Welcome to My Blog

My name is Andrew Morkes, and I’ve been writing about college- and career-planning for more than 25 years. I’m the founder and editorial director of College & Career Press, an award-winning company that publishes college- and career-oriented books and newsletters. It was founded in 2002, and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We publish a variety of college- and career-reference books and newsletters. Our customers include:

  • Young people who want to learn more about interesting and fast-growing careers and how to ace the job search (cover letters, resumes, networking, internships, interviewing, etc.)
  • Their parents and other family members
  • School counselors
  • Librarians
  • Career center professionals
  • People who want to change careers or go back to college

Our publications have received glowing news coverage or positive reviews by Booklist, School Library Journal, Small Press Bookwatch, Library Bookwatch, Voice of Youth Advocates, The Futurist, CHOICE (a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries), Career Opportunities News, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, and Practical Homeschooling, as well as by nationally syndicated careers columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy.

Additionally, my book They Teach That in College?! was selected as “A Perfect Ten” by the library journal Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA). The book, along with 10 other winners, was chosen from a total of 1,223 titles reviewed by VOYA as earning the highest ratings for literary quality and teen appeal.

As a freelancer, I have edited and/or written more than 350 books on college and careers, including the Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance and many volumes in the Careers in Focus, Discovering Careers, What Can I Do Now?, and Career Skills Library series. I am also the author of more than 10 Vault Career Guides (including Accounting, Consulting, Internet and Social Media, Law, and Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology); Growing Career Opportunities in the Marijuana Industry; and 9 titles in the Careers in the Building Trades: A Growing Demand series (including Green Construction, Plumbers, and Electricians) My poetry has appeared in Cadence, Wisconsin Review, Poetry Motel, Strong Coffee, and Mid-America Review.

I look forward to keeping you keep up to date with the latest news on hot careers and college majors, job-search trends, college admission strategies, scholarships, and much, much more. Check out my blog for occasional interviews with college, career, and life success experts. Thanks for reading and telling others about The Morkes Report on College & Career Planning.

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More Colleges Offering Programs in Veteran Services

There are about 1.3 million active duty members of the military and more than 800,000 reserve forces in the United States. In 2017, there were approximately 18.2 million U.S. military veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More than 9 million veterans are enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration healthcare system, but … Continue reading More Colleges Offering Programs in Veteran Services

The Benefits of Studying Abroad Begin in College and Continue Throughout Life

The number of U.S. college students who received academic credit for studying abroad in the 2015-16 academic year reached a record high of 325,339 students, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors 2017 report. This was an increase of 3.8 percent from 2014-15. Studying abroad provides students with the chance to learn about … Continue reading The Benefits of Studying Abroad Begin in College and Continue Throughout Life

What to Do if You Don’t Get Accepted to College

Congratulations if you’ve been accepted by your dream college! But what if you’ve been rejected by your number-one college choice—or even all of the colleges you applied to? Don’t despair. Hundreds of colleges and universities accept applications and admit students until the start of the fall semester. These students are those who were not accepted into their … Continue reading What to Do if You Don’t Get Accepted to College

College Chancellor Touts the Benefits of a Career in Court Reporting

Dr. Alexis Stephens is the Chancellor of MacCormac College (Chicago, IL), which established the first court reporting program in the United States. She was kind enough to discuss the career of court reporter and the program at MacCormac College with me.  Q. Why is pursuing a career in court reporting such a good choice? A. … Continue reading College Chancellor Touts the Benefits of a Career in Court Reporting

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