Program Services

Talent Search offers multiple counseling services available to middle and high school students in our target schools.

A senior multiracial Hispanic female with long curly brown hair sits on a red metal bench outdoors wearing a red varsity letterman jacket with black sleeves, black jogger style pants, and black sandals with silver buckles. A senior Hispanic Caucasian female students leans on a white pillar looking left. She has shoulder length maroon hair and wears a pink button up cardigan style sweater. Two middle school aged Black males smile while holding University of Akron Mascots, a brown Kangaroo with blue sweater and golden Z on the chest. Both students wear their hair in a dreadlock style. The student on the left is shorter with a blue polo and the student to the right is taller with a red polo.

Career Counseling and Development 

  • Career interest surveys, interpretation, and follow-up activities
  • Career exploration, choice, and planning
  • Career visits and job shadowing 

Academic Advising and Counseling

  • Study skills, habits, and attitude surveys, interpretation and follow-up activities
  • Pre-college curriculum information
  • SAT information and preparation
  • ACT information and preparation
  • SAT, ACT, and College Application fee waivers (when eligible)
  • Tutoring referrals 

Financial Aid and Post-Secondary Counseling

  • Information on scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study
  • Assistance in completing applications to colleges, universities, trade schools, community colleges and/or apprenticeship programs
  • Student and parent financial planning, informational workshops
  • Individual information and assistance with applications for financial aid (FAFSA) and scholarships
  • College campus visits, college life information
  • Post-secondary admissions requirements