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Career Wisdom for College Students
  • Format
  • Authored by: Peter Vogt; Foreword by Doug Hardy
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816068372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6837-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 04/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 331.702
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 304


Career Wisdom for College Students is a career advice book for those who need it most—college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. Offering insight readers won’t get in class, on the Internet, or from their parents, expert author Peter Vogt guides college students through the process of career preparation. While many books exist to aid the first-time job seeker or the recent college graduate, few offer help during the formative time when a major is chosen, an initial career path is charted, and internship and work experience opportunities abound.

This volume consists of more than 60 advice articles separated into four major sections: “Take A Look Around—A Real Look Around,” “Be Careful What You Think You Know,” “Build Your Skills and Experience Through Hands-on Activities,” and “Land the Job You Really Want.” An epilogue offers advice on getting the most out of your campus career counselor, and an appendix suggests helpful resources for further research or career exploration.

Topics include:

  • What Are You Good At? Ask Someone Else!
  • You Can Make a Career Out of Almost Anything
  • Career Decision-Making Traps to Avoid
  • Money, Status, and Power Aren’t the Only Forms of Pay
  • Experience Isn’t Optional; It’s Essential
  • Don’t Take Your Technology Skills for Granted
  • Introverts Can Network Too
  • ”Out-research” Your Competitors, Win the Job.


Index. Further reading and resources.

About the Author(s)

Peter Vogt holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Moorhead State University. He writes weekly career advice articles for students and recent grads and answers dozens of questions each month on MonsterTRAK’s “Career Planning for College Students” message board. Vogt has also written articles for National Business Employment Weekly, Managing Your Career, and CollegeJournal.com and CareerJournal.com, both produced by The Wall Street Journal. He lives in suburban Minneapolis.

Foreword author Doug Hardy is the former editor-in-chief of Monster.com, as well as a career expert.

Reviews and Awards

"If you feel like you need some guidance to start your own career exploration, this book provides a great overview of how to navigate the complex career development process."
Lawrence University Career Center Blog

"...offers a straightforward approach to choosing a career path, landing an interview, and more."
Young Money Magazine

"...a wise addition for your career library shelves as a resource not only for your undergraduate students, but also as a primer for new career services professionals."
NACE Journal

"...filled with significant insights...easy-to-read...This practical work is equally valuable to students majoring in liberal arts, the professions, and the sciences. Must reading for all college students planning to translate their education into satisfying and successful employment. Highly recommended."

"Outstanding Academic Title, 2007"
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