Testimonials

Kal was the key to my college choice and career growth. As a teenager, when I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up, Kal tested me using multiple assessments. Kal’s intuitive ability to read people, see their strengths, weakness, and potential is a true gift. She’ll tell you the truth, which will change your perspective, and your life, which allows you to make far better decisions about selecting a college, a major and a career, and not just a job. I’ve also made far better life choices as a result of Kal’s input and assessment and intuitive wisdom. I had a great coach and mentor in Kal, and highly recommend her and College Careers Consulting!

Jomin Bishop

Director of Sales, Wealthbox CRM
College Careers Consulting was a pleasure to work with. They helped us every step of the way and found the best Universities for our son based on his grades, major, university size and personality. Using a college consultant saved us time and money… and made the stress minimal. I highly recommend them!

Karin

Happy Parent
Thank you College Careers Consulting for helping our daughter with the entire college application process. You went above and beyond what we initially hired you to do. Highly recommend College Career Consulting!

Sue

Happy Parent
I met with Kal soon after I turned 21 and I still think about our meeting every day. I went into this session not fully knowing what to expect, however, any doubts were quickly cleared. She was detailed and direct, and made sure any questions I had were answered. All of the help from College Careers Consulting has given me an advantage.

Clarissa

Client
Kal was a wonderful help to us in getting our daughter’s common app done by the deadline, along with all essays, college applications and college scholarships. I’m amazed by how intuitive she is and how she brought the best out of our daughter and her experiences. I highly recommend working with Kal and her team if you’re looking to get things done quickly and have your student stand out!

Amy J

Parent
How can I say this? It’s almost like when you get to that part in a movie when everything starts making sense while up to that point, all was a nebula. Kal gave priceless advice to our oldest daughter, who’s ready to launch off to college next year. This is a critical time in their age when they need to be confident and clear about the path they’re taking in their life. I wish I had had this advice when I started out. it would have saved me a couple of decades of trying to figure myself out. Having an analytical definition of what makes sense (and what doesn’t) for our daughter to pursue, according to her aptitudes, abilities, and character, is worth the world. I absolutely I do recommend College Careers Consulting services. Kal is one of those rare counselors that do listen.

Parent of Gabi

My son began working with Kal Otis for most of his Junior year in high school. She worked alongside him through what began as a tenuous college preparation process. Both he and I feel supported and have more self-confidence, which has helped ease stress that otherwise is invariably part of the college admissions process. I recommend College Careers Consulting if you are looking for knowledgeable, supportive and caring people to help your high school child on that exciting next step.

Angela F

Parent
Kal has been a tremendous help throughout the entire college process. She takes the time to explain how things work, is honest and truly has the best interest for your child. Definitely will be using College Careers Consulting again for my daughter! Thanks for your help.

Tina W

Parent
Kal has helped introduce me to careers that I never thought would be a possibility for me. She keeps me on task and makes the process of getting into college not so overwhelming. Even when I do feel overwhelmed Kal makes sure to take the time to address the situation. Kal is definitely one of my biggest motivators throughout this whole process and is very passionate about her job. As someone who never thought about biochemistry for a career, Kal had helped me to gain confidence to take on this career and become excited about my future!

Sophia M

Student
I can’t speak highly enough of Kal and College Careers Consulting. I started the process around 4 months ago with my daughter, who is a junior in high school. In the last four months, I have noticed a significant increase in her focus and preparedness towards her college research and degree interests. As a mother of two teenagers, I’m sure most moms can relate to the vast amount of work required in getting your child ready for college and degree interests – and the winding complicated path ahead of them! There also exists the dynamic of your child wanting their independence in this process which can create a challenge in having your teenager want to listen and embrace guidance from their parents. In just the last four months working with Kal, my daughter has gone from not knowing what careers she was interested in, to being very close and confident with the research and knowledge gained through Kal’s processes. This has propelled her to start making decisions and developing solid options regarding her future. My daughter was much more engaged with Kal, and working together with her to increase her awareness of her strengths and potential weaknesses in various subjects and possible degrees and future career planning. Kal’s communication on what these tests and tools provide in terms of gaining a general understanding of her interests and strengths are very clearly explained throughout all of their work together. Kal also facilitated introductions to people working in the career fields that my daughter showed interest and strengths in and these introductions provided real experiences for her to learn from through their meetings. We still have another year ahead of us, and I am more than confident that the guidance College Career Consulting is providing will vastly improve the odds of choosing the best college and degree path for my daughter.

