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Navigating through college in preparation for career post-college.

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Speaking engagements tailored to the organization and people who participate.

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It's here.  My new book, Check It Off! is now available on Amazon.com

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April 2019: Vera Teller, PhD., receiving the Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award. Cal State Dominquez Hills. read more

 

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Think of College as Your Workplace

The College Year The end of the spring semester came quickly. Grading final assignments and posting final grades are in process. In doing so, I am remembering what happened on the last day of classes. At the end of one of my classes, two students stated how much they enjoyed the class. At the end of our conversation, they asked for a letter of recommendation ...
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Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award

A most exciting and humbling thing happened to me recently. On April 18, 2019 I received the 2019 Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award from California State University Dominguez Hills. The award honors a CSUDH faculty who has demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness. Winning this award is quite humbling as it is an incredible honor. And I have to say, at the same time I ...
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Follow Your Passion

I read an article about a man in his fifties who regrets his career choice. Now, at the age of 54 he has decided to follow his passion and pursue an interest. Better late than never! So they say. Last week, I overheard a conversation between two women discussing their jobs. One woman stated that she could not wait for retirement. She exclaimed that she ...
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The Portfolio…A Must Have for the College Student

The Portfolio In my book, Check It Off!  I offer information on college life for the first-year college student.  One item on the list that is easy for the college student to do, yet often overlooked, is to create a collection of important information throughout the college years.  I call this collection:  your portfolio. First-year students should begin compiling information that will benefit them as ...
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YOUR PERSONAL NETWORK

Did you know that most people’s first job out of college is usually found through a relative or close friend of a relative? It is a true fact, even in today’s digital world; person-to-person networking is still a most powerful tool. What I find from my students is that when you tell them to start “networking” their eyes begin to roll a bit and I ...
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