Take Charge of Your Future: A 1-2-3 Guide to Making Good Career Choices

Take Charge of Your Future: A 1-2-3 Guide to Making Good Career Choices

by Roderick S. Baker

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Throughout most of American history, education was seen as the key to prosperity, success, and upward mobility. Yet the reality of the "Education Bubble" in the 21st Century has seen education leave countless millions without a job and trapped in a complicated maze of frustration and debt.

Enter Roderick S. Baker and his essential guidebook, "Take Charge of Your Future: A 1-2-3 Guide to Making Good Career Choices," which offers a three-step approach to finding one's proper career trajectory. By asking the reader to assess where they are right now, where they want to go, and how they will get there, Baker cuts right to the chase. He offers a unique, hard-hitting, and intense approach to finding the answers students seek most. By crafting together inspirational quotes and stories, as well as his personal tales such as working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia, the author acts as a "guide on the side," empowering the reader to find his or her destiny. Incorporating stylish worksheets, Baker sets students on a path of self-analysis and permanent innovation by bringing together a coherent, intense, yet flexible philosophy that can help students to assess and reinvent themselves. Clearly there can be no substitute for establishing concrete plans to achieve one's ultimate dreams, goals, and desires.

Whether you are a first-year college student or ready to graduate, "Take Charge of Your Future" is the book that can change your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482043389
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 58
Sales rank: 655,704
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Author Roderick S. Baker is a former adjunct professor of global studies. He is a writer, speaker, and personal development mentor. A native of Flint, Michigan, he earned a BS in electrical engineering and a BA in political science from Purdue University in Indiana before serving for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. While in South America, Baker worked as a community-based agriculture volunteer. He later graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, with an MA in International Relations.
Baker has developed a unique philosophy that aims to help students in their career trajectory, and has incorporated aspects of these methods into his teaching at Winona State University. He is the Production Operations Manager for RiverSide Electronics, Ltd. in southeastern Minnesota. Baker worked with university students as his company's co-operative education leader for five years. Baker has served as the president of the Rotary Club of Winona, MN, and is a firm believer in the enduring virtues of community service.

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