There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

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HarperCollins, Apr 12, 2016 - Business & Economics - 320 pages

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.

Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for?

There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.

Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

 

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There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School To Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

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Selingo (College Unbound) continues to explore the options and value of educational paths after high school. He draws on his background in journalism and education, as well as a commissioned survey ... Read full review

THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

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A guide to help "dispel our fears about life after college." As Chronicle of Higher Education contributing editor Selingo (College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
WHAT THE ECONOMY NEEDS WHATEMPLOYERS WANT
WHY A COLLEGES LOCATION MATTERS
REDESIGNING THE BACHELORS DEGREE
TELLING YOUR CAREER STORY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and is the author of two previous books, College (Un)bound and MOOC U. He is the former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a special adviser and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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