both time and money. Note that only 38% of collegiate students graduate within four years — the majority take six years. For some college students, it makes good sense to take a break from college to pursue a meaningful gap experience; we can help with this.
Our coaches offer invaluable tips for student success, time management, and goal setting. We also help you choose your major(s) wisely, and prepare for your internship and job search, including resumes and cover letters as well as mock interview practice.
Our Coaching Style
Our holistic coaching helps boost the individual potential of each student. We help students understand their choices, and the best steps to follow in order to reach their desired destination. We help students prepare and plan for their successful launch. We offer college success coaching to students at various educational stages: middle school, high school and college.
Going through the college application process can be overwhelming and stressful. It is easy to miss steps, easy to overlook opportunities, and easy to make mistakes. Using the coaching services of launchphase2 will help students stay on track, make deadlines, make critical decisions, and produce an outstanding application that college administrators will notice.–P. Carol Jones, Author of "Toward College Success: Is Your Teenager Ready, Willing & Able"
Launchphase2 has been an invaluable asset for me during my gap year. It was serendipity that my mother discovered them through a newspaper article. Luckier still was my opportunity to be educated in life skills and lessons: I learned how to write a resume & cover letter, prepare for a job interview through mock interviewing, what internships & jobs to apply for, and how to build connections. Without this timely help, I would be struggling in a quagmire of service learning quandaries, without any purpose to my days, and without any source of income. I definitely recommend launchphase2 to anyone in middle school, high school, or college!–Josie B., Smith College Student
It was awesome how quickly launchphase2's college coach helped me choose my major and minor over Christmas break. I was able to change my college schedule for the second semester. This will save me time and money, and I’m really excited about my major and future plans! Thank you!–Daniel C., Colorado Mesa University Student
Starting from my very first meeting, I have been learning many new things from my coach that I had no idea about. I am so glad I am getting advice for the next two years, until I graduate from high school. Launchphase2 is helping me with my college plans and future.–Crystal M.
My coach helped me with my job search process after I graduated from undergrad, and made that stressful time easier. My coach prepared me for interviews by having mock interviews via Skype: I cannot tell you how helpful that was for my confidence. I also got great advice on my resume and cover letters, and I got the job i wanted. I later decided to pursue a graduate degree and apply for fellowships--a daunting and stressful task, as it required hours of diligent investigation and writing skills. So I reached out to my coach again. She helped me stay focused and to approach these problems with a step-by-step approach. My coach has given me professional, caring and compassionate guidance. She has helped me be successful, and I feel others will be as lucky to have a launchphase2 coach as I was.–Humera S., B.A. University of San Diego '12
Launchphase2 has helped my son and me navigate through the confusing world of grants, loans, scholarships, and financial aid. He is more confident now of applying to his choice of schools.–Elizabeth M.
My college coach gave me excellent student success tips when I started college. I had a great college experience, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and am now working in my dream career! I think launchphase2 is a wonderful program to help high school students in this way. Timely advice can make all the difference -- it did for me.–Kristin G.
I currently attend CSU, a great university, but my freshman year was not what I hoped it would be. My college coach helped me narrow down colleges I would rather attend based on available majors, along with tuition costs and other important factors when looking at transferring schools. Together we were able to select a handful of intriguing places: she also helped me find a new college. Additionally, my coach helped me with job search tips, and I got a job in my field. Launchphase2 has been extremely helpful!–Caroline B., CSU
My career coach helped me walk into all of my interviews feeling prepared and confident. With her help, I was offered a dream job in finance. My coach went above and beyond to ensure my success. I highly recommend launchphase2 to anyone looking to land their dream job.–Turner P., Duke University
If only we had known about launchphase2 earlier! My daughter struggled to figure out which university she wanted to attend, as well as what major she wanted to pursue. After a transfer, and obtaining a BS in a major she quickly found out she didn't enjoy, launchphase2 has helped her in so many ways. It’s been a long road, but she has settled on a career that she is very excited about. From seminars to interview coaching, launchphase2 provided professional advice, encouragement and confirmation. Thank you! –Nancy Harwood