The Next Step Announces First Book in Career and College Readiness Series –The Prof’s Guide to Surviving High School and Kicking Butt in College

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The Next Step, run by Lisa Vento Nielsen, is a local NYC business focused on helping people take their next steps in career and education. Ms. Vento Nielsen is excited to announce the first book in the Career and College Readiness Series based off of her College Readiness Seminar that launched this Spring.

The Next Step expanded the College and Career Readiness Seminars into the first book in a series on preparing for college and beyond.

Lisa Vento Nielsen from The Next Step - First Book in the College and Career Readiness Series.

This book is the perfect gift for the 8th grader to college-aged person in your life and is also the best thing a parent could read as they help their child(ren) prepare for college.

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The Next Step, founded by Lisa Vento Nielsen, is a local Staten Island company focusing on college and career readiness. The Next Step specializes in helping people take their next steps in career or education with informative workshops, seminars and more on College and Career Readiness topics.

The Next Step is excited to announce the first book in the series on Career and College Readiness called The Book on College Readiness: The Prof’s Guide to Surviving High School and Kicking Butt in College. This book focuses on real-life lessons and insights from Ms. Vento Nielsen, an educator in higher education since 2003, on how to identify who you are and how to be ready for college.

The book is based off of her College and Career Readiness Seminars offered at local Staten Island high schools. As an educator for the last 13 years as well as an executive and an entrepreneur, Ms. Vento Nielsen has real-world and actionable advice for any student preparing for college (or their parents). “In teaching at the university level since 2003 and having been a college student and student worker since 1994, I have insight and knowledge into how to be ready for college and how to prepare either as an 8th grade graduate or as a Senior in high school (or beyond) for being successful in college. This book is for anyone thinking about going to college or for the parents of the student considering college,” says Ms. Vento Nielsen.

The book includes lessons and homework assignments for the student to help them identify who they are, who they want to become and , “always keeping in mind the power of the ‘reboot’ button for anyone as they start this process of what should be a lifetime of constant learning.”, as per Ms. Vento Nielsen. Also included are lessons on writing the perfect Application Essays and how to manage the letter of recommendation process.

The next book in the series will focus on graduating with a job offer and how to succeed in business for the young professional. This book joins Ms. Vento Nielsen’s other published work The Prof’s Guide to Entrepreneur-ING Using Entrepreneurial Skills to Launch Your Own Business or be the Boss of Your Career. Find out more about the books at the Amazon author page for Ms. Vento Nielsen.

The Next Step has a blog updated 5 days a week with original content that is viewed and shared by approximately 1600 people per week. This book, while inspired by blog posts, contains all original content. Ms. Vento Nielsen is available for local speaking engagements on topics from the blog or her books. Read more lessons on career management, education and more here.

In addition to the published books and the upcoming installments to both book series (Entrepreneur-ING and College and Career Readiness), Ms. Vento Nielsen also offers various product packages for career and education from the do-it-yourself kits on Resume and LinkedIn development to the most popular Complete Branding Product, which includes the personalized career path plan, Resume(s), Cover Letter(s), LinkedIn powerhouse editing and personalized instructional guide on how to use LinkedIn to get to the next step of your career all for $300. Find out more on the The Next Step page.

The Next Step is locally owned business founded by Lisa Vento Nielsen, MBA, PMP. Ms. Vento Nielsen is a local Staten Island woman who attended St John’s University Staten Island and Rome, Italy campus for her BS in Marketing and MBA in International Finance, respectively. She is an educator, executive and entrepreneur who has been helping people identify and execute on their next steps in education and career for the past 15 years. You can find out more by visiting or calling 347-733-9211. Follow The Next Step for daily blog posts on education, careers and more on Instagram and Twitter @thenext_step123.

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