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YouScience uses a series of engaging ‘brain games’ to objectively measure aptitudes most important to career choice. The results include a discovery profile designed to help students better understand their natural abilities, broaden awareness of career opportunities, and make more informed decisions about their individual pathway from school to career. Additionally, YouScience equips counselors with innovative tools and data to align students with educational opportunities.

What does my student get from YouScience?

Every student receives: 

-Detailed insights about their natural talents. 

-Personalized career field matching with in-depth information about careers within the field (including salary, projected openings, education requirements, a day in the life, and much more). 

-Actionable guidance to help plan for high school curriculum and beyond.

-Online access to their results for 3 years

Snapshot uses 5 "brain games" to measure some of the aptitudes that are most critical in determining career success: Numerical Reasoning, Sequential Reasoning, Spatial Visualization, Timeframe Orientation and Visual Comparison Speed. 

What aptitudes does YouScience Snapshot measure?

What are aptitudes?

An aptitude is a natural ability to do something. Think of it as hard-wired potential. Some people call these "strengths" or "talents". It is important to understand that these abilities are different than interest, personality, and skills - all of which can change over time. Because aptitudes are stable, they can serve as a reliable navigational tool throughout a lifetime of decisions.

Absolutely! YouScience includes a 60 question interest survey. The magic is combining a student's interests with their aptitudes to find the careers that incorporate what they love with what they're naturally good at.

Aren't interests important too?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can see the results?

Only your student and their administrator (typically a teacher or school counselor) can see their results. We take student privacy very seriously and never share information. 

How will the YouScience results affect my student's time in high school and future plans?

The goal of YouScience is to help students uncover and understand their natural abilities (aka what makes them awesome!) and find the career paths that will best use those talents. With three years of access, your student can continue to use their Snapshot profile to help plan their high school curriculum. 

Why are only 5 aptitudes measured?

Not all aptitudes are solidified in 7th or 8th grade, some take a little longer to fully form.  We tested thousands of students across the country to find the assessments that are stable in middle school students.

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