Designing YOU Bookstore

Welcome to the Designing YOU Bookstore. Just click on the eBooks you'd like and start designing you today.  Designing YOU is an initiative that is driven by a broad range of professionals in their different fields. Thanks to the generous support of   Mount Royal University's Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Career Services,  all Designing YOU e-resources are complimentary for students and educators.

To checkout, just click on the book cover and download your eBook. If you'd like to start by exploring our range of Career Mission Maps, click here to search our Designing YOU Mission Map Gallery. 


 

Designing You - Life Beyond Your Grades

Designing YOU is written for a specific time in your life. High school is probably behind you. Suddenly, you need to make some weighty, often intimidating, decisions for yourself.

  • "What will I do when I graduate?"
  • "Am I on the right path?"
  • "How will I know if I'm making the right choices?"
  • "What type of career will inspire me?"
  • "What major should I declare?"

Designing YOU is about designing a roadmap that helps you address the relentless questions that you’re probably facing right now. 

 

 

Broadcast Media YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Broadcast Media

Broadcast Media YOU is a guided tour through the world of broadcast media. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. All aspiring students exploring careers in broadcast media are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in broadcast media?
  2. What does it take to be a professional in broadcast media?
  3. What’s the future of the broadcast media profession and what does this mean to me? 
  4. How have other broadcast media professionals got to where they are today?

In Broadcast Media YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Broadcast Media YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 14 positions:

  • TV/Radio News Reporter
  • Morning/Afternoon Show Producer
  • News Anchor
  • Traffic and Weather Reporter
  • Sports Anchor, Reporter
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Music Radio Personality
  • TV Producer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Corporate Video Producer
  • Creative Commercial Producer
  • Advertising Sales
  • Videographer, Camera Operator
  • Sound Engineer

Broadcast Media YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

Computing YOU - Your Guide to a Career in the Computing Disciplines

Computing YOU is a guided tour through the world of computing. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring computing professionals are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in computing?
  2. What does it take to be a professional in computing?
  3. What’s the future of the computing profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other computing professionals got to where they are today?

In Computing YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Computing YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 15 positions:

  • Senior Network Systems Administrator – Systems Integrator
  • Senior Software Developer – Start-up
  • Computer Network Support Specialist – Board of Education
  • Hardware Engineer – Global Technology Vendor
  • Database Administrator – National Retailer
  • Senior Game Producer – Global Developer
  • Freelance IT/IS Consultant
  • Software Quality Assurance Specialist – Consumer Electronics
  • Web Developer – Digital Agency
  • Senior IT Business Analyst – Agribusiness
  • Director, Business Development – Technology
  • Digital Project Manager – Marketing Agency
  • Information Security Analyst – Financial Services
  • Associate Professor – University
  • Founder/ Entrepreneur – Start-up

Computing YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

English Major YOU - Put Your English Degree to Work

English Major YOU is a guided tour through the world of career paths you may want to pursue with an English degree. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for professional success now and long-term. 

All aspiring professionals—regardless of your chosen field—are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers I can pursue with an English degree?
  2. What does it take to succeed in a chosen field?
  3. What’s are the trends influencing the future and how will in impact my career?
  4. How have others with English degrees got to where they are today?

In English Major YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, English Major YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 26 positions:

  • Professional Author
  • Playwright
  • Videogame Scriptwriter
  • Screenwriter
  • Transmedia Editor
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Digital Commentator
  • Documentary Filmmaker
  • Technical Communications Manager
  • Proposal Writer
  • Communications Consultant & Speechwriter
  • Communications Manager
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Sales
  • Social Media Marketing Manager
  • Manager of Community Relations
  • Development Officer
  • Director of Research
  • Librarian
  • Corporate Knowledge Manager
  • Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Project Manager
  • Entrepreneur

English Major YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE.

Journalism YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Journalism

Journalism YOU is a guided tour through the world of journalism and communications. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring journalists and communication professionals are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in journalism and communications?
  2. What does it take to be a communication professional?
  3. What’s the future of the journalism profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have others got to where they are today?

In Journalism YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Journalism YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 13 positions:

  • Game writer – Video Games
  • Transmedia Copywriter
  • Transmedia News Reporter
  • Transmedia News Editor
  • Director of Research – Communications Agency
  • Technical Communications Manager
  • Director of Content Curation – Arts Foundation
  • Manager of Community Relations – Resource Sector
  • Communications Manager – Government Agency
  • Freelance Writer & Editor
  • Development Officer – Non-Profit Sector
  • Lawyer – Environmental Non-Profit
  • Teacher – High School

Journalism YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

Information design YOU - YOUR GUIDE TO A CAREER IN information design

Information Design YOU is a guided tour through the world of information design. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring communication professionals are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in information design and communications?
  2. What does it take to be a communication professional?
  3. What’s the future of the information design profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have others got to where they are today?

