For the college-bound student or job-seeking graduate, gazing into the crystal ball of your life can sometimes be as clear as mud.
“The system today is extremely challenging because students live very structured lives, and they live at home,” says Rachel Gogos. “But when students go to college, the world becomes their oyster.”
Gogos is founder and CEO of MyPath101.com, a Pittsburgh-based membership website navigating college and beyond. The company provides career counseling tools to assist students in figuring out who they are and where they need to go.
The site is the product of a team of experts in higher education, career coaching and journalism who have an equity stake in the product with one goal in mind—to help students find their most fulfilling path in life, she says.
Launched in 2012, the curriculum is presented in several modules that focus on different areas—an identity profile, reputation management and career marketing. University of Pittsburgh, a collegiate client, is using MyPath to assist students seeking career and course services.
“You have to do some soul-searching to be able to answer these questions,” says Gogos. “It winds up being a very powerful decision making tool.”
But in the end, it can save families the cost of seeking professional counseling. The membership sells for $247 a year. Students work at their own pace.
And here’s a bonus: Starting Monday May 19th and continuing through May 27, college graduates can qualify for a free one-month trial by posting a photo of themselves holding their diploma on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #mypath101.com. Check it out!
“MyPath empowers students to have a structure in place to navigate their path through college and beyond,” Gogos says. “They can graduate on time, with the least debt possible, and land in a fulfilling career path.”