Unfortunately, there are many companies and even some for-profit universities who take advantage of students. Never pay for college and career planning services! The CCC and other community groups offer these services for free to our students. If a company invites you to a seminar you and your parents didn't sign up for, don't go. If you are concerned about the mail or emails you are recieving, forward them to Ms. Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring in your letters to the CCC. I would be happy to check it for you. You also should be cautious about for-profit colleges. Many for-profit colleges offer programs that are much more expensive than their non-profit counterparts. Additionally, on average, for-profit job placement rates are lower, while their loan default rates are higher. Check out the articles below for more information.
For-Profit Colleges Articles: