College Students/Grads

Congratulations! You are in college – 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 post-graduation.

Why Hire a College Coach?

Your perfect path comes from you. If needed, we’ll help you find that path. We assist and navigate you smoothly through each step of the journey toward your goals.

Our coaches offer invaluable tips for student success, time management, and goal setting. We also help you choose your major/career path and prepare for internships and landing a job. We’ll 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 in four years — the majority take six years.

If you are looking to transfer to another college, – you are not alone. According to a 2010 report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, nearly one in three students transfer. Once you have determined that it makes sense to transfer, ensure you create a smart fit college list, which incorporates your major and career interests. College is a unique opportunity in life. Make sure you are attending a school where you can have a positive college and educational experience.

Our Coaching Style

We provide customized coaching to help you create your own college and career path.  You are in the driver’s seat; we serve as a personal navigator and facilitator.

Services

Student Success Coaching

Learn how to apply proven techniques to help raise your GPA, starting with goal setting. Areas covered include academic study tips for memorization, note taking, reading effectively and efficiently, and even test taking, We’ll help you learn how to combat test anxiety and to improve your test taking skills. We will also show you how to manage your time, to say “no,” and to prioritize; having these skills will be invaluable.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Our customized coaching will help you learn more about yourself, discover your values, and uncover what is important to you. What is your personality type? What is your optimal learning style? What are your strengths, and how can you use them to your advantage? What are your weaknesses, and how can you improve and further develop them? What is your purpose or passion in life? What are your goals (short term and long term)? What is your vision for your future? How do you get there? We’ll help you uncover these answers for your own self-discovery.

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  • Time Management and Priority Setting:Effectively managing time, setting priorities, learning to say no, and finding balance are important skills for student and life success. Good time management helps you attain your goals. Do you find yourself procrastinating, and leaving important or difficult tasks for last? Are you a perfectionist or an over achiever to the point that you have little time to relax, have fun or even sleep? Do you have a hard time saying “no” to others? Do your assignments or grades suffer due to poor planning or organizational skills? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then take some time out for time management tips!e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111
  • Financial Management:Learn how to create a budget, balance your check book, avoid getting into trouble with debt or credit cards, and even to save money! Creating a budget will help you know how much you need to earn to support yourself in the style you want, which will then help you negotiate a salary or evaluate job offers. Knowing how to manage your finances is a skill that will pay off for the rest of your life.e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Besides taking some time out for a well-deserved break, summer is also the ideal time to explore, learn, earn money, or make a difference – while building your resume at the same time. We’ll help you with applications, resumes, networking/job search strategies, essays for summer programsletters of recommendation, and more. Community service and gap programs are other ideal summer activities. Let us help you find or create service learning opportunities that will give you a chance to practice your leadership and/or “thinking outside of the box” skills.

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After offering tips to make sure you know college do’s and don’ts, we make recommendations to help you have a full college experience, while building your resume. We’ll help you choose a major that is best for you, to help you ensure you are positioned to graduate in four years. We offer student success coaching to boost your GPA. We’ll prepare you to study abroad or land internships. Choices and actions taken during college directly impact your choices and options after college. We’ll help you get where you want to go in a timely, strategic manner.

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Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to college! Our coaching sessions will help you hit the ground running, and help ensure you stay on the right track. Note that only 39% of collegiate students graduate within four years — the majority take six years. We’ll give you tools and tips for a variety of areas: from living with roommates, and dealing with the party scene, to navigating the college terrain (resources, requirements, activities). We’ll also help you strategically plan ahead for study abroad opportunities, and internships/jobs. Our coaching and tips can help save you time and money, reduce your stress, and help you have a wonderful and successful college experience.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

For most students, choosing a major and career can be overwhelming; the sooner you choose your major(s) and/or minor(s), the better. This will help you graduate within four years (only 39% do so, according to the NCES), which will cut down on tuition costs and enable you to launch your post-graduation plans sooner. We systematically help you on your quest, starting with selfdiscovery to define your values, goals, personality type, learning styles, and strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also help you assess the outlook of your field(s) of interest, and help you set up and conduct informational interviews and/or job shadowing. Our coaching provides you with the tools to investigate and choose your major and career options wisely

Career Pre-Launch

For most students, choosing a major and career can be overwhelming; the sooner you choose your major(s) and/or minor(s), the better. This will help you graduate within four years (only 39% do so, according to the NCES), which will cut down on tuition costs and enable you to launch your post-graduation plans sooner. We systematically help you on your quest, starting with self-discovery to define your values, goals, personality type, learning styles, and strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also help you assess the outlook of your field(s) of interest, and help you set up and conduct informational interviews and/or job shadowing. Our coaching provides you with the tools to investigate and choose your major and career options wisely.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Your resume and cover letter are two single pages of paper that represent you and are keys that may open future doors. They must be impeccable. Word choice is critical, as these documents will serve to market you in a customized manner, with the objective to prompt the recipient to contact you. Our coaches work closely with you to produce sharp, compelling, and succinct documents that have a pleasing message and layout. Ensure that your resume, cover letters, and recommendation requests are perfect to help you get the results you want.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Finding internships and jobs is challenging in the current competitive market. Do you know what it takes to stand out and get the job? We do. Our coaches will help you create a plan to market yourself, provide assistance with your resumes, cover letters, and recommendation requests, give you networking and social media tips, and encouragement to “put yourself out there” in a systematic manner. You will be well prepared and confident through our mock interview sessions as well. Give yourself every advantage to get that job!