Danielle P

Parent
Kal’s assessment tools, professional input, and ability to help my daughter analyze what the different career options would truly look like has had GREAT impact! My daughter bravely reconsidered what she always thought she wanted. While looking at the different programs colleges offered, and the price tags that were attached, my then senior daughter was able to more accurately articulate what she was drawn to—what she was passionate about. We had already begun making plans and decisions, but with great confidence, my daughter made a change in college choice and career choice! She is almost done with her freshman year now, and has no regrets. She absolutely loves where she attends and loves to talk about her future classes. We are so grateful for the time invested with Kal. Our next son, who is a junior in high school, is also going through the assessments. We are so excited for him to match his interests and strengths to a career that he will enjoy and find satisfaction in. We are grateful for Kal’s experience and wisdom. We highly recommend College and Careers Consulting to all families with high school students!

Kim P

Parent
Our son is a graduating high school senior. We are thrilled to say that, in spite of what our world is going through with this pandemic, Mrs. Kal Otis has worked with our son to help him understand what he would like to do with his life. She consulted patiently via video chats with him and helped him come to understand himself and his ideal career path. We have seen a change in his attitude and he is pursuing what he learned from Mrs. Otis. It has given him a focus of something to work toward during this difficult time. I have nothing but the highest regard for Mrs. Otis and her knowledge in helping young people.

Hope B

Parent
Investing in your teen’s career path that uniquely highlights his/her strengths and challenges will be the best money spent BEFORE they get to college or vocational school! We did an assessment with College Careers Consulting after my sons first semester in college, and it helped us redirect his path in a way that will give him the building blocks toward fulfillment. (happy parent)

Ann Marie

Parent
I’ve always had a passion for filming and photography and I was sure it would be my career. My high school career counseling confirmed that it was a good idea based on my interests. My parents thought it would be a good idea to meet with Kal before beginning the college app process. After meeting Kal, I learned so much about myself – how I learn, think, process, work, deal with people, and so much more. She seemed to know me better than I knew myself. While I have a passion for photography and film, she was able to help me discover that it is not one of my 10 ten career matches based on who I naturally am. The list she generated was very different then what I expected. I was super excited about the results, especially because it made sense to me after I saw it! Now I am looking forward to studying social work with aspects of criminal justice and child/family services. I know it is a right match because of my life story and my passion to help people. (satisfied client)

Mel P

Satisfied Client
Kal has a gift of being able to connect with young adults. Kal’s genuine care for their success is coupled with loving yet firm guidance. Kal provides the students an in-depth understanding of the college system and the courage to make decisions on their own, without feeling coerced or regretful. With Kal’s guidance, my child was able to create a transition plan from a large university to a junior college and finally to a college that better fit her unique abilities, learning style and career objectives. Everything from cost, academics and justifications was included in the plan. As a result, my child is much happier, more confident and succeeding.

Joe J

(happy parent)
Kal has an extremely deep knowledge base coupled with a deep passion to help teens/young adults discover who they are and what they’re designed to do in this world. I’m so very grateful for her work with my two daughters’ lives. She will let your student know how they learn, how to improve learning as well as test scores and also match their natural interests to careers that will excite your son or daughter.

Kristin S

(happy mom)
Kal Otis has been a huge help for me in my search for future careers. I only spent a few hours with her and with that time she taught me so much about myself. I now feel so much clarity with my choices. She administered a few personality tests and from those concluded which career paths would bring me joy and contentment and which would not be satisfying. Because Kal Otis has had a lot of experience working with kids and young adults, she is very good at understanding your learning style and then explains things the best way you learn, so I never was confused when she was explaining things. I went into our meeting pretty sure that Social Work was the best fit for me but she encouraged me to look at all the possibilities and I ended up totally changing my mind! Kal Otis has quite honestly changed my whole outlook on my future and I would recommend everyone that is in the process of finding out who they are and what career is best for them to meet with her.

Maddie C

(High school Senior)
I met with Kal this summer after attending my first year of college. It was stressful not knowing exactly which field I wanted to go into or what my career path would be when I got out of college. I knew what I loved doing and what interested me but the idea of finding a career that I would love and stick with my whole life scared me. When I met with Kal, I was expecting another career test that I’ve done in school a bunch of times but it was so much more in-depth and detailed. By the end of my sessions with Kal, I had a list of actual, specific jobs that would fit me and my strengths the best and why. She also provided me with careers to stay away from and why. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to meet with Kal because now I feel confident in my decisions regarding my future and how to one day I will work environment that I will love and excel at.

