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Fostering Informed Career Choices

Career exploration programs for communities

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Our Mission

Our mission is to help young people make more informed vocation decisions.  We design and offer tools to communities to encourage their younger members to take advantage of an underused asset:  the career wisdom and experience of older members of their communities.

Latest News

We’ve launched our first Pathways program — a career exploration program at Immanuel Presbyterian Church called IPC Pathways.

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 mentor conversations have been really helpful. They've suggested some other career paths that I wouldn't have considered before. I'd been getting career tunnel vision—where I could only picture myself doing a few things— my mentors have helped me break out of that thinking. I've returned to job searching with a renewed energy. 

Liz Pruchnicki
Pathways Seeker

Through our conversation I was able to use my experience to help (seeker) see the patterns in her own life that pointed to why she truly enjoys and the types of roles that she might find most fulfilling.

Anne Evans
Pathways Mentor

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

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Why We’re Here

Why We’re Here

Welcome to the Harraseeket Signposts Blog! A small group of us embarked on this journey because we believe two things:…

Latest news

We’ve launched our first Pathways website

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