Testimonials

My Next Great Step advisor was a tremendous wealth of knowledge and a very effective career counselor. We worked together on how to market myself to businesses by exploiting my education, core skills and past work experiences. Prior to working with NGS, my past interviews had produced no positive outcomes. Through a clearly defined step by step program, NGS helped guide me in learning and applying the necessary tools to produce successful outcomes.

Tyler J.

Penn State, Chemical Engineering, Internship at Carlisle

I have had the pleasure of working with Next Great Step for about 9 months, when my advisor assisted me while finding a new job post-grad, as well as transitioning to another job. My advisor did not only help answer my emails with questions and edits at 11pm, but asked thought provoking questions that brought out my strengths and core skills for interviews. I would recommend Next Great Step to any college student, graduate or young professional looking to improve their professional facet. I look forward to continuing my work with NGS.

Jonathan G.

American University, Employed at CEB

I had the great experience of working with my NGS coach for 8 sessions. I felt that her approach was very helpful, informative and efficient. She helped me gain a lot of clarity and confidence by helping me identify and hone in on what my core skills are. I gained a better understanding of how to present myself consistently and more accurately to potential employers and networking connections. I now feel much more confident and prepared going into any professional conversation. I would definitely recommend her services to any students or recent graduates looking for guidance when it comes to approaching their careers.

Emily W.

Miami University

The opportunity to work with Next Great Step was a truly enriching and beneficial experience. I feel more confident interacting with professional peers, and more prepared for any situation which might advance my career track.

Matt T.

Tulane University, Finance

I had a positive experience working with Next Great Step. My career coach always had a flexible schedule, making it easy to schedule our sessions. With her help, I was able to identify and strengthen my core skills. NGS was able to assist me in effectively networking internally during my internship. In addition, NGS helped me formulate clear explanations of my accomplishments to my intern manager, allowing me to become more visible throughout a large bank. I truly believe that NGS’s advice was one of the reasons I received a full-time offer.

Matt N.

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

The Next Great Step team was amazing! I worked with them the summer before my Junior year. The biggest takeaway for me was solidifying my core skills. Having these established skills is very valuable in an interview because you already know your examples and experiences that you can connect to the job. Also the Next Great Step team laid out the material so it was easy to follow and implement on your own. Their notes on networking have been extremely helpful to me in my search for internships.

Paige K.

Marist College, Sports Communications, Public Relations

Next Great Step was the missing link to helping my son get a job out of college. He was motivated and interviewing for jobs, but just needed help tying it all together. His advisor understood how to communicate with him. She helped him understand his skills and how to demonstrate that in a conversation. As a result, my son became more articulate, concise and confident when interviewing and pursuing opportunities. Most importantly he landed a great job with an accounting firm even before he completed the NGS program. If you think your son or daughter needs an edge when interviewing for a first job or internship, I would highly recommend Next Great Step.

Steven F.

Parent

I had the pleasure of working with Next Great Step for four months during my search for a job. While working with my career coach, I was able to fully understand what my greatest strengths and skills were as well as how to convey them to employers. She was very helpful throughout my interview process and while building my network. My advisor is very professional, very flexible with her time and is always available with advice and tips. As finding jobs becomes increasingly difficult, I am very grateful to have NGS alongside.

Kieran K.

Wake Forest University

Next Great Step worked with our daughter who felt lost after graduating from a very prestigious private Boston area university. Finding that her school’s career counseling department didn’t live up to the hype they promised when visiting as a prospective student, but instead found their version of job-search help amounted to directing her to websites. NGS’s help was targeted and professionally done, with insight into what the other side is looking for in a candidate. Her advisor continues to follow up with our daughter even after she’s been working for awhile to make sure she continues to pursue her job goals. We could not speak highly enough about the professional advice, guidance and reassurance NGS has provided for our daughter.

Myra L.

Parent

Next Great Step really helped me with my future job interviews. You truly learn a lot when signing up for the program and the information you learn is very beneficial. Next Great Step does an excellent job melding all the attributes that are involved in applying for jobs that recent graduates desire. My career coach has great communication skills. NGS is very understanding and truly helps students prepare for their futures.

Patrick R.

Lynn University, Communications

I had the opportunity to work with Next Great Step when I needed guidance in my career aspirations. My advisor is very professional in every aspect of her work, which is one of the first things that drew me to her. She works hard to help her clients and to find their skills as a person. She also helped me with my interviewing skills, which were very beneficial for when I went on interviews. She will push you to work hard on assignments because it will only help you in the end. Everything she does has a purpose. Trust in her process and you will be better prepared for interviews and future career goals. It was a true pleasure to work with Next Great Step.

Adam W.

Texas Tech, now employed as Mental Health worker

We are so pleased with how Next Great Step helped our son to land a job. The work he did with your firm helped him understand his strengths and allowed him to get focused on a specific functional area that fit his personality and career objectives. I am happy to let you know that he recently accepted a job as a sales representative for a logistics firm. Your services were a very worthy investment and we appreciate the impactful result that you were able to help him achieve. I will be sure to recommend your firm to friends and colleagues that have college kids/grads.

