It is the time of year to reflect, assess and plan for the year to come.

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our clients and their families for putting their trust in Next Great Step to help launch their careers. It has been our honor and privilege to work with hundreds of clients as they embark on landing their first internship or job.

We supported over 100 college students and grads with interests ranging from sports marketing to engineering to animation to public relations, and many others.

Regardless of interest, we provided the tools to enable clients to land the job they deserve. We saw many clients who graduated during the pandemic and we helped them navigate with search with limited campus support.

And we guided young adults who graduated 2, 3, or 4 years ago who started on a path but needed to pivot. We listened, guided, laughed, and cried with you. But most importantly, we saw clients who were once unsure, now confident, clear, and achieving success.

In 2021, our clients landed internships and their first jobs at companies such as EY, Wayfair, Walt Disney World, Houston Rockets, Citi, Accenture, PWC, and many others. These were not achieved because they “knew” someone or had a family connection. They were selected at these firms because they understood how to make strategic connections and demonstrate their value in helping these companies to achieve success.

Like many of you, my own son graduated in the Class of 2021. I understand what it feels like to watch your young adult navigate this process.

NGS also achieved significant milestones this year:

  • Supported more clients this year than ever with over 90% landing the job they deserve
  • Provided over 8000 hours of group and private coaching
  • Received over 50 – Five star Google reviews
  • Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Sirius XM Radio, and multiple news outlets
  • Implemented Hire-Vue One Way interview software to provide real-world interview practice
  • Automated and streamlined our programs to optimize the client experience

We are excited for 2022 as we are going the launch the book: “The Next Great Step: The Parents Guide to Launching Your New Graduate into a Career”. Watch for details in the spring. We are also excited to expand our team with additional coaches and enhanced programs to support our client needs.

If you know a student or grad that needs help navigating the job search our next Fast-Start Group Coaching program begins on 1/11/21. Contact us to register for this successful program.

We also are giving back. NGS has made charitable donations to Global Empowerment Mission, Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges and Seeds. We selected these charities for their focus on disaster relief, food insecurity, and young adults who need support.

With our most sincere gratitude, we wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and peaceful holiday season.

Best regards,

Beth and the NGS Team