I don’t know if you remember your high school guidance counselor, I’m guessing there’s a good possibility that you’ve never worked with him or her. Now more than ever we need these gatekeepers of education and employment during student’s high school education. With education cost rising so dramatically, and unemployment looming, students don’t have the luxury anymore of making mistakes without having direct fiscal ramifications. Whether a student is trying to get into an Ivy League university, or is seriously considering a vocational profession, your job will be to be fluent in all the educational options appropriate. It cannot be stressed enough, high school guidance counselors will become an invaluable person helping students not only navigate their years in high school, but even more important, helping them have an action plan for when they graduate. Since high school guidance counselors are first introduced to students as incoming freshmen, they right away get a feel for the student’s strengths and weaknesses and begin the journey of helping guide that student both academically and socially.