Cornerstone: Opening Doors to Career Success / Edition 2by Robert M. Sherfield, Patricia G. Moody
Pub. Date: 01/21/2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Created specifically for career college students, this book is built around 10 Essential Cornerstones for success renowned by the foremost in career college instructors, administrators and students. Practical tools engage the career college student in topics that will help them open doors to success both personally and professionally. As with all books in the well-known Cornerstone franchise, you will find concrete applications, a conversational tone, and a motivational purpose.
- COMPLETELY NEW chapter on Interpersonal Communication and Emotional Intelligence.
- NEW Feature: Successful Decisions. Examples of real-life decisions and solutions that students are likely to face in a college career environment.
- The "BIG WHY" written by the author and The "BIG WHY from Another Perspective" written by a current student in a career college about why the chapter is relevant.
- Concluding chapter "Prosper: Preparing for Success in the World of Work and Beyond."
“As a Career Services Coordinator for more than five years, an instructor in Professional and Career Development, and a business owner, I have never seen a more comprehensive approach to training the student in the proper methodology for achieving his or her academic, professional, and private goals.”
“It is an exceptional text, well thought-out, relevant to the lives of today’s students, especially those who are working, working mothers, or just coming back to the classroom to update skills or retrain for a new career.”
--Edward M. Tucker, Lincoln College of Technology
“… the text seems to reflect current trends in the field. I think acknowledging past struggles of students and empowering them to approach their education with intentionality, rather than just “hoping” that it will be different, is reflected in the field of higher education.”
--Jean Fennema, Pima Medical Institute
“This book focuses on students being accountable for their own success–which is sorely lacking in most student success texts. It speaks in a common language that students of all abilities can relate to, which is very important in our market...My students are always engaged during this class because of the way the topics are covered. Most texts also do not focus on the nitty gritty of getting and keeping a job–which is absolutely essential to my students.”
--Kate Sawyer, Lincoln Educational
Start strong. Finish stronger.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 THRIVE 3
Discovering Your Potential, Nurturing Change, and Thriving Through Goal Setting
Chapter 2 ENGAGE 31
Cultivating Your Personal Motivation and Academic Passion
Chapter 3 COMMUNICATE 59
Enhancing Your Interpersonal Communication Skills, Developing Your Emotional Intelligence, and Celebrating Cultures
Chapter 4 PRIORITIZE 87
Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress
Chapter 5 PROSPER 107
Protecting Your Future Through Managing Your Money and Debts Wisely
Chapter 6 READ 129
Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills
Chapter 7 LEARN 157
Using Your Dominant Intelligence, Learning Style, and Personality Type to Become an Active Learner
Chapter 8 RECORD 179
Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-Taking System That Works for You
Chapter 9 UNDERSTAND 205
Empowering Your Memory, Creating Your Study Plan, and Taking Tests Successfully
Chapter 10 THINK 241
Expanding Your Aptitude for Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Chapter 11 PLAN 267
Preparing for Success in the World of Work ... and Beyond
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