About Me

Andy-Morkes-Headshot-TG012015-9978My 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. 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.