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Fostering Informed Career Choices

Career exploration programs for communities

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Our Mission

Life is enriched by informed career decisions.  Communities have the human assets to help young people make more informed decisions.  Our mission is to help communities enrich the career lives of young people.

Latest News

We’ve launched our first Pathways website – a career exploration program at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

What We Do

The Harraseeket Foundation has created a program called “Pathways.”  Pathways empowers communities to help their younger members make more informed career decisions. 

About Pathways

Our Pathways program offers communities the means to engage in mentoring and manage their own career exploration programs.

Programs Offered

We’ve developed an online platform for communities that connects members, supports group forums and inspires career exploration.

Our Focus

We work with communities that have a mission to nurture their young members. Houses of worship are ideal Pathways communities.

Meet a Mentor

Some of the mentors in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Pathways program are sharing the stories of their career paths.  Here is one mentor’s story of how she became a small business owner and what landscape design means to her.

We look forward to sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks.  

Recent Feedback

My connection with [my mentor] was very successful! Through him I got to meet with three program leads at the National Academy of Sciences. Including the head of the new Climate Change program they are trying to set up. They said that I might be able to find a position open over this summer, and if that happens then I have a good chance to land it since I got my foot in the door way ahead of time. Thanks so much for the connection.

Christian Erickson
Pathways Seeker

My first conversation with my mentor was incredibly organic, supportive, and fun. I learned a valuable perspective from her, that career paths aren’t always linear and are often enriched by your openness to opportunities. I intend to carry this with me on my career journey, and have greatly enjoyed our newly fostered relationship and correspondence.

Julia Black
Pathways Seeker

I loved having the opportunity to meet with [my seeker].  She was so open, warm, and eager to learn about how I had navigated my career path and about some of the choices I made along the way.  While it became clear fairly early in our discussion that our career paths were not likely to be very similar, I felt that we connected and both benefitted from considering questions we posed to one another, including, for example, what we see as our greatest personal skills and gifts that we would hope to utilize in the workplace.  [The seeker] commented to me that she felt that was a good question that she had never really fully considered in that way.  After [the seeker] thoughtfully responded to this question, I’d like to think that she had a bit more clarify and direction that could prove helpful as she considers various job opportunities and her career path.  In the end, I walked away with much to think about myself and, if the truth be told, I likely benefitted from the meeting as much, if not more, than [the seeker], who is a truly remarkable person.

Jenna Litchewski
Pathways Mentor

My experience with Pathways has been much more than traditional mentoring — I call it conversing and sharing. We don’t know where it goes but the journey is rewarding so far. It affirms my long-held view of Immanuel as a family.

Rich Bissell
Pathways Mentor

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