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About the Company

College & Career Press is an award-winning, family-owned company that publishes college- and career-oriented books and newsletters. It was founded in 2002, and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We print our books and newsletters in the United States.

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, Career Opportunities News, the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, and Practical Homeschooling, as well as by nationally syndicated careers columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy.

Additionally, our 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.

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

About the Publishers

Andrew Morkes has been writing and editing college- and career-related publications for nearly 25 years. He’s the former managing editor for career publications at Ferguson Publishing Company, a respected school and library reference publishing company. If you’re a school and library professional, you are probably familiar with Ferguson’s top-quality publications such as the Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance, Careers in Focus (85+-volume series), Discovering Careers (10+-volume series), What Can I Do Now? (20+-volume series), and Career Discovery Encyclopedia. Andrew has helped publish more than 350 books for the school and library reference market and served as a feature writer for Career Opportunities News. Andrew has been interviewed about college- and career-related topics for local and national publications such as the Allentown Daily Call, Practical Homeschooling magazine, and GameZone Online. He is also the author of The Morkes Report: College and Career Planning Trends blog, and the author of more than 15 Vault Career Guides, including Accounting, Consulting, Healthcare Management, Hedge Funds, Information Technology, Law, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech, Private Equity, Private Wealth Management, Social Media, and Venture Capital. Andrew served as the managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance (12th ed.), which many consider the “bible” of career planning and exploration. He is the former assistant editor of Lake & Prairie, a quarterly newsletter of the Illinois Sierra Club. Andrew’s poetry has appeared in Cadence, Wisconsin Review, Poetry Motel, Strong Coffee, and Mid-America Review.

Amy McKenna (Andy’s wife) is an encyclopedia editor in Chicago, Illinois. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Our son, an aspiring editor who gives every book and newsletter a thorough going-over before publication. He’s worked in the field for less than one year.