I.Q. SmartParent – #506 – “Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing” – According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80% of students in the United States end up changing their college major at least once; and college students on average change their majors three times over the course of their college careers. Now, new technology makes it easier than ever for teens to explore occupations online – and even go on “virtual job shadows” – while they’re still in high school so they can make better, and more informed, decisions about careers that interest them. On this episode of iQsmartparent, education experts and career counselors reveal strategies and digital resources to help young people explore their interests and aptitudes and make professional connections online. We also explore a 21st century phenomenon and educational challenge as parents consider how to talk to young children about possible careers because, according to a World Economic Forum report, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t even exist yet.