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Preparing for Career Success Student Interest Inventory, Third Edition

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Edition: Third

Copyright: 2009 EMC/JIST Works

Jerry Ryan and Roberta Ryan


Students react to more than 100 quick and easy-to-read alternatives regarding their job, academic, and leisure time interests; their personal values; and their work skills. Then they calculate the results to determine the two career clusters to which they are most oriented and use the textbook appendix to research those clusters.

Author Bio

Jerry Ryan, M.Ed., is the author of Preparing for Career Success and has been an advocate of career education for more than 30 years. As project coordinator and liaison between the Akron Public Schools (Akron, Ohio) and the Akron Regional Development Board, he organized collaborative career education programs with business, industry, and labor organizations. As a developer/demonstrator for the U.S. Office of Education (now known as the U.S. Department of Education), he provided career education and career guidance training to thousands of teachers and counselors nationwide.

Roberta Ryan, M.Ed., has spent 30 years teaching, training, counseling, and developing curriculum materials for career education, career guidance, and the private sector. She has been a coordinator of Career Education for the Akron Public Schools (Akron, Ohio), a trainer for the National Diffusion network of the U.S. Office of Education, a lecturer for the University of Akron, a field evaluator for the American Institute of Research, a curriculum reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education, and the owner and manager of Career Direction Services, Inc., a technical placement service. She has been a major contributor to numerous career education and career guidance curriculum guides at the local, state, and national levels.

For interview requests or questions about these authors, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.