With 30 years of experience in career development and human resources, Donna Yena brings a practitioner’s perspective to this book. Her experience as Vice President of Career Development at Johnson & Wales University, along with her background as a manager, instructor and curriculum designer, contribute to the advice and techniques found in Career Directions: The Path to Your Ideal Career and the Career Directions Handbook.
Yena developed and implemented a series of career management education courses for students at Johnson & Wales University, while responsible for experiential education programs for more than 3,500 students at four campuses. For 30 consecutive years, 98% of Johnson & Wales University graduates were employed within sixty days of graduation, under Yena’s leadership. Yena is one of the University’s certified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) facilitators. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the World Association of Cooperative Education and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Women’s Foodservice Forum and NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Yena is a nationally recognized speaker on career development, job placement, and student success. She has led seminars for school professionals and their students across the country, and has published numerous articles on a range of job search and career development topics.