Higher Education

100% Externship Success, 1st Edition

  • Carol Silvis
  • Roxanne L. DuVivier, Ph.D. Ph.D in counseling and Higher Education from Ohio University and a licensed Psychologist
  • ISBN-10: 1418015490  |  ISBN-13: 9781418015497
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.25
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100% Externship Success provides students with the framework to prepare for a successful externship, and career. This text focuses on the practical skills necessary for the job search with games, forms, worksheets, review quizzes, and hands-on exercises. Soft skills including customer service, ethics and dependability necessary to keeping a job are covered as well. The text also serves as a valuable reference, divided into three parts that address planning for an externship, success strategies on the job, and long-term career skills.

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Features and Benefits

  • Covers development of "soft skills", which are vital for student success on the externship
  • Self-assessments allow students to match themselves to a position in order to be successful
  • Excellent summary lists of essential information, leading to a clearer understanding of what employers want and what the perspective employee should do to address those wants
  • Presents information on creating a resume, portfolio and developing interviewing skills for students to prepare for an effective job search
  • Back of book CD- ROM features interactive quizzes and games to help reinforce key concepts in text

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Career Development
Chapter 2: Customer Service
Chapter 3: Communicating on the Job
Chapter 4: Professionalism
Chapter 5: Doing the Right Thing
Chapter 6: Achieving Professional Success
Forms for success
Employee/extern evaluation
Employer evaluation
Job Application Cheat Sheet
Sample Job Application

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carol Silvis

Carol Silvis is the author of 101 Ways to Connect with Customers, Chiefs, and Co-Workers, Job Hunting After 50, 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, and college textbooks 100% Externship Success and General Office Procedures. Other publications include "Time Management and Organization for Writers" (2012 Writers Market), a dozen creative non-fiction stories and inspirational pieces published in national magazines, and over 40 articles published in various newsletters. Ms. Silvis has a master's degree in education and has trained adults in how to get a job, keep and enjoy it, and advance on the job. She teaches part time at Penn State's New Kensington campus and leads workshops and seminars for schools, businesses, professional organizations, and libraries on job hunting, resume preparation, customer service, stress management, telephone techniques, human relations/teamwork, communication, writing, and time management/organization. She is the president of Pennwriters, a 400+- member writing group. She won the 2008 Meritorious Service Award, was past VP and Authors' Advocate, and was the 2005 and 2007 Conference Coordinator.

Roxanne L. DuVivier, Ph.D.

Roxanne DuVivier, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President of Hocking College in Ohio. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed psychologist and counselor, Dr. DuVivier is dedicated to helping students develop successful academic and career paths based on individual learning styles and personality traits. She is a nationally recognized consultant and presenter on topics ranging from learning assessment, to retention systems, effective advising and instructional design. Dr. DuVivier is past president of the Personality Assessment System Foundation, an international organization of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists involved in research and application of personality theory in profiling, learning & cognition, behavioral analysis and prediction.