 e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

The best way to make a great impression during an interview is to practice, practice, practice! Not only will this increase your self-confidence, but you will also be well prepared as a result of the number and variety of practice questions your friendly college coach will throw at you. We’ll help you create a “60 second commercial” for the favorite question, “So, tell me about yourself”. We will also give you feedback on how to improve your interview responses, including the importance of body language. You will learn how to sell yourself by providing specific examples, and by putting yourself in the interviewer’s shoes. You will benefit from practicing these interviewing skills for the rest of your life!

 e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

College Transfer Applications

Creating a well-thought out college list is one of the most important and complex steps in the college admissions process. According to a 2010 report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, nearly one in three students transfer. Transfers are costly in terms of credits and time lost, not to mention having to start over socially and readjust to college life. Therefore, it is critical to create a personalized smart fit college list so that you will be excited about every school. Creating the list begins with self-discovery–then we help you choose possible majors and careers. Next, our coaches help you find your smart-fit college criteria through assessments and discussions. Finally, all of these filters and criteria are used to produce a complete list of schools that fall within three categories: reach (hard to get into), target, and likely schools (where acceptance and scholarships are likely). We help you greatly decrease your chances of being part of the transfer student statistics, while increasing the likelihood of attending a school where you can have a positive college and educational experience.

Your academic/activity resume and cover letter are two single pages of paper that represent you and are keys that may open future doors. They must be impeccable. Word choice is extremely important, as these documents showcase your personal accomplishments to meet your objectives. Our coaches work closely with you to produce sharp, compelling and succinct documents that have a pleasing message, as well as a pleasing layout. Create your resume now, and keep it up for use throughout your life.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Your personal statement and college essays are extremely important components of your application, along with your college list. Essays often replace personal interviews, which frequently are not possible due to the high numbers of college applicants. Your essay provides the admissions officer a chance to get to know you through your written voice. Your essay is your opportunity to share who you are, while making a favorable and unique impression. Our coaches will help you brainstorm topics and approaches to help you get started; later, we offer a second set of expert eyes for writing that is flawless, and memorably expressive.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

We help you ensure that your college list applications are flawlessly and optimally completed. We’ll navigate you through the maze of early applications choices, and help you evaluate your options to maximize your chances of acceptances and merit scholarships. We also help you ensure that all pieces of your application are complete, and remind you to stay ahead of the multiple deadlines, to minimize your stress. Our goal is to help you have more college choices, with less stress.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

The best way to make a great impression during your admissions interview — whether it occurs at a college fair, on campus or via Skype — is to practice, practice, practice! This will increase your self-confidence, and will, more importantly, help you be prepared, due to the number and variety of practice questions your friendly college coach will throw at you. We will help you create a “60 second commercial” for the favorite question “So, tell me about yourself.” We will also give you feedback on how to improve your interview responses, including the importance of body language. You will learn how to demonstrate the value that you would bring to the campus by providing specific examples, and by putting yourself in the interviewer’s shoes. You will benefit from practicing interviewing skills, not only for college admissions, but for internship and job searches as well!

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Colleges often automatically award merit scholarships that are based on your test scores, college application, resume, andessays. However, many colleges also offer additional scholarships that provide significant financial and/or program opportunities (i.e. honors or scholars). We will help you determine if you are a good candidate for full-ride scholarships, that if awarded, can be applied to the school of your choice. Our coaches will help you find and complete timely and polished scholarship applications to improve your chances of free money awards, whether just a few hundred dollars or tens of thousands of dollars. Scholarship application requirements vary; in addition to an application form, most require essays,resumes, and letters of recommendation. Ensure your scholarship application is the best possible: the potential financial awards are great!

 e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Gap Year Programs

Whether you are already accepted to a college or currently attending college, taking a break from your academics can make sense. Gap years or semesters, provide students time to figure out or test majors/careers, and a chance to broaden skills, while completing service learning projects. College admissions can usually be deferred as admissions officers and employers alike look favorably upon meaningful service learning work. There are numerous domestic and international programs, with varying costs and competitiveness. We also help students create their own gap opportunities. Find out if a gap program makes sense for you.

e-mail info@launchphase2.com or call 720-340-8111

Complimentary Services

  • No Obligation Launch Readiness Assessment for one hour
  • Information on scholarships
  • Coaching to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students

Coaching Packages & Rates

  • FREE– 1 hour Launch Readiness Assessment
  • $150– 1 hour coaching session
  • $700– 5 hour coaching block
  • $2,025– 15 hour coaching block
  • Internship/Job Search Document Packages Available – Contact us to learn more.

Note: Customized flat rate packages and monthly payment plans available upon request.
A limited number of need-based scholarships available upon application and acceptance.

Gift certificates for college/career success coaching are a wonderful gift for your family or friends. Email us for more info.

Request a Complimentary Launch Readiness Meeting by calling 720-340-8111, or e-mail info@launchphase2.com