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Author Coplin, William D.

Title 25 ways to make college pay off : advice for anxious parents from a professor who's seen it all / Bill Coplin
Published New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. Three goals for career success through college. Skills ; Character ; Career exploration -- pt. 2. Building a good relationship with your child. Focus, focus, focus ; The goldilocks principle ; A plan is a beautiful thing -- pt. 3. The high school years as career preparation. Is your child college material? ; Get college credits in high school ; The application process as a career-development test ; Choosing a college based on career mission -- pt. 4. Academics : The 50-50 principle. The limits of academic course work ; Beware of academic overachievement ; Transferring is like moving to a new house ; Graduation : Early, on time, late, or never -- pt. 5. The other 50 percent. The college of hard knocks ; Student activities ; Jobs during the academic year ; Summer is a time for real-world learning ; Get off campus for at least one semester ; Look elsewhere for skill-driven courses -- pt. 6. Post-college paths. Graduate school should not be a default option ; Securing that first job ; Succeeding in the workplace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Career development -- United States.
Career education -- United States.
College student orientation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814400558 (electronic bk.)
9780814400555 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Twenty-five ways to make college pay off