Equip Your Child 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. 

What can I help your child do?

My child needs help discovering college majors and careers that fit.

My child needs to determine if his or her plan is the best choice.

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.

Watch this video to learn more about how I can support your child.

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5 Strategies to Help Your Student Discover Career Matches

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Find Expert Advice on the Maximize College Blog

How to REALLY Find the Best Career

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...

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How Important is College Major to Your Student’s Future?

Have you ever wondered how important your student's college major is to his or her future career opportunities? Then, here are four facts that you'll want to know. FACT #1: MAJOR MATTERS MOST FOR CAREERS THAT REQUIRE LICENSURE If your student plans to pursue a career...

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Schedule a 60-Minute Career & Major Game Plan Session

Could your student benefit from a one-on-one conversation with an experienced career and academic coach? Then let’s meet via Skype* for a session that will help your student develop a plan that he or she can use to find well-fitting majors and/or careers.

*In-person sessions are available in Fort Mill, SC. Some restrictions apply.

Learn How My Online Courses Can Set Your Child Up for Success


Support from an Experienced Counselor

Students receive support and encouragement via coaching sessions and email communication from an 15-year career and academic advising veteran.

On-Demand Lessons

Students complete video lessons and workbook exercises whenever they can fit them into their schedule.

Affordable Pricing

By receiving a portion of their instruction through videos, students gain the same benefits of weekly face-to-face career coaching sessions at a fraction of the price.