Welcome! I'm Dr. Thomas Maguire, Founder of Higher Education Assist, Influencer and Mentor. My organization is a career and education resource and management organization. I producers turn key, virtual and in person professional development career and education initiatives for school districts, military, state/local & community organizations through my partnership EDACCESS. Each initiative is an opportunity for individuals and families to obtain and explore valuable information to make educated decisions. Click on the logo below to view or download the College, Career Readiness Guide.
EDACCESS Partnership is an exclusive Higher Education Assist, professional development resource program for school districts (middle-high schools, military, local/state/community organizations. A dedicated platform is build for each partnership. Below are the initiatives that are included in the partnership.
Higher Education Assist’s College & Career Readiness Guide: A great resource and reference for students and parents, complete with valuable information, links, and promotions.
Live Career & Education based Zoom Mentor Sessions: Students: One hour each. Facilitated by Higher Education Assist and industry subject matter experts. Individuals engage and interact with panel members as an open career and education Q/A forum. 5 sessions.* Additional sessions available.
College Essay Seminar: A 25 minute video segment. Facilitated by Higher Education Assist and subject matter experts, individuals obtain strategic information on how to strategically develop and complete a college essay.
Job Shadow Best Practices Seminar: A 20 minute video segment. Facilitated by Higher Education Assist and industry subject matter experts, individuals learn how to obtain and connect with professionals (virtually or in person) in dedicated careers and or industry of interest to gain knowledge and experience.
Career Library “Perspective” Series: 20 minute video segments. Facilitated by Higher Education Assist and industry professional. Individuals have access to a diverse series of career based videos of their choice as reference to determine interest in a career or field. Facilitators provide overview from their perspective such as responsibilities, culture, required education/training, salary, etc. Industries reviewed: healthcare, sports, marketing, culinary, criminal justice/law enforcement, culinary, technology, tourism/hospitality, education, armed forces, health & fitness, entertainment, retail and others.
Cover Letter & Resume Seminar: A 20 minute video segment. Facilitated Higher Education Assist and industry subject matter expert, individuals learn how to develop an awesome cover letter and format a resume for the desired job.
College Selection Seminar: A 20 minute video segment. Facilitated by leading industry professionals, individuals are provided information on how to best select an education institution that fits their interests.
Financing an Education Seminar: A 20 minute video segment. Facilitated by a subject matter expert, the focus here is for students and or parents understand how to search scholarships, grants and loans, facilitated by industry professional.
Career Virtual Field Trips: Video Library: 20 minute video segments. Facilitated by industry professionals, individuals have access to a diverse series of organization career based videos of their choice as reference to determine interest in a field. Facilitators provide overview of responsibilities, culture, required education/training, salary, etc. Industries: healthcare, sports, marketing, culinary, criminal justice/law enforcement, technology, tourism/hospitality, education, armed forces, health & fitness, entertainment, retail and others.
Creating Professional Network on Linkedin Seminar: 20 minute video segment presentation. Facilitated by LinkedIn subject matter expert, Individuals gain strategies and best practices on how to acquire a diverse professional network relevant to career & education interests.
Existing College Students Viewpoints: Video Library: 1-3 minute video clips. Individuals have access to a series of short viewpoints and experiences of existing college students.
College Virtual Tours: Video Library: 5 minute segments. Individuals have access to dedicated college virtual tours.
Very Visual & High Retention
“Our students retention rate continues to soar as a result of the published Higher Ed Assist initiatives.
“Dr. Maguire was very committed to the needs of our students, took the time to listen and execute!״
Creative & Resourceful
“Higher Education Assist created a dedicated, well managed portal for our school to use, easy to navigate.״
High School Administrator