Read what people are saying about BTF Student Program:

“Mrs. Clayton is a well-experienced Career Coach who knows her stuff! She helped me improve my LinkedIn account and highlighted the hidden skills I had and never thought to include in my profile. A month later after revamping my LinkedIn profile, I got a message from an agency relating to my field, to collaborate with Unilever. It was an opportunity I don’t think I would have received without Mrs. Clayton’s help. For that, I am grateful. I will recommend Mrs. Clayton to anyone looking to improve their career prospects.”

~ Kareemah A. / Alumna

The President of Building Toward the Future Student Program was very personal and compassionate while providing valuable guidance on job development. The company has made a tremendous impact on my future.  I would highly recommend this company to any serious individual that desires direction in their career.”

~ Malcolm P. / Alumnus


“The excitement, knowledge and tenacity Yvette Clayton exhibited as she worked with her students instilled in each of them the skills and confidence necessary for a successful future!”        
~ Linda C. / Former Colleague

“I had a panel interview coming up and this was the first panel interview I’d ever experienced and I was a little nervous – at first.  When asked “Tell me something about yourself”, I nailed it!!  The panel was very impressed and so was I!!  And by the way, I got the job!!!   I thank Ms. Clayton from the bottom of my heart for everything she’s done for me.  She is definitely a true professional and a wonderful friend.”
~ Rhoda J. / Alumna & Former Student

“I am an alumna, and I would not be in the position I am today without the help of Mrs. Yvette Clayton.  Over the past four years, Yvette has not only helped me prepare for interviews and revise my resume multiple times, but she has provided continuous encouragement with everything that I strive to accomplish.  With her assistance, I have held four internships since my sophomore year, at three different companies, because she cultivated my interests and talents.”

~ Julie S. / Alumna

Rachael E.“Mrs. Yvette Clayton is an exemplary woman. She is professional, kind hearted, respectful and determined.  Through her lessons in professionalism, I have seen growth in the way I handle everyday situations. Through our meetings, I was able to create a more polished resume and even learn information in regards to global dining etiquette. Mrs. Clayton is extremely credible and also greatly contributed to the new confidence I have in regards to interviewing.I know the students enrolled
in her program will prevail and I wish them all the best.”

~ Rachael E. / Alumna & Former Student

Brandan B.“I was in need of improving my resume. Since I have known Yvette for many years, I contacted her, and we began to improve my resume together. She spent a few hours with me, going over correct procedures during job interviews, how to dress, even down to direct details like making sure I wasn’t wearing too much cologne. Yvette gave me the courage to fix my resume, go to a job fair on campus, and proceed to landing a job with my dream company. During the interview, the manager mentioned to me how impressed he was with my resume. Thanks to Yvette Clayton, I am now working for a company that I have always dreamed about working for.”    

~ Brandan B. / Alumnus

Tyler G.As I continued on my professional journey, I found myself struggling to appropriately detail my professional experience throughout my resume in a fashion that would increase my perceived value by potential employers. Yvette provided me with a series of suggested words to utilize. Additionally, she provided me with several how-to guides instructing me as to how to appropriately compose: Cover letters, Thank You letters and other useful drafts that I can reference while corresponding with potential employers in my job search. Additionally, she reviewed my resume and provided me with several
formatting tips that have increased the overall professional appeal of my resume as a whole.
Thank you so much Mrs. Yvette Clayton.
~ Tyler G. / Alumnus

“I went on multiple interviews searching for an internship the summer before my senior year. I was very frustrated because I would go on many interviews and second interviews, but they were not resulting in job offers. I met with Mrs. Clayton, and she helped me turn these potential job opportunities into job offers. She taught me how to cater my resume to meet the needs of each individual job opportunity that I pursued. In addition, she helped me improve my interviewing skills by giving me very helpful pointers during a mock interview. After meeting with Mrs. Clayton, I received two job opportunities the next month! She gave me the invaluable tools that I needed which I will carry throughout my entire career. I am now pursuing a J.D./MBA at Cleveland State, and I would never have had the success that I have had if it was not for Mrs. Clayton. I am so grateful for all of her help!
~ Heather H. / Alumna