Work with Karina

When students attend college uncertain about their major or career plans they can feel discouraged, unmotivated, and purposeless. This often hurts their academic performance, delays their launch into the professional world, and leads them to spend more money and time on college than expected.

Is your child ready to learn how smart major and career choices are made?
I can help.

I offer workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions that teach students how to make wise career and academic major choices. As a result, students are better prepared to make wise decisions about their careers today…and in the future. Here are some of the ways students can work with me:



The Career & Major Planning Lab (offered live in Fort Mill, SC)

A Student's Big Dilemma

I’m ready to make some decisions about my academic major and career. I’m sure I can find the right options if someone would just show me how to get started.

How This Workshop can Help

The Career and Major Planning Lab teaches students the exact steps they should take to find well-fitting majors and careers.  During the workshop, students will complete hands-on, self-exploration activities that help them begin to identify characteristics of themselves that influence their best career and major fits. They will also learn strategies for researching careers and academic majors.


Discover Careers that Fit

A Student's Big Dilemma

I don’t know what majors or careers fit me best. It would be great if I could meet with someone individually who can get to know me and help me walk through the steps of learning about myself and my best career options.

How This Coaching Program Can Help

Discover Careers that FitĀ teaches students how to gather self-knowledge and career information to find the careers that are most likely to offer them success, enjoyment, and purpose. Students will:

  • Complete a variety of self-assessment exercises to uncover their skills, interests, and values.
  • Learn strategies for effectively researching careers.
  • Learn how to find their best career matches by examining their newly acquired self-knowledge career research skills.

Explore Careers with the Pros

A Student's Big Dilemma

I’ve found at least one career that really interests me. I’d really love to meet with professionals working in the field to learn more about it, but I don’t know how to connect with or talk to them.

How This Coaching Program Can Help

Explore Careers with the Pros helps students confidently commit to a career path by showing them how to use informational interviewing to gain first-hand exposure to careers that interest them. Students will:

  • Learn why informational interviewing is critical to making wise career choices.
  • Apply various strategies to identify, initiate contact with, and interview professionals in their field of interestĀ .
  • Evaluate their experiences to determine if a specific career is the right fit for them.
  • Develop skills that will help them network and confidently interact with professionals in the future.

Need Help Deciding What Your Child Needs Most?

Fifteen years of academic and career advising experience at a private college and two large state universities has taught me that every young adult has unique career planning needs. If you would like more information to decide if Maximize College programs are a good fit for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

I also encourage you to click on the program information links above to gain more detailed information about each program.