School Counselors: Key Stakeholders Helping Underserved Students to be Career Ready

Allison C. Paolini


This paper addresses the role that school counselors play in assisting underserved students to be prepared forpost-secondary enrollment and/or career entry upon high school graduation. Counselors’ responsibilities are outlined,including assisting students in identifying their strengths and inner resources, in order to achieve their goals.Challenges that underserved students face and best counseling practices are addressed, in order to ensure that allstudents reach their potential and accomplish their career objectives.

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