William D.

Parent

Next Great Step helped my son understand what he wanted from a position and what he had to offer. His advisor helped to articulate his strengths and assets in a convincing, confident and clear manner. She taught him how to prepare for each interview, ask appropriate questions for each company and how to direct and control the conversation. Within a matter of weeks of working with NGS, before even finishing, he was able to secure a great job and successfully interview for others. Next Great Step’s approach with young job seekers is to help them learn how to present and differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. I would highly recommend using Next Great Step to help your son or daughter secure their first meaningful job.

Marlene L.

Parent

Thanks so much for your efforts and successes. Next Great Step was a huge help with getting our son ready for securing an Internship for the summer. He landed one with Amazon.

Michael S.

Parent

NGS helped me to not only figure out what I can offer professionally but to also gain confidence in that. As someone who had some trouble knowing exactly what I wanted and had a lot of directions I could go, my NGS advisors helped me to distill my skills into the core ones, taught me how to talk about my professional achievements and goals, and how important connection is when it comes to professional advancement, whether it be getting your first job or building a valuable professional network. I am now (very happily) employed with high and growing confidence in my professional skills and abilities. This program was so beneficial to me and to my future, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to jumpstart their career after college. Thank you so much!

Olivia B.

Butler University, Employed at Preferred Events

I can’t thank Next Great Step enough for helping me practice my interviewing skills. As a Junior, it was crucial for me to get an internship for the summer and with the skills my advisor taught me, I was able to accomplish this. She was able to work with me over video conference while I was abroad, and was still capable of giving me the tips I needed to obtain an internship- even with being 3,000 miles away. I would 100% recommend NGS’s services to anyone struggling with the job process.

Zachary H.

Syracuse University, Information Technology & Management, Internship at First Data

I am forever grateful for my Next Great Step advisor’s insight and consideration. She carefully took me through the steps of how to approach my career path. She helped me acknowledge my most useful skills and helped me hone them. She also aided me in articulating my attributes and how to prove to others that I am a strong asset. She galvanized me into being confident in my positive traits just by making me realize my potential. She is easy to talk to and helps lay out your plans in an organized way that makes the job search easy to navigate. I would absolutely recommend NGS as someone to aid you in the job process.

Daniel L.

New York University, Sociology and Anthropology

The Next Great Step team have been amazing to work with! Through our 6 sessions, they were able to give me the confidence and tools necessary to excel in any interview or meeting. By helping me focus in on my core skills and identifying how I can help an organization, gave me the confidence that was needed in myself. I can’t recommend them enough!.

Evan C.

Elon University, Accounting & Finance

Working with Next Great Step was an extremely enjoyable and helpful experience. My advisor helped me better identify my core skills, which improved the way I presented both myself and my past experiences better during interviews. I landed my first job out of college after just two meetings, and can’t thank NGS enough for their help.

Geoff G.

Lehigh University, Employed at Accenture

After working with Next Great Step, I was able to clarify my personal goals that led me to successfully get hired for my first job out of college. I gained a concrete understanding on how to approach the process. NGS taught me how to go beyond asking simple interview questions and truly think about what I need to know about a company. I would highly recommend NGS as they truly educate you on how to enhance your career search skills.

Brittany L.

Brandeis University, Health: Science, Society and Policy, Teacher and Candidate for Masters In Speech Pathology

I worked with Next Great Step for eight sessions over several months to help me with my job search. My advisor was great at helping me understand and learn some of the techniques that will make me stand out as a candidate. She was also able to add a solid structure to my job search, making me think about what my most marketable skills were to an employer as well as just simply thinking about who I wanted to reach out to. Everything seemed very personalized and allowed me to think about things that I had not thought about previously related to a job search. I would definitely recommend NGS to someone in college, or recently graduated, who is looking for an internship or a full-time position.

Philip S.

University of Wisconsin, Communications, Intern at Major League Baseball

Next Great Step really helped me land the perfect internship. My career coach helped me perfect my resume and really allowed me to build the confidence I needed to be able to network.

Shelby S.

Muhlenberg College, employed at Vicinity Media Group as Social Media Expert for Summer

I had the opportunity to work with Next Great Step during my job search after graduating from college. My career coach helped me develop a precise plan to find a job. She was very professional and worked very hard to help me identify my core strengths. She refined my interviewing skills and helped me highlight my abilities to employers. She provided a very personalized experience and truly cared about my career. I would recommend NGS to any college graduate who is looking to have a clear strategy on how to achieve a job in a field they love.

Nick R.

Fordham University, Communications and Media Studies

Next Great Step is probably the best investment you could make in your future after attending college. As a recent college graduate who had majored in mathematics, I didn’t know how the skills I had used in college actually applied to a “real world job” and as a result had very little confidence in my abilities. This was absolutely coming through in interviews and negatively affected my job hunt. I began working with Next Great Step and within three sessions saw amazing results. We attacked the problem of how to understand and communicate my value together in a systematic way and the results were better than I imagined. In my first onsite interview since working with NGS, I described myself and my value so accurately that the company I was being recruited for gave me an offer for a position ABOVE the one I was interviewing for! I highly recommend Next Great Step!

