About the author

Michael Weddington

<p>&#160;Michael Weddington is a scholar and practitioner in the field of career and college counseling, with 20 years of experience researching ways to help young people transition into adulthood during times of turbulent change. He is owner of YourCareerStory.net and holds a B.A. in psychology from U.C. Davis and an M.A. in educational psychology from Sonoma State University. A credentialed secondary level social studies teacher in California, Michael has also conducted doctoral research in student development at the University of Northern Colorado, where he worked as assistant program coordinator for professional development. Michael informs his research with a diverse work history; he has also served as an at-risk youth counselor; a community event organizer; a financial services manager and advisor; has taught in Japan, Hawaii, and California; and conducted a 3,000-mile charity bicycle tour on behalf of runaway and homeless youth with two friends. Michael lives in Northern California with his family and is a proud parent of a daughter entering her college freshman year.</p>