Our Career Development services start by identifying your unique natural talents that empower you to be successful.

Individualized Career Plans are developed through the integration of your talents, interests, and abilities. You complete the program confident, self-assured, with a plan for career success!

Through the use of internationally respected assessment methods, we uncover careers that match your specific interests.

Career & COLLEGE Consultants

Christine Ricci, M.S.I.A./M.B.A., Executive Vice President heads up research and development.

Aafke Loney, M.B.A., president and founder of Business & Education Connected.

Our Executive Team

Welcome to Business & Education Connected!

Our goal is simple: To create success stories, one student at a time.


Since we opened our doors in 2013, BE Connected has been helping students connect to their future careers. We do this through personalized career development programs where we work individually with our clients to provide guidance in career choices and options for post-secondary education including college planning.

Our exceptionally rated career development services are specifically designed to better prepare young adults for today's and tomorrow's jobs. Through the integration of strengths discovery and interest awareness we work with students and adults to formulate individualized career possibilities and post-secondary education plans.

Many students feel overwhelmed with the many college and career options available today, however, with coaching, students can overcome career uncertainty and develop confidence in their next steps.  According to ACT DISCOVER Career Development Curricula for Colleges:

  • Career planning results in having realistic career goals.

  • Students who engage in career exploration programs report higher grades and feel better prepared for the future compared to students who do not.

  • Career exploration helps people face and find solutions to educational and career barriers.

  • Career exploration helps people develop a support network and learn where to go when help is needed.

  • Students who have completed career exploration have more confidence in themselves and are more motivated to achieve their goals.

The career development process starts with you getting to know yourself and then matching your interests, aspirations and skills with options for study and work. Career development is about more than just your first job, it's about your whole life and about getting a life that you love!