Expert on Education, Career Changes To Speak

for immediate release March 23, 1998

WHO/WHAT: Donald Asher, an author and consultant who speaks nationwide on how to gain admission to competitive graduate schools and how to get the right job, will share helpful tips with students, faculty and staff.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, March 25, at Abilene Christian University

9:15 a.m. - Asher to meet with TRIO staff members to discuss success factors for first-generation and underrepresented students

10:30 a.m. - Asher available for media interviews by appointment (call Malissa Endsley)

11 a.m. - Asher to attend Daily Assembly, Moody Coliseum

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.- TRIO Achievers Recognition Luncheon, Hilton Room (Asher will give motivational talk from approximately 12:20-12:40 p.m.)

2-3:30 p.m. - Asher to speak on "Bound for Graduate School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs," Hart Auditorium

4 p.m. - Asher will tailor his 2 p.m. session for ACU's McNair Scholars

WHY/HOW: Asher will be on campus for TRIO Day, which is designed to recognize outstanding students and gain understanding of the federally-funded TRIO programs, which include Alpha Academic Services, Upward Bound and McNair Scholars.

BACKGROUND: Donald Asher is the author of seven books on careers and education: "Graduate School Admissions Essays: What Works, What Doesn't and Why," "From College to Career: Entry-Level Resumes for Any Major," "The Foolproof Job-Search Workbook," "The Overnight Resume," "The Overnight Job Change Strategy," "The Overnight Job Change Letter," and "Asher's Bible of Executive Resumes." He is also a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly and Managing Your Career magazines. He has two San Francisco-based firms: Asher Associates, which provides staffing transition assistance to corporations, and Resume Righters, which provides one-on-one career coaching to an executive clientele.

If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Malissa Endsley, director of media relations, at or call 915-674-2692.

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Last update: March 23, 1998