Dorm Rooms to Boardrooms

Nov 15th, 2008 | By | Category: 20-2: Native Green, Media Reviews

Crandell and Rose (2004)

Review by Michael W. Simpson


This book is a guide for college graduates transitioning to life after college. It deals with many important subjects, both business/professional and personal. Many of us have not been exposed to the great variety of social and work contexts before college. Even those who have been may be unsure of expectations in a changing world.

Chapters deal with job search, office politics, etiquette, career advancement, travel, health, reports, meetings, presentations, and more. I appreciated the little boxes that accompanied the text. They often contained very useful and practical advice, more related to our entire existence and not just work.

The author has listened to the stories of people and incorporated their lived wisdom into a book with a holistic approach.

Students in tribal colleges would benefit from this book, which could be included in a career and self-development library section. The book is about understanding differing contexts and not destroying your opportunities.

Michael W. Simpson, J.D., M.Ed., is an educator, social justice advocate, and scholar living in Tucson, AZ. He can be reached via email:

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