The Pathfinder System Helps Students Find Clarity and Direction for Their Future

February 24 23:27 2023
This new book helps high school and college students make critical decisions that will prepare them for a successful future

Today’s students face considerable challenges as they make important decisions for their future. Whether choosing a post-high school path or selecting the best field of study to pursue, these decisions have serious implications that many students and parents don’t think about until it’s too late.

Richard Harris has a unique background that positions him to guide students through the process of identifying their strengths and selecting the best path that prepares them for future success. As former high school counselor and college recruiting leader at two multi-billion dollar companies, Harris authored a book, “The Pathfinder System”, that describes a simple three-step process that students should follow to articulate their goals, assess their true strengths, narrow their options and ultimately make the wisest decisions for their future.

Harris calls the process he created “The E.A.R. Method”, and he says it’s designed to help any high school or college student make better and more informed decisions, whether that be narrowing down a list of colleges or choosing the ideal career path.

Harris uses a data-driven approach within his book. He explains why choosing the right field of study is incredibly important in today’s world and backs his claims up with studies that most families aren’t familiar with.

For example, he cites a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) study that suggests that college recruiters (professionals who routinely recruit college students into internships and their first jobs) routinely state a student’s major is the number factor they use when hiring candidates into their respective companies.

In addition, Harris discusses an exclusive career assessment that highlights a student’s strengths with incredible accuracy, so they are better positioned to thrive in school and beyond. Harris believes that students who know their strengths can maximize them and use them to their advantage, whether they are assessing colleges, selecting a field of study, or even when interviewing with prospective companies.

Harris also discusses a decision-making tool that he calls “The Decision Generator”, a gamified, scoreboard like process, that helps students to objectively narrow their options based on unique criteria that’s most important to them.

During the 2022-2023 school year, the average cost of tuition and fees to attend a private college is $39,723 and the average cost of tuition and fees to attend an in-state public college is $10,423. While college costs are increasing at an alarming pace, Harris believes students who know themselves well and make the most of their college experience are best positioned to receive a solid return on their investment.

In addition to authoring the book, Harris offers one-on-one consulting that helps students find a path that’s tailor made for them.

Statistics show that two-thirds of students are anxious about selecting a college major, and Harris believes his book provides students and parents with peace of mind as they make critical decisions. More information can be found at

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