Equipping Students to
Make Smart Decisions,
Today and Tomorrow
Welcome to Maximize College. I teach students how to find well-fitting academic majors and careers so they can confidently make career choices now and in the future.
Hello, I’m Dr. Karina Dusenbury.
I spent 15 years on college campuses helping students make wise academic and professional choices. Now, I use my expertise to equip future college students with the knowledge and skills they need to do the same.
When students know how to make wise major and career choices, they are better prepared to take charge of their professional lives…no matter what job or career changes await them.
Now, let’s get started…
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College students who choose a major early and stick with it are at a huge advantage. They are less likely to take classes they don't need and more likely to graduate on time. But students don't have to wait until they're in college to reap the benefits of committing...read more
One of the most frequently viewed blog posts on Maximize College is titled Can My Student Realistically Choose a Career in High School? I believe this post is so popular because it addresses the number one question I hear parents and students ask when they want to...read more
For most students, summer means more free time. Wouldn’t it be great if your student used some of that time to create a plan for life after high school? If you think that's going to be a hard sell, this post is for you. Here are four easy things your student can do...read more
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I offer The Career & Major Planning Lab to help students begin the process of finding well-fitting majors and careers. Click the link below to learn more about the workshop content and to register for an upcoming lab.
I’ve offer one-on-one coaching to students who want individual guidance with career and major planning that goes beyond the content of my workshops. Click the link below to learn about the diferent programs I’ve created to meet your unique needs.