Your Chance to Mold the Future Meetings and Services of our Group
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Carol Christen, career consultant and
strategist, and author of “What Color Is Your
Parachute? For Teens”. Carol presented “The
Adventures of the iPod Generation in a Flat World”.
Three Part Plan - Word document
Career Prospectus - Word document
Choices - PDF
Potential - PDF
Carol Christen is a Master Teacher of the effective
and internationally known techniques found in the
best-selling career book, "What Color is Your Parachute?
(by Richard Nelson Bolles). In the research that is the
basis for “What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens”, she
and co-author Richard Bolles were surprised to find that
typically consumer savvy teens (as well as their
parents) don’t know how to shop for post-high school
career preparation. In this session, Carol will present
some of her research as to how the oldest Millenniels
(also known as Gen Y) are faring as they transition into
the workforce, answer questions about her book and share
her thirty years of experience doing career planning
with teens and young adults.
1. What a majority of Gen M think is most important
2. Why career planning could have saved young workers
from making costly mistakes.
3. How to market your career services to Gen X parents.
Since 1979, Carol Christen has helped clients around
the world determine their career goals and build
strategies to achieve them. Carol graduated Phi Beta
Kappa from UCLA with a burning ambition to someday teach
a college course about something completely practical.
At age 28, she got her chance. The dean of Management at
Sonoma State University, the late Jeff Doubt, Ph.D.,
hired her to teach career planning and job search. As a
lecturer, students repeatedly voted her the best teacher
in the department. In the interim, Carol journeyed from
being a secondary school teacher to a career development
professional. She has taught career planning and job
hunting to many audiences—teens and young adults,
college students, adults, and career professionals. She
still gets a thrill when a client realizes that both
life and work can be shaped for a better fit.