The Professor verses The Student

Most students remember one or two professors/teachers that impact their lives. The impact on a student can come in one to many ways. Teachers can impact your life as a role model, an inspiration, or as a mentor. The relationship between the professor and the student is a two-way street.  Do we make mistakes?  Of […]

Voyage LA Magazine

Hi! I’m excited to share the news.  An article about me is in the online Voyagela.com Magazine. Please use the link below to read the article! http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-vera-teller-ph-d-college-career-coach/ For more information about seeking employment and networking, refer to the book Check It Off! Pave Your Way Through College to Career by Vera Teller, Ph.D.

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 […]

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 […]

The Portfolio…A Must Have for the College Student

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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 […]

YOUR PERSONAL NETWORK

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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 […]

The Most Important Activity in College

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The Most Important Activity in College I teach a communications course to first-year college students and one question I often ask is: “Of the many opportunities college offers, what are you looking forward to over the next four years?” The overwhelming answer? Meeting new people and making friends. Here is the good news. On campus, […]

What are the questions that first-year college students ask?

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What are the questions that first-year college students ask? What major should I choose in college? What career will I pursue? Some people say, follow your passion. Others, find a good paying job. For me, I want to know What am I  going to do? But it is important to ask: What do you want to […]