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Career Advising: An Academic Advisor's Guideby Virginia N. Gordon
Synopses & Reviews
In today's highly competitive workplace, students must be prepared to respond to the challenges of a knowledge-based economy. While pursuing their academic careers, students need specific information about career possibilities in their prospective field, ideas for mounting a successful job search, an awareness of the dramatic changes occurring in the workplace, and knowledge of the skills needed to be marketable.
From Virginia N. Gordon—the co-editor of the acclaimed book Academic Advising—comes Career Advising, a resource for academic advisors to assist college students with the educational choices that will lead them to career-related decisions. This important book shows how academic advisors, as well as non-teaching advisors, are in ideal positions to help students understand the relationships between their academic and career choices, and the effect these decisions have on students' future personal and work lives.
Career Advising identifies and describes the knowledge and skills that are required to be an effective career advisor for students. Gordon describes the 3-I Process, which clarifies the three interactive phases—Inquire, Inform, and Integrate—that can help students identify and explore academic- and career-related possibilities and make critical decisions.
This handy resource leads advisors through the maze of career information sources as well as other important career-related resources and methods.
Book News Annotation:
In this publication of the National Academic Advising Association, a NACADA past president introduces an integrated approach to academic and career advising for advisors from diverse fields. After explaining the differences between career advising and career counseling, career advising principles and competencies, Gordon (Ohio State U.) presents the 3-I (Inquire, Inform, Integrate) career advising framework. The text includes career advising checklists, web resources, and case studies of students applying the 3-I decision-making process. Jossey-Bass is an imprint of Wiley Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The focus of the book is on advising college students who are in the throes of learning about their academic potential and how their educational choices can lead them to future career-related decisions. Intended for faculty, academic advisors and other college personnel who come from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds and who wish to learn, expand or refine their knowledge of career development theory, career information, and career advising practices.
About the Author
Virginia N. Gordon is assistant dean emeritus and adjunct associate professor at The Ohio State University. She is the past president of the National Academic Advising Association and the founder and first director of the National Clearinghouse on Academic Advising.
Table of Contents
1. Career Counseling and Career Advising: Differences and Similarities.
2. Career-Advising Competencies.
3. The 3-I Process: A Career-Advising Framework.
4. The 3-I Process: INFORM.
5. The 3-I Process: INTEGRATE.
6. Career-Advising Resources.
7. Future Challenges.
Appendix A: Useful Career-Advising Web Sites.
Appendix B: Case Studies for the 3-I Process.
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