Timothy K.

Williams College, Mathematics, Employed at Wayfair

I worked with my Next Great Step career coach last month to help me understand the job search more thoroughly. She added structure to the networking process. I enjoyed working with my coach as she is enthusiastic, very professional, and experienced in the HR field. I recommend anyone, even those familiar with networking and job searching, to consult with NGS to open new doors for themselves, and to explore new avenues to drive their career.

Jack W.

Washington University in St. Louis, Employed as Project Engineer at Skanska USB

We were amazed at the difference Next Great Step made in our son’s ability to understand his strengths and the value that he brings to an organization. In short order, he was able to clearly articulate how the skills he has developed made him a good fit for the jobs he was targeting. We can’t recommend Next Great Step highly enough – and have already engaged them to help our daughter get a summer internship.

Elizabeth K.

Parent

Working with my Next Great Step advisor was a great experience, and ultimately, she was key in me landing my first job out of college. She helped me identify my core strengths and understand how my strengths could add tangible value to a company. After working with NGS, I feel far more confident and prepared to communicate with professionals, ranging from C-level executives to entry-level employees. Overall, my experience with NGS was very rewarding because she was able to provide the individual attention that a Career Services group at a large undergraduate university cannot provide. I highly recommend working with NGS.

Andrew P.

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Employed at JP Morgan

I had a wonderful experience working with Next Great Step and I would recommend them to recent graduates looking to sharpen their job search skills and increase their chances of landing the right job. My advisor helped me identify a career path that I feel passionate about as well as illuminating how the skills that I acquired working abroad could be applied to this career. By my last session I felt confident promoting my brand and core strengths and I received three job offers!

Amy R.

Occidental College, Political Science and Government, Employed at Yext

Wanted to give a big shout out to  Next Great Step! They helped my college junior learn lifelong interviewing skills, helped him with his resume and LinkedIn profile and coached him on business etiquette and acumen which helped him land a terrific summer internship in his field. His advisor was great to work with as she really relates to the kids. She is a great coach and mentor. Would highly recommend!

Lauren H.

Parent

I had a great experience working with Next Great Step. My advisor helped me analyze my skills and values to find a balance for future career choices. She taught me how to navigate the maze that is corporate culture. Starting from the interview process, she always made herself available for coaching and advice. She is a very good listener and gives great feedback based on what she learns from you. All in all, I have had a very successful experience working with Next Great Step.

Andrew C.

University of California, San Diego, Pharmacology, employed at Stanford University as a Clinical Research Assistant

Next Great Step has helped me figure out what my strengths are that I can bring to a company and how to use those to my advantage in any future job I may hold. NGS has also given me pointers on how to network around the office in a more efficient and effective way. NGS has also helped me think about my future goals and where I would like to be in 5 years allowing me to plan out my career path accordingly instead of just going at it blindly.

Bryan R.

Quinnipiac University, Business Marketing, Internship at Reed Exhibitions Summer 2016

I really enjoyed working with Next Great Step. She helped me identify my core skills, and taught me how to market those skills to an employer. My advisor coached me for interviews and gave me great tips on how to network. She gave me the confidence I needed to identify the type of job I really want and pursue it. I feel comfortable talking to her and she has gone above and beyond to support me and answer any questions I have. I highly recommend working with NGS because they work with their clients one-on-one and really gets to know them and understand them. I really appreciate all their help.

Rebecca E.

University of Maryland, Inside Sales Account Manager at Roland Foods

Next Great Step really helped me move forward with my career. Through our sessions, my NGS advisor helped me to zero in on what I have to offer prospective employers, as well as identify who those employers might be. I worked with her on networking and resume building to help me land an interview I want. I would highly recommend NGS to any college graduate or someone looking for a change in career.

Michael M.

Xavier University

NGS demonstrated how to network with alumni and helped me figure out how I wanted to start my career. In addition to this, they instilled confidence in me and showed me how to compose myself when interviewing with employers.

Will F.

Lehigh University, Finance

We have worked with students and graduates from the following colleges and universities:

American University
Arizona State University
Bard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Bryant University
Butler University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carolina Coast University
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary
Cornell College
Cornell University
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
Fairfield University
Florida International University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Haverford College
High Point University
Hobart University
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
John Hopkins University
Kean University
King’s College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University
Lynn University

 

Macalester College
Marist College
McGill University
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Millersville University
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Mount Saint Mary College
MSU Denver
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Penn State University
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Santa Clara University
Scripps College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. Bonaventure University
St. Olaf College
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Purchase
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Tulane University
Tufts University
UCLA
UC San Diego
Union College
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Miami
University of North Carolina
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Saint Andrews
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Texas at Austin
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
VCU Richmond
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
West Chester University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Western Illinois University
William Paterson University
Williams College
Xavier University
Yale University

Ready to take the next step? Call us at 973-577-6161 or schedule a free consultation.