What We Do
The first step of any major life transition includes self-awareness; knowing yourself is vital to finding the best next steps. Bright Futures Consulting uses the Birkman Report, a nationally acclaimed assessment that gives great insight into one’s strengths, interests, and college/career opportunities. Our consultant guides a client through the comprehensive report, providing powerful understanding. The individualized attention and expert help, empower one to match inner needs toward direction and fit, be that the perfect college, gap year, graduate and professional school or career.
“Know thyself” – Ancient Greek Proverb
The first step of any major life transition includes self-awareness because knowing yourself is vital to identifying the best next steps for you. Bright Futures Consulting uses the Birkman Report, a nationally acclaimed assessment that give great insight into one’s strengths, interests, and college/career opportunities. Our consultants guide our clients through a comprehensive report, providing powerful understanding. The individualized attention and expert help empowers clients to match inner needs to direction and fit– be that the perfect college, gap-year program, graduate or professional school, or career.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ” – Earl Nightingale
Discover where you fit while working with Bright Futures Consulting. Together, we make a road map to navigate the challenges leading to your goals. Using a counseling model we get to know our clients, review school records and testing, and work one-on-one to develop a personalized profile of the client’s ideal future. We discuss a time line and outline the responsibilities as well as prepare an activities resume. The Bright Futures consultant will suggest ways to optimize coursework and college entrance testing. The consultant uses these insights, coupled with expert knowledge of specific colleges and universities, to create a custom college list with colleges that represents a range of admission selectivity for the student to explore. Parents meet as the student and consultant present the college list and discuss the suitability of each option. The College Selection Service concludes with this meeting.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ” – Lao Tzu
Take the final steps with our professionals and gain the competitive edge. Whether applying to the most satisfying colleges, graduate programs or jobs we guide the process with expertise, our clients avoid hectic last-minute scrambling that happens without our help. Bright Futures Consulting provides a service focused entirely on applications. Consultants gain an understanding of the student’s priorities, deadlines, and work done thus far. They will help to brainstorm topics for the personal statement, discuss short answer contents, and suggest improvements to essay drafts. While it is the student’s responsibility to compose the essays, make changes, and submit the applications on time, Bright Futures Consulting supports and motivates each student to write a powerful statement and produce a complete application. While ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to choose where his or her applications are sent, we work to help each student make well-informed and confident decisions. Our goal is to help the student present him or herself authentically and persuasively to the colleges.
“Happiness is a direction, not a place. ” – Sydney J. Harris
Succeed and find happiness in high school, college and beyond with Bright Futures Consulting. The high school and college years present many hardships and challenges. Bright Futures provides the personalized help that families need in college and career planning. We are with you every step of the way, helping you find the right college at the right price and streamlining the application process from start to finish. Bright Futures Consulting provides students and families with knowledgeable expert services to make the college search and application process manageable and rewarding. We work our hardest to guide each student to his or her brightest future.