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Laurence Shatkin, PhD

Career information expert, author, interactive system developer

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Career Oasis

For King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, I developed an interactive, computer-based system to help students with career exploration. The system runs in both Arabic and English, can be used with workbooks and scansheets or interactively, and is based on original research into the work-related values of Saudi students. This was the first career information system available in Arabic and may still be the only one specifically designed for Muslim users.

Here, I pose with Dr. Naim Atiyeh of the Testing Center on the KFUPM campus. I visited there four times.

Getting Hired

This website aims to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities. The portal incorporates several unique free services designed to help people prepare for the workplace and build their careers. It matches individual qualifications to specific job requirements facilitating employment success. My research provided with information about the physical requirements of occupations.


The Career Information System (CIS), a product of intoCareers, is a comprehensive system for career and educational exploration. More than 10,000 schools and state agencies throughout the United States currently use CIS. CIS content and/or software are the basis for the state-based career information delivery system in 21 states. I researched and wrote descriptions of college majors for the CIS database.

Other clients

Some of the other clients Verbal Media has served are the following:, New York City, NY
Laureate Education, Baltimore, MD
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
Valpar International Corporation, Tucson, AZ
United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates 
ellucian (formerly SCT), Malvern, PA
Vantage Technologies, Inc., Yardley, PA
Marketing Works, Inc., Yardley, PA