In Information Design YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Journalism YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 13 positions:

  • Instructional Designer
  • Senior Information Architect
  • User Experience Designer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Service Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Research
  • Communications Manager
  • Technical Writer/Editor
  • Digital Designer
  • Exhibit Coordinator Designer
  • Principal of a Design Consultancy

Information Design YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

Marketing YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Marketing

Marketing YOU is a guided tour through the world of marketing. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring marketers are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in marketing?
  2. What does it take to be a marketer?
  3. What’s the future of the marketing profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other marketers got to where they are today?

In Marketing YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Marketing YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 15 positions:                

  • Marketing Manager
  • Director of Consumer Insights                              
  • Director of Content Curation                                               
  • Manager of Community Relations                                      
  • Brand Manager                                                      
  • Transmedia Designer                                                          
  • Creative Director                                                                  
  • Director of Sales                                                                  
  • Director of Global Business Development                         
  • Channel Manager                                                                
  • Development Officer                                                            
  • Product Marketing Manager                                                
  • Entrepreneur        
  • Project Manager                                                                  
  • Principal, Marketing Consultancy

Marketing YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

Psychology YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Psychology

Psychology YOU is a guided tour through the world of psychology. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. All aspiring students who are studying psychology are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in psychology?
  2. What does it take to be a professional in psychology?
  3. What’s the future of the psychology profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other psychology majors got to where they are today

In Psychology YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Sport & Recreation YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 18 positions:

  • Academic Librarian
  • Animal Trainer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Audiologist
  • Career Advisor
  • Development Officer
  • Freelance Writer & Editor
  • International Trip/Volunteer Coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Sexualities Health Educator
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Victim Services, Supervisor
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Real Estate Associate
  • Social Media Manager
  • Self-Employed Copywriter
  • Documentary Filmmaker

social innovation YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Marketing

Social Innovation YOU is a guided tour through the world of social innovation. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring social innovators are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in social innovation?
  2. What does it take to be a social innovator?
  3. What’s the future of the social innovation and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other social innovators got to where they are today?

In Social Innovation YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Marketing YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 15 positions:  

  • Manager, Community Investment & Social Innovation
  • Director, Innovation Lab
  • Manager, Research & Data Visualization
  • Human-Centered Design Specialist
  • Manager, Philanthropy & Fund Development
  • Community Grants Associate
  • Manager, Makerspace Studio
  • Social Innovation Facilitator
  • Social Entrepreneur Business Coach
  • Social Innovation Educator
  • Associate Portfolio Manager
  • Social Entrepreneur, Startup
  • Manager, Big Data Analytics
  • Senior Designer & Studio Animator
  • Strategic Foresight & Systems Designer
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Sport & Recreation YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Sport & Recreation

Sport & Recreation YOU is a guided tour through the world of sport & recreation. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring sport & recreation professionals are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in sport & recreation?
  2. What does it take to be a professional in sport & recreation?
  3. What’s the future of the sport & recreation profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other marketers got to where they are today?

In Sport & Recreation YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Sport & Recreation YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 12 positions:

  • Marketing Manager – Provincial Sport Organization          
  • Director, Community Relations – Professional Sport         
  • Product Manager – Sport & Recreation Manufacturer         
  • Tournament Manager – Major Golf Tournament    
  • Tournament Manager – eSports                       
  • General Manager – Recreation Center                           
  • Operations Manager – Stadium                        
  • Assistant Athletic Director – University/College    
  • Parasport Program Coordinator – Civic Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide – Entrepreneur/Self-Employed  
  • Health & Wellness Manager – Corporate         
  • Athletic Director/Coach – High School

Sport & Recreation YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE. 

Supply Chain Management YOU - Your Guide to a Career in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management YOU is a guided tour through the world of supply chain. By the end, you’ll be able to confidently step in the direction of your future because you’ll have a solid understanding of what you need for success in this industry now and long-term. 

All aspiring supply chain manaement professionals are faced with the same crucial questions:

  1. What are the different careers in supply chain management?
  2. What does it take to be a professional in supply chain management?
  3. What’s the future of the supply chain management profession and what does this mean to me?
  4. How have other supply chain management professionals got to where they are today?
  5. And the inevitable… how much money can I make?

In Supply Chain Management YOU, we dig into answering each of these questions with intentional curiosity. In addition, Supply Chain Management YOU explores 10-Year Mission Maps for the following 16 positions:

  • Expeditor             
  • Director of Operations        
  • Senior Inventory Analyst            
  • Materials Manager    
  • Transportation Manager        
  • Shipping/Receiving Manager     
  • Production/Manufacturing Supervisor 
  • Quality Assurance Inspector 
  • Information Technology Analyst 
  • Project Management – Operations 
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Product Manager – Technology
  • Director of Sales

Supply Chain Management YOU is part of the Designing YOU book series. All Career Guides are available to download for FREE.   

 
 
 
 
 
 

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