Life's Daunting Questions: What Do I Study in College, What to Pursue For a Career, and How to Pay For It All?

June 8, 2016
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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The biggest problem today in education is determining what you want to do. Once this is done, the next challenge is to determine the correct path to get the career you want, and ultimately, how to pay for the necessary training or education. Even though these questions are basic, they are very difficult to answer without the proper tool and advice. Adding to this burden, consider that a majority of college students take six years to complete their four-year program, and of the 60 percent who do complete it, the extra two years cost an additional $40,000 and $45,000 in opportunity loss. The majority of the students come into college with the intent of “figuring it out.” Because of this “old school” approach the student, and many times the family, incurs debt that impacts the future – buying a house, car, and even marriage. With the solution from College Choice Today, blending the right balance of science, technology, and expert help, there is not an excuse for not getting it right.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.

Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.

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