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Launch Your Career in College Strategies for Students, Educators, and Parents

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ISBN-10: 0275985121

ISBN-13: 9780275985127

Edition: 2005

Authors: Adele M. Scheele, Alexander W. Astin

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Only a fraction of students actually know how to use college as a stepping-stone for educational exploration and social connection. Most students are keenly disappointed when the expected transformation from college to career does not automatically happen. They do not know that they have to make it happen through their own engagement. Packed with practical and accessible advice, Scheele's approach provides critical strategies to the burgeoning number of students--whether they are children of advantaged parents or children of immigrants, high school students anticipating their college career, or adult women re-entering college after years of working or childrearing. All students are seeking the American Dream, hoping that the secret to success will be included with their diplomas. Launch Your Career in College provides a guide to maximizing the return on their educational investment. Offering practical and accessible advice for college students, Launch Your Career in College offers a guide to maximizing the return on students' and their parents' financial and educational investments. College is an experiment in hope. It is an expensive investment of time--often more than four years--and of money--anywhere from $4000 to $40,000 per year. Yet the biggest investment, by far, is that of hope--hope that by simply attending college students will be able to turn their majors into successful careers and rewarding lives. Students and their parents expect that college will be the single transforming agent to make them acceptable, valuable, knowledgeable, professional, and employable. Seldom is this expectation voiced, but it is there, deeply embedded in our views about higher education. It is not just hoped for. It is believed to be true. This books can help students, educators, and parents make that hope a reality.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Transforming the College Experience
Making the Most of Your Great Expectations
Becoming an Adult: Transitioning from High School to College
Skills, Goals, Love (!), and This Book
Can Getting A's Be Bad for You?
Practice Experimenting: Exercise Your Imagination
Try, Try Again? Are You Serious?
Becoming an Achiever by Building a Network
Building Relationships from Friends to Mentors
Being a Protege
Significant Others
What You Can Do
Returning Students
The Original Network: When You and Your Family Disagree
Distance Learning: The Virtual Mentorship
Frequently Asked Questions
Keys to a Successful Transition
Making Your Papers and Projects Work for You
Rites of Passage
Developing a Double Agenda
Go Forward with Projects
The ABD Dilemma
Papers That Launched People
The Advantage of Being a Student: People Are Open to You
Choosing Electives for Success
Exams, Anxiety, and Self-Presentation
Conclusion: Strategies for Creating a Double Agenda
Developing Your Best Self: Using Campus Clubs
Start with Yourself
Direction Finders: What Am I Going to Do with My Life?
The Making of Women Leaders
Learning Essential Leadership Skills Not Taught in Class
P[subscript x] for Developing Your Best Self
Finding a Career-No Matter Your Major
Major Choices
The Liberal Arts Major as a Jumping-Off Place
Graduate School
Do's and Don'ts for Using College to Find Your Life's Direction
Frequently Asked Questions
Gaining Internships, Working, Service Learning, and Volunteering
The Value of Getting Involved
Internships: Test-Drive Your Career
Working Your Way Through
Service Learning
Volunteering
Strategies for Connecting with the Real World
Discovering Your Purpose
How to Know What You Want to Do
Myths That Lead to Unrealistic Expectations
Using the Career Center
Get to Know Thyself
Finding Your First Job
The Search Process
Resume Smarts
First Contact
Job Fairs
Interviewing
Negotiating
How to Find the Right Job
Success Plan for Your College Years
As You Enter: P[subscript x] for Attitude
Year-by-Year Plan
Getting the Most from Your College Environment
Making the Transition
Career Trends
How to Make a Successful Transition
The New Meaning of Success
Final Note: The Next Mystery in Your Life Is How to Be Fulfilled in Your Work
Recommended Reading
Index