Benefits of ROI

Students who work with ROI for gap year directional planning will see advancement in:

  • research skills

  • decision-making skills

  • pragmatic application skills - planning with calendar, time, and budget in mind

Students who use ROI planning experience increased maturity as shown in:

  • increased self-reliance

  • courage and calm when exposed to challenges

  • sustained confidence

  • balanced personal accountability through budgeting skills and making investments count

  • safe, healthy decision-making

  • personally meaningful motivation

  • increased cultural awareness

  • increased understanding of own learning and work styles


College Planning and Application Process

Personally relevant plan for study - beginning in high school

Clear criteria for college decision-making

List of colleges to consider

Complete and timely applications with essays

Tips and guidance throughout the process

Summary meeting notes to help parents and students track progress and tasks

Gap Year Plan Review

Timely review of your gap year plan

Budget and calendar timeline review

Suggestions for resources to consider

Questions to answer to get the most out of your endeavors

Gap Year Directional Planning

Personally relevant plan for taking a gap year

Guidance with college deferment process

Review of the impact of upcoming gap year on college selection, financial aid and scholarship opportunity

Researching options

Applying and implementing gap year plan

Providing support through gap year

Re-application to college during gap year, if relevant

Tips and guidance on navigating transitions

Succinctly and professionally capturing gap year experiences on a resume

Summary meeting notes to keep students and parents informed and on track

Career Development

 Personal and professional mission statements

Criteria for your best working environment

Resume design and review

Guidance for professional communication

Social media review

Opportunities to check out different careers

Tips, guidance, and resources

Coaching for job application and interviews

Summary notes of each meeting

ROI helps students identify what to learn and how to find opportunities to learn and work.

MaryAnne Gatos

ROI Education Associates