Though empirical evidence supports the effectiveness of both career and peer counseling programs, the two have rarely been combined. In 2011-2012, the Career Peer Counseling Program at Centennial High School provided peer-advising sessions in order to disseminate college and career information. A study was developed to determine if the interventions performed by 14 trained Career Peer Counselors increase the career knowledge and decision-making skills of 38 senior students.
The program was found to be successful, determined by:
extremely statistically significant results, and
an increase in test items related to:
* accessing school resources, * researchingcareer knowledge & skills, and * developing educational & career plans.