Welcome to College Your Career Starts Now!: A Practical Guide to Academic and Professional Success

Welcome to College Your Career Starts Now!: A Practical Guide to Academic and Professional Success

by Victor Brown

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Overview

For every student, both a successful transition into college, and the subsequent transition from college to career, are critically important. Written by an author who has had long experience in both the corporate and academic worlds, "Welcome to College - Your Career Starts Now!" is the ideal book to help guide students through both transitions, while giving good advice on how to integrate the college years into the process of determining one's career. Many students arrive on a college campus in a state of confusion and uncertainty. They wonder how they should select their major, which elective courses to choose, how to determine a career path, how to interview effectively and how to make the best use of internships and study abroad opportunities. Just as important for them is to understand how to project an image as serious students, and how to develop the personal skill sets and behavior patterns they will need in both their college and career years. Vic Brown has drawn upon his extensive experience as a corporate executive and college faculty member, and imparts excellent advice on how to integrate coursework, internships and other activities into a focused preparation for long term career success. The author does not stop at college graduation. He continues to offer practical guidance to the new graduates while they navigate their way through the first several years of their careers. Brown's use of real-world examples on campus and in the workplace provides a wonderful way for the reader to understand the importance of the advice he offers, and this book is essential reading for college students at all stages of their education, for new members of the work force, and even as a refresher for those well along in their careers. Parents, high school guidance counselors, college admissions and career services staff, as well as faculty, will all benefit from the practical guidance offered in this easy to read, entertaining book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543960372
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
File size: 354 KB

About the Author

Vic Brown enjoyed a 30-year career in the chemical industry with FMC Corporation, where he held a number of senior positions and worked internationally in sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, information technology and procurement. In 2002 he embarked on a second career in academia, serving on the faculty and in the administration of Ursinus College. Brown taught for thirteen years in the Department of Business and Economics, retiring in 2014.He now works as an independent writer, focusing primarily on topics related to the intersection of higher education, business and government policy. His work has been featured in National Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, and See Thru Edu (a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation).He also has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and consults frequently for industry. His consulting work includes personalized coaching for managers and conducting seminars on the topics of business courtesy and protocol.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 The College Years xiii

Chapter 1 Choice of college is not as important as what you do with it 1

Chapter 2 How do I choose a major? 5

Chapter 3 Creating your image as a serious student 13

Chapter 4 Let's get personal 19

Chapter 5 Choosing a career path 25

Chapter 6 Launching your career 31

Part 2 The Early Career Years… and Beyond 37

Chapter 7 Effective telephone communications 41

Chapter 8 Effective written communications 47

Chapter 9 Proper behavior in meetings 51

Chapter 10 Organizing and leading the meeting 55

Chapter 11 Negotiations 57

Chapter 12 Can we get personal, one more time? 63

Chapter 13 Making the most of social events 69

Chapter 14 Creating your career model 73

Chapter 15 My wish for you 75

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