The Test Drive Your Future Experience is a 10-part online course and interactive community for high school students and their parents designed to help them make better decisions about college, career, and money.
The course includes:
- 10 core lessons based on the step-by-step career choice process from the book Test Drive Your Future, written by Beth & Jim Hood
- 20 guest interviews with professionals who love their careers
- Access to a private Facebook group to to ask questions and interact with instructors and other course participants
- Access for one parent or mentor to the course plus specific recommended Parent/Mentor Activities for every mile marker
- A chance to win a $500 scholarship for continuing education
You will get immediate access to all 10 lessons after signing up. No waiting!
You can sign up today for only $37.
Frequently Asked Questions:What is the course outline?How long will the course take to complete?Where can I get more information?How do I qualify for the scholarship?What if I can't afford the course?How is this different from the Career Choice Crash Course?
Here’s the Course Outline:
Section One: Figuring Out Who You Are
Mile Marker 1: Get The Big Picture
Get a “big picture” view of your life: the past, where you’ve come from; the present, where you are right now; and the future, what you really want out of life after graduation.
Mile Marker 2: Inspect Your Core Components
Identify your “core components,” the six essential elements that play a critical role in helping you choose a career that interests, inspires and fuels you.
Mile Marker 3: Analyze Your Style and Preferences
Identify those things that can take your future career choice from a great fit to a perfect fit by looking at your workplace, geographic, lifestyle, and salary preferences.
Section Two: Career Shopping
Mile Marker 4: Expand Your Options
The best career for you could be one you’ve never heard of. In this mile marker you will “shop around” and explore careers which you may have never considered before.
Section Three: The Career Lot
Mile Marker 5: Assemble Your Choices
Assemble your choices, organize your “Career Lot,” and prepare for your first Test Drive!
Section Four: The Career Test Drive
Mile Marker 6: Do a Thorough Walk Around
Perform a thorough “walk around” of a potential career to see if it will be worth your time and energy to explore further.
Mile Marker 7: Perform an Interest Inspection
Perform an Interest Inspection to prove whether your chosen career can truly maintain your interest.
Mile Marker 8: Seek Out Expert Advice
Get expert advice that will help you make a quantum leap in clarifying whether your chosen career path is the right fit for you.
Mile Marker 9: Get Behind the Wheel
Get “behind the wheel” of your chosen career to complete the final and most definitive steps of the test drive process.
Section Five: Making a Decision
Mile Marker 10: Choose Something Confidently
Make a clear, confident, inspired, and enthusiastic career choice.
The first 8 mile markers as outlined in the course will take a minimum of 10 hours to complete. The last two “bonus” mile markers are experiential and will be variable depending on how much time you want to invest. (To qualify for the scholarship you only have to complete the first 8 mile markers.) If you are detail oriented, and spend time interacting with the community and sharing with your mentor through the experience, you can realistically expect the course to take closer to 20 hours. Honestly the more time you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
If you would like more information about the course or help understanding why it would be worth your investment, click here.
For detailed information about the Test Drive Challenge Scholarship, click here.
Course sponsorships are available for students who need financial assistance. Please email us to request assistance.
The Career Choice Crash Course is simply an introduction to the Test Drive Your Future Experience. It is the best way to understand our philosophy about college, career choice, and student loans, and the best way to determine if you would be a good candidate for the Test Drive Your Future Experience so we encourage all potential students to enroll in the Crash Course first. Click here to sign up.