About Me

Vera Teller, Ph.D. is coach, lecturer, and author whose core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate students through college to competitively apply for and succeed in careers post-college.

As a coach, Vera works one-on-one with high-school and college students outlining the steps to take in college to prepare for pursuing a career after graduation. 

As a lecturer, Vera is on staff at California State University Dominguez Hills in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy.  Her professional career spans over 25 years’ experience in business, management, and information systems as Director of Systems and Programming for Safeway (Vons) and Trader Joe's, consultant for EDS, and Program Manager for WellPoint.

Vera is author of the book, “Check It Off!  Pave Your Way through College To Career” - an excellent resource for high-school students entering college and a great read for parents too! Check It Off! shows readers what they need to do in college to prepare themselves to seek employment and obtain a career once graduated. Check It Off! provides a checklist of activities for each year of college to prepare the student for a career and to help him or her answer the three most important questions:

1. What do I like to do?
2. What do I want to do?
3. What does the world need?

This book is a quick, easy read that uniquely focuses on the activities students should pursue during college rather than after college. Check It Off! provides a proactive approach to career planning that steers the student to explore activities in preparation of a career and career direction.

Vera is a frequent conference speaker. She has been a speaker for Pasadena Community TV Channel 56 on unemployment issues.  She also spoke at the Project Management Institute chapter conferences, Business Analysts conference, Los Angeles Quality Assurance conference, and Chinese American IT conference on societal factors that created barriers to women advancing in the work- place. 

Vera serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary for Women At Work; a non-profit organization helping all people reach their full employment and earnings potential.  Vera wrote and managed the strategic planning process for 2011 – 2014.

Vera holds a Ph.D. and MA from the Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organization Development, an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, specializing in business information systems and has certification from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in data communications, microcomputer and LAN support.  She is PMI certified since 2000.

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2001

Data Communication Certificate, UCLA, 1999

Microcomputer/ Local Area Network Support, UCLA, 1999

Certificate of Computer Programming, California State University, Los Angeles, 1982

New Jersey Permanent Secondary Teaching Certification, Wiliam Paterson College, NJ

2008 - Ph.D - Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA Human and Organizational Systems

2006 - MA - Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barabara, CA Human and Organizational Systems

1983 - MBA - California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Computer Information Systems

1971 - BA - William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ Mathematics