Fighting Back: Choosing a career path
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
What do pizza and root beer have to do with a teenager choosing a career? One company uses the food and drinks to attract the ids and get the conversation started in helping them choose their life path.
If food is a way to someone's heart, can it be used as a way to grab someone's attention? Add a little basketball fun and some games, and it's catching the attention of Leflore High School students.
The students gathered to hear about LifeTriage, and how the company can help them. It's an online, social media career search program that goes beyond telling kids about a career.
"Regardless where you come from you have access to a network of people from a plethora of careers, what best suits you," said Jermaine Boswell, CEO of LifeTriage.
Boswell started LifeTriage while he was in college. He, along with his company's COO, say they were a little lost on what career they wanted, wasting valuable time and money in college.
"So for a while I flip flopped until I got a masters in a different career. Had I known this before I would have known the ends and outs and what it required," said LifeTriage COO Sherrie Campbell.
They're trying to keep high school students from wasting time. Through LifeTriage.com, kids can converse with mentors online about the career choice they're seeking. Something students Casey Sellers and Mya Lucky are excited about.
"Ask lots of questions go to my, who I think can help me," Sellers said.
Lucky added, "At first I wanted to be a doctor. Now I want to go into marketing and management."