WayFind, the education and career guidance service for the frum community, spoke to seniors at Machon Sarah High School (TAG) and Tichon Meir Moshe about the major life decisions that confront them after high school.
WayFind joined TMM’s career night on Tuesday, May 15 at the Ateres Nechama Liba Simcha Hall, where girls congregated in small groups and spoke with various professionals about what they do. WayFind stressed the importance of understanding their inherent strengths and how this knowledge should guide them in choosing a career and setting themselves up for success.
WayFind visited Torah Academy for Girls’ high school, on May 24. Adele Dubin and Natasha Srulowitz, co-founders of WayFind, conducted a 90-minute workshop with 87 seniors about careers being one of the major life decisions that will confront them after high school.
In today’s world there are so many more career choices to consider than existed for their parents. The theme was: How does one decide? What should be considered in choosing the right career path?
WayFind works with individuals to identify an ideal career path. They offer a three-session career package that is exploratory and informative. The process includes a variety of assessments, a customized roadmap, guided homework, and a decision framework, that empowers each client to understand the tradeoffs and make a career decision.
Through a grant provided by the JCCRP, WayFind offers these sessions free of charge for a limited time to clients who qualify.
Adele and Natasha explained to TAG/MSHS students how to arrive at a career choice, using individual strengths, interests, and values, to identify which careers match these different characteristics.
They encouraged the girls not to be shortsighted in choosing a career. Finishing school in a short time may be important given how quickly many girls get married and start families, but they need to know the full range of available options to increase the likelihood of choosing the right schooling in a field in which they will excel.
Many people with degrees are not working in their educational field. Adele and Natasha stressed that no one has time or money to waste. It is a worthwhile investment to take a step back before you take two steps forward to explore your strengths, understand what career options are available, and choose wisely.
A job is not just a way to spend your day — it impacts how you get up in the morning and how you come home to your family. When you feel good about yourself, you have more to give to your spouse, your children, and your community.
If you are interested in more information, or organizing an informational session in your area, call WayFind at 516-253-1147 or visit WayFindCareers.com.