Higher Education

Practical Student: Career-Oriented Success, 1st Edition

  • Carl M. Wahlstrom Genesee Community College
  • Brian K. Williams
  • S. Kelly Dansby Florida Metropolitan University
  • ISBN-10: 0534534066  |  ISBN-13: 9780534534066
  • 352 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.75



Speaks directly to the needs and issues of proprietary, vocational-technical and career and certificate program students. The authors show students that by mastering the academic and personal skills needed to succeed in school-such as time and money management, memorization and how to deal with stress-that they are learning the skills needed for success in their careers, finances, relationships, health and other aspects of life.

Table of Contents

1. Starting Up: Challenges & Rewards for the Practical Student.
2. Targeting Success: Why Are You Here? What Is Your Fear?
3. Time Management: How to Find Time to Handle Everything.
4. Learning & Lectures: Learning Styles & Note Taking.
5. Recall & Reading: Better Memorizing, Reading & Study Techniques.
6. Exams: Taking Tests with Confidence & Integrity.
7. Writing & Speaking: Making Powerful Written & Oral Presentations.
8. Thinking Smart: Critical, Creative, & Other Kinds of Thinking.
9. Information Technology: Using Computer & Communications Tools.
10. Personal Growth: Managing Stress, Conflict, & Money.
11. Career & Work: Vocational Direction, Job Hunting, Resumes, & Interviewing.
12. Resources: Assistance, Opportunity, & Diversity.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carl M. Wahlstrom

Carl W. Wahlstrom is Professor of Intermediate Studies and Sociology at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. He has been the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the National Freshman Advocate Award, and several other teaching honors. He is an active presenter and educational consultant at the national, state and local level. In addition, he is co-author, along with Brian Williams, of LEARNING SUCCESS: BEING YOUR BEST IN COLLEGE AND LIFE.

Brian K. Williams

Brian K. Williams has worked in many areas of the publishing field and co-authored 18 books, many on the subject of using technology.