High School Students
“It’s not like anything else that I’ve ever taken, and I think that that’s a great thing. The HAB gives you a lot more information than a lot of the other tests out there.”
Karen thought she knew exactly what she wanted to do about college. She had her eye on a couple of small liberal arts colleges in the Northeast where some of her friends had gone. When she took the Highlands Ability Battery though, she found out some startling information about herself. Karen had strong abilities that had never been put to use in high school. These were abilities that she could use in a field like architecture or engineering– fields she had never considered before.
Karen became fascinated with the possibilities that her new-found possibilities offered her. She decided that when she got ready to apply for college, she would leave the door open to try out some of these new directions. She ended up going to a college that offered a strong architectural curriculum, as well as a strong liberal arts program, so that she could continue to explore her options.
Jake really didn’t have a clue about college. He had never done particularly well in school and never seemed interested. Jake took the Highlands Ability Battery because his parents made him do it, and he was surprised to discover some interesting things about himself.
First of all, Jake learned that part of the reason he had had difficulty in school was that it was hard for him to pick up information from written material. He did find out, though, that he had the ability to remember what he heard. Learning and reviewing material became easier for him when he began audio recording classroom discussions and lectures.
Jake also learned that he had strong abilities and interests in visual design. He was delighted. Here was something he could really do. While he was still in high school, he began taking art and design courses. A passing interest in photography became a passion. Jake enrolled in a school of design, and by last reports, he was doing just fine.
With his college sophomore year coming to an end, Ethan needed a summer job. He was experiencing frustration with his business management classes, but didn’t know why.
Ethan took the Highlands Ability Battery and got a big surprise. He found he had a clear sales profile. This profile displays strengths which are different from those used in management.
Ethan decided to test the new information about his ability profile. He took a job selling pest control contracts. By the end of the summer, Ethan was #6 in an organization of over 300 salespeople. He sold over $100,000 worth of the product and made $30,000–enough to pay for a good part of his college education.
Career Assessment for Students – Explore Careers
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