Greta S

Sophomore at a university in MI
As a senior in high school most of my peers had already decided which college they were attending as well as which career path they were pursuing. It was discouraging to not be in the boat. The processing of deciding both college and career seemed overwhelming. The stress was impacting me. I finally decided on a career which sounded good, but in practice would not be something I would be truly happy doing. I was terrified by the idea of even going to college because I felt lost in what I should do. After Kal tested me, I found the perfect career field which supported all of my interests and needs, even the ones I didn’t realize I had! At the end of our time together we had nailed down my career path and potential colleges that would provide the best experience for my career. Because of her personal approach, I not only discovered how I learn and think but also found freedom from comparing myself to others. I am able to apply what I learned to all of my walks of life.

Leah K

Freshman at a university in TN
Sobia Khattak
Sobia Khattak
November 28, 2023.
We are extremely impressed by Kal Otis education counseling for my daughter who is junior in high school. She is highly knowledgable and dedicated. Very helpful. Highly recommend College Careers Consulting services. Thank you Kal.
J Walters
J Walters
November 1, 2023.
Kal and her team went above and beyond my expectations. They turned a stressful situation into a much more manageable task. I highly recommend their services
Sandy Burns
Sandy Burns
January 29, 2023.
Kal was wonderful to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable about all that goes into applying to colleges. Kal went above and beyond to help my daughter not only fill out and complete her essays, but also gain confidence in herself. We highly recommend working with Kal and can’t thank her enough for everything!
Kiril Pougatch
Kiril Pougatch
January 19, 2023.
If I could work with her again and again, I would, and if I could make you work with her, I would. However, I can't, so I'll just strongly recommend that you do. Before meeting with Kal, I was pursuing an engineering degree because I knew it would provide job stability, good pay and a promising career. Pretty solid reasoning. However, every day I would come to class I would feel this sense of dread, emptiness and unrest. In spite of these good reasons I came up with in my head for doing what I was doing, I didn't feel fulfilled and I just knew it wasn't my purpose. After meeting with Kal, everything changed. Through her in depth research and data analysis, consistent meetings and honest conversations, I realized I was on the completely wrong path for my life. She was able to show me how I'm wired: what kind of a learner I am, what type of work environment best suites me, my personality traits, and so much more. Most importantly, her love, care and genuine passion to see me live a fulfilling life has helped change my direction for my life towards what I'm meant to be doing, rather than what I think is right or what I've been told. Working with Kal has given me confidence in my direction life, knowing that what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life is what I'm made to do.
Karin Valenti
Karin Valenti
November 1, 2022.
College Careers Consulting was a pleasure to work with. They helped us every step of the way, and found the best Universities for our son based on his grades, major, University size and personality. Using a college consultant saved us time and money, and made the stress minimal. I highly recommend them!
Eric Joob
Eric Joob
November 1, 2022.
Kal was a wonderful help to us in getting our daughter’s common app done by the deadline, along with all essays, other college applications, & college scholarships. I’m amazed by how intuitive she is & how she was able to bring the best out of our daughter & her experiences. I highly recommend working with Kal & her team if you are looking to get your common app done quickly & if you want your student to stand out! Thanks Kal!🤩
Sue Gemuend
Sue Gemuend
October 30, 2022.
Thank you Kal for helping our daughter with the entire college application process. Kal went above and beyond what we initially hired her to do. Highly recommend College Career Consulting.
Clarissa Vazquez
Clarissa Vazquez
October 25, 2022.
I met with Kal soon after I turned 21 & I still think about our meeting every day. When I met with Kal, I went into this session not fully knowing what to expect, however any doubts were quickly cleared. She was detailed & direct, and made sure any questions I had were answered. Being in my 20’s and being able to better equip myself with my new learned insight, has given me an advantage. Thank you Kal ♥︎
Gabriel Bucataru
Gabriel Bucataru
October 20, 2022.
How can I say this? It's almost like when you get to that part in a movie when everything starts making sense while up to that point all was a nebula.| All this to say that Kal gave priceless advice to our oldest daughter who's ready to launch off to college next year. This is a critical time in their age when they need to be confident and clear about the path they're taking in their life. I wish I would have had this advice when I started out. it would have saved me a couple of decades of trying to figure myself out. Having an analytical definition of what makes sense (and what doesn't) for her to pursue, according to her aptitudes, abilities, and character is worth the world. So yes, absolutely I do recommend Kal's services. She's one of those rare counselors that do listen.
Jennifer Schuman
Jennifer Schuman
June 3, 2022.
Are you looking for a career counsellor for your teenager? We hired to Kal to assist our two daughters and now they have greater confidence in their futures, thanks to Kal’s exceptional process. They are now motivated to take on a concise career direction, visit colleges, establish goals and work toward excellence, which is truly what we want for our children. In all honesty we cannot think of a better way to invest in our children. Giving them this gift of insight has boosted their confidence exponentially, and will continue to give clear direction as they make informed decisions for themselves over their lifetime. Kal, you are invaluable!

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