In Pursuit Of My Success for Teens: Developing a College, Career, and Money Plan for Life

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K. Berntzen, 2009 - College costs - 160 pages
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..". is a remarkably useful book for young adults. It is full of invaluable resources and tools that position teens to become responsible, useful citizens." ..". easy to understand for teens." -- Renee Kosiarek, Legal Recruiter

WHO IS BUYING THE BOOK SO FAR (Learned through author signings, author presentations, and contact with schools) Parents -- for teens and for themselves Family members -- as gifts for teens Scholarship providers -- for scholarship recipients College students -- for themselves High school teachers -- for their classrooms - Economics classes
- Co-op students


The original title of my book was "What I Wish I Had Known Before Going to College." I packed the book with information I thought was helpful for getting a good start in life from career planning, college planning, financial planning for college and the real world, and sharing lessons learned in life that are important for success. I tried to make the book interesting through writing in first person and providing real life examples. The book is intended to be used as a reference throughout ones lifetime. -- Katherine Berntzen, Author


IN PURSUIT OF MY SUCCESS(TM) FOR TEENS: Developing a College, Career, and Money Plan for Life includes Interactive Worksheets for College Planning, Career Planning, and Life-Long Financial Planning and Money Management.

Find the answers you need to get a good start in life. Learn useful tools and information: Finding a Career Selecting a Degree and Major Paying for College Developing Potential Career Paths Understanding an Organization Chart Journey Through One Person's High School, College, and Professional Resumes Obtaining Meaningful Work Experience What is Leadership? College Career Centers Selecting an Employer Building References The Grades You Need Test Scores Determining Expected Salaries Calculating Percentages What is Social Security? The Taxes You Owe Understanding Inflation Calculating Interest Rates What is Credit Reporting? Credit Cards are High Interest Loans Purchasing a Home Calculating Loan Payments Can You Afford Your Student Loans? Know Before You Finance. What is the Stock Market? Calculating Retirement Savings Developing a Cost of Living Budget Behaviors Needed for Success How to Help Prevent Common Illnesses so that You Can Work and Enjoy Life College, Career, and Money Plan Worksheet


Katherine Berntzen uses her experience as a management consultant to large and mid-sized companies and as a former college recruiting administrator for a large Fortune company to convey what employers are looking for in new college graduates and beyond. She identifies what you can do for yourself in high school, college, and your professional career to be more marketable to employers and to manage your own finances. Berntzen has provided personal and professional development training to college students and seasoned professionals since 1994. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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