Disclaimer: My child & I received a complimentary membership to this product in order to facilitate our review. All opinions are my own.
For some teens and young adults deciding what you want to be when they “grow up” can be an overwhelming decision. 80% of college students change their major at least once! Utilizing a program like YouScience can help narrow down the choices of potential majors and careers.
YouScience is an online career and personal planning assessment system that helps teens and adults identify their own potential aptitudes and careers.
After you sign up you are given access to the YouScience system to take the series of assessments. The assessment consists of 16 exercises that take from 5 to 15 minutes each. Before each individual assessment you are given clear instructions on what you have to do and you are also given a small handful of practice questions to complete. The website’s formatting is very user-friendly, making it easy to find your way around.
Some of the assessment sections will include:
- Math problems include the four basic functions, working mostly with fractions and decimals.
- A “writing” assessment that directs the test taker to write for five minutes in response to a question.
- Identifying numerical and visual patterns, testing for hand-eye coordination, and visual memory exercises.
When your assessments are completed you will receive an email report within 24 hours that will explain how the assessments reflect your strengths and weaknesses. The point of the assessments is not to get the highest score but rather to identify personal strengths and aptitudes. Keep that in mind if your child gets frustrated if and when they hit difficult sections of the assessment.
You can log back onto the site and view a presentation of the results. It includes recommendations of potential careers and college majors.
The YouScience website also has sections for career and college major exploration.
Teens getting close to entering college use something like YouScience or meet with a career counselor simply to open up their options and career potential. Even if students think they already know what they want to do for college and career, YouScience might present other options that might be a better fit.
Be sure to follow YouScience on:
· Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/YouScienceLLC
· Twitter – https://twitter.com/You_Science
· Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/youscience/
· Instagram – https://instagram.com/youscience