Why Attend a Hobnob Bootcamp?
Being in college — even preparing for it — can be scary. After all, the College Board’s 2008 report, “Trends in College Pricing,” says that you can expect to pay $18,326-$37,390 for every year of college… and costs are rising. What’s really scary is that 63% of students take longer than 4 years to graduate from college and 40% never graduate at all.
It’s no wonder students are worried. But between the applications, essays, interviews, campus visits, SAT prep, and financial aid, it’s easy to get so caught up in getting to college that you don’t focus on whether you’re setting yourself up to be successful once you’re there. That’s where Hobnob can help.
Hobnob Bootcamps are designed to do the following:
- Help students pinpoint what makes them unique.
- Make better decisions about the environments they’ll thrive in.
- Help students sell themselves in essays, interviews, and applications.
- Give students a compass to make better personal and professional decisions.
- Get students excited about their futures by helping them tap into what they are interested in, what they are good at, and what is important to them.
- Help them create plans for personal development and career exploration.
Hiring managers and career coaches agree — guiding students toward the self-knowledge that leads to better decision-making should be a priority for every family and school!
“I’ve known what I wanted to do in my career since high school – which allowed me to concentrate on an academic path that would get me into the university that had the best curriculum and reputation to ultimately launch my career. Knowing early what you want to do with your career path is paramount to being happy in your job as you grow older. The earlier decision takes a job choice and turns it into a life choice.”
-Jody Danneman, CEO of Atlanta Image Arts
“For a high school student, decisions regarding which college to attend and what to study are mostly made based on fleeting factors, such as, ‘Where are my friends going?’, ‘Who has the best football team?’, or ‘Whose campus is the prettiest?’ I encourage students to take the time to analyze and better understand themselves – their passions, values, and talents. Knowing yourself provides an ability to form better decision-making criteria. And better decision-making criteria leads to wiser choices that are much more likely to stand the test of time.”
-Patrick Donovan, Area Manager, Axiom Staffing Group
“Parents should guide their children into the career path which compliments the adolescent’s skills and abilities. It gives the young person a sense of purpose and excitement about their future. It keeps them motivated and enables them to confidently take risks. Linking self-awareness with goals and passions is always a winning combination!”
-Chi Chi Okezie, founder of SimpleNetworking
“Families are challenged in many ways in the 21st century. Time constraints, financial burdens, and shallow relationships abound. One of the most important things families can do to stay on track is to focus on helping the individuals within the family use their gifts to serve others. Establishing core values and putting them into action are critical to strengthening the family and the overall culture. Healthy families that serve others create healthy communities that serve others.”
-Tim Tassopoulos, Senior Vice President of Operations at Chick-Fil-A