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25 ways to make college pay off : advice for anxious parents from a professor who's seen it all

Author: William D Coplin
Publisher: New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, ©2007.
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Coplin, William D.
25 ways to make college pay off.
New York : AMACOM/American Management Association, ©2007
(DLC) 2007006947
(OCoLC)84838764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William D Coplin
ISBN: 9780814400555 0814400558
OCLC Number: 188072728
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.
Other Titles: Twenty-five ways to make college pay off
Responsibility: Bill Coplin.
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