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For over 10 years, Career Puppy has provided  a unique web based service for
high school students, college students and career-transitioning individuals. 

We know that by assessing interests and strengths, then exploring career paths and educational options, it is possible to plan a fulfilling and rewarding career path.

(Click here to learn more about Gwen Schiad's (founder of Career Puppy) inspiring story - from struggling, high-risk adolescent with dormant dreams who ultimately went from a GED to a Ph.D. level education.) 
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New York Times - Lisa Damour 
In truth, “How was school?” is often short for, “I love you and miss you and would like to touch base.” 
Throwing the door wide open by inviting teenagers to talk about any part of the day may seem like we are meeting them more than halfway in our conversational efforts. 
But seeing it from the teenager’s perspective, our broad question may cover more ground than a weary teen can consider.  Read more here

Forbes Magazine, Samantha Todd
On average, people spend 90,000 hours on the job over the course of their lives. 

So it’s no wonder that 9 in 10 workers would take a pay cut, if it meant having the opportunity to participate in more purposeful work. 

But what is “purpose,” and do we really have to have it?   Read more here

Forbes Magazine, Kiona Smith
Sunday's Google Doodle celebrates the adventurous life of the ultimate late bloomer: botanist Ynés Mexía, who started studying botany in her 50s, never finished college — and discovered two new genera and several new species of plants on a series of daring expeditions to remote areas of Central and South America. Today's botanists still study the 150,000 specimens she brought back from the field...

Careers in botany would likely appeal to those whose Strong Theme Codes are "Investigative" and "Realistic"
from Bureau of Labor Statistics
What’s good for the earth may be good for your earnings. Wages in many occupations related to environmental protection were well above the $38,640 median annual wage for all occupations in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In some of these occupations, wages were more than twice the overall median. Atmospheric and space scientists had the highest wage of the occupations in the chart, $94,110.

Theme Code: Artistic? What does it mean?
Career Puppy Team
"The Creators" 

Imaginative - Expressive - Free-Spirited

Artistic people describe themselves as creative, expressive, and nonconforming.

They are attracted to work environments that encourage individual self-expression.
The Artistic type tends to be sensitive and creative, and they often bring a unique approach to their work. 

They may pursue their specific artistic interests separately from their career or find ways to integrate their creativity into their work.

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs, and patterns. 

They have a need for self-expression. The work can usually be done without following a clear set of rules.
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