Career Trek: The Journey Begins

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  Using an engaging adventurer theme, Career Trek emphasizes ways to transform one’s education investment into career success.    This book covers essential career management topics such as self-awareness, networking, and resume writing, and goes beyond to discuss the importance of person-job fit and long-term career management strategies. Summaries and hands-on activities accompany each chapter and help readers uncover their own passions and skills. The book’s tone is practical and engaging and its points are amplified by the references to Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer.    Career Exploration or Career Development

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Career Trek is a practically-oriented textbook that speaks to students about the importance of finding career paths that match student passion and skills.  The text takes students beyond their Bachelor’s degree showing them how to leverage that degree and achieve successful careers.  Unlike most career texts that address only landing a job, Career Trek offers three chapters that help students to shine in their first year of employment and deal with challenging career issues while developing professionally.  Also unique is the chapter on graduate programs and entrepreneurial career paths.

 

Nielson writes in an informal, engaging style that will capture students’ interest and maintain it as they pursue their career.  He employs Jon Krakauer’s account of ascending Mount Everest in Into Thin Air as the theme for Career Trek helping students to understand the challenges and thrills of their career journey.

 

Exciting features include:

  • Trek Tasks — hands-on exercises found in each chapter to help students along the journey
  • Treklists — chapter ending summaries provide essential take away points
  • Reaching the Summit — an entire section devoted to key issues after obtaining the job

For instructors and students alike, we encourage you to visit our Student Success Supersite.  This valuable resource is at www.prenhall.com/success.

About the Author:

Troy Nielson (Ph.D., University of Utah) is the Department Chair of Business Management at Utah Valley State College (soon to be Utah Valley University). He has also been on the business faculties at both California State University San Marcos and Brigham Young University. Prior to his academic career, he worked with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He has done human resource and organizational development consulting for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, most recently for Proflowers.com. Troy has coached hundreds of students to more effectively manage their professional careers. His research interests include mentoring, career development, work-life balance, and leadership.

 

Troy R. Nielson, Ph.D.

School of Business

Utah Valley State College

800 West University Parkway, MS 119

Orem, Utah 84058-5999

nielsotr@uvsc.edu

801.863.8235 (office) n 801.863.7218 (fax)

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