Making It Count, a division of Monster Worldwide, is the industry leader in “edutainment” delivering almost 10,000 free educational presentations annually to high school students, college students and parents nationwide. Making It Count speakers offer motivation and information to students on how to make the most of their high school experience, succeed in college, and best prepare themselves to maximize their opportunities upon graduation.
The idea for Making It Count started in 1987 when company co-founder, Patrick O’Brien (then a Procter & Gamble brand manager) prepared some notes for a discussion with his younger sister on how to succeed in college. These notes would become the outline for his book, Making College Count: A Real World Look at How to Succeed In and After College, first printed in 1996. Since then, the book has been sold in bookstores across the country and has been featured in USA Today, the CBS Morning News, MSNBC and Amazon.com.
By 1998, the concept expanded and our flagship, in-school presentation program, Making College Count, for high schools seniors was developed by co-founders Brad Baker and Patrick O’Brien. That year, the program was delivered to 50,000 students. Since then, we have added new programs and expanded our reach. We’ve now spoken to more than 23 million students in more than 9,500 high schools and 1,500 colleges in all 50 states through our package of assembly-style presentations.
For more information about Making It Count, please visit our company website at: www.makingitcount.com.
The speaker and presentation in this video were filmed at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.