Career Coaching

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  • Jessica Bringer (John Wood Community College); you can also text or call 217.394.9144.
  • Gena Finley (Quincy Public Schools) at 217.224.3775.

What is a Career Coach?

A Career Coach is available to students like you at QHS/QAVTC to help you navigate your many options after high school. The Career Coach can help you determine your path, access financial and academic resources and come up with a personalized plan to help you succeed after graduation.

Who can use a Career Coach?

  • Students feeling pressure to pick a major or career
  • Students who are unsure what their options are
  • Students who know what they want to do, but need help figuring out how
  • Juniors and Seniors can apply; preference will be given to Seniors


  • One-on-one meeting during homeroom
  • Meetings can be in-person or virtual sessions
  • Help navigate ALL options after high school
  • Ongoing access to career coach
  • Mentor into continue into college at JWCC
  • Connections to financial and person resources
Students who participate will receive their first class (FYE-First Year Experience) at JWCC free! ($163 value)