Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024 by Edward Fiske"The best college guide you can buy." --USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for 40 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully updated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland--so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid stories on each school, you will find: A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college "Overlap" listings to help you expand your options Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings All the basics, including financial aid stats and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 20 public and private Best Buy schools--colleges that provide the best educational value
Ready, Willing and Able by Mandy Savitz-Romer; Suzanne M. BouffardHow can an understanding of adolescent development inform strategies and practices for supporting first-generation college goers? In Ready, Willing, and Able, Mandy Savitz-Romer and Suzanne Bouffard focus on the developmental tasks and competencies that young people need to develop in order to plan for and succeed in higher education. These include identity development, articulating aspirations and expectations, forming and maintaining strong peer and adult relationships, motivation and goal-setting, and self-regulatory skills, such as planning. The authors challenge the predominant approach of giving young people information and leaving it to them to figure out how to apply it. They show how well-intended college-access efforts can miss the mark-for instance, by focusing on students who already see themselves as college material, rather than working to help all students develop a "college-going identity." In addition, most college-access programs and practices focus almost exclusively on providing academic preparation and financial support. In Ready, Willing, and Able, Savitz-Romer and Bouffard call for a new approach: one that emphasizes the key developmental tasks and processes of adolescence and integrates them into existing college-access practices in meaningful ways. Rather than treating young people as passive recipients of services, they argue, adults can engage them as active agents in the construction of their own futures.
Publication Date: 2012-04-30
Bound-For-Career Guidebook by Frank BurtnettThe Bound-for-Career Guidebook views career identification, selection, entry, and progression as part of a larger developmental process-the career development process. In this guidebook for adolescents and young adults, the author outlines the experiences and tasks that will facilitate the career development process and lead to satisfaction and success. The reader will be exposed to the various educational and career transitions they must consider on the path to the workplace and specific guidance is offered on how to maximize entry and advancement. Along the career exploration, decision-making, and preparation path, the author answers frequently asked questions and offers an array of facts and myths that need to be considered. Empowered individuals are better able to guide themselves through their personal career journey. The reader's command of the information in the Bound-for-Career Guidebook will give them that power!
Publication Date: 2020-12-03
Crush Your Career by Dee Ann TurnerWe all know someone who is dissatisfied with their career but feels trapped in their current trajectory. What's not always clear is how they got there or, more importantly, how we can avoid the same fate as we develop our own careers. In a competitive job market, we need concrete, field-tested advice to help us ace the interview, land the job, and launch a career we love.Enter Dee Ann Turner. After more than three decades leading teams and coaching staff members at Chick-fil-A, she knows what it takes to build a fulfilling career. In this practical, hands-on book she reveals the secrets of - finding a job- preparing for an interview- conquering the first 90 days- managing work relationships- overcoming mistakes- adding value to your team- and so much moreAnyone entering the job market or hoping to make a transition in their career--along with the parents, teachers, college counselors, or career counselors who coach them--will find invaluable, hard-won advice on how to create a work life you love.
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022 by Richard N. Bolles; Katharine Brooks (As told to)With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world's most popular and best-selling career guideisfully revised and expanded for 2022. "One of the first job-hunting books on the market. Itisstill arguably the best. And itisindisputably the most popular."-Fast Company In today's challenging job market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of WhatColorIsYour Parachute? isneeded more than ever. Thisnew edition has been fully revised for 2022 by Vanderbilt University Career Center director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job-hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing virtual interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, thisedition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking. With the unique and authoritative guidance of What ColorIsYourParachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools to discover-and land-their dream job.
Publication Date: 2021-12-14
1001 Ways to Pay for College by Tanabe; Kelly TanabeCompletely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage ofeducational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategies--such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan-repayment programs--help students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents.
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
The Job Closer by Steve DaltonThe author of The 2-Hour Job Search shows you how to land your dream job, from writing the perfect resume and cover letter to nailing any interview and negotiating your offer. Theauthor ofThe2-HourJobSearchshows you how to land your dreamjob, from writing theperfect resume andcoverletter to nailing any interview and negotiating your offer Steve Dalton's 2-Hour Job Search simplified the process of finding work by utilizing technology, and now The Job Closer helps you seal the deal by applying his time-saving techniques to the surrounding steps. As a career consultant, Dalton has found that job seekers routinely overinvest in trivial aspects of the employment hunt while underestimating the important ones. In this guide, you'll learn how to avoid wasted effort and excel in all areas by using tools such as- . The FIT Model, which helps job seekers nail the answer to "Tell me about yourself" using principles from the world of screenwriting . The RAC Model, perfect for writing efficient cover letters and answering "Why this company or job?" in an interview . The CAR Matrix, designed to help you craft compelling interview stories and deploy them in the most powerful way . The Prenegotiation Call, which takes the awkwardness out of asking for more and turns your negotiator from an adversary into a partner . And many more... The Job Closer will leave you with more time for networking, making meaningful connections, and showcasing your unique talents, so your odds of success in landing the perfect job improve exponentially
Publication Date: 2021-04-20
Paying for College 2022 by The Princeton The Princeton Review; Kalman ChanyA SMARTER WAY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. Take control of your financial aid experience with this essential guide-the only annual guidebook with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA aid forms! Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. With line-by-line instructions for filling out the FAFSA and consumer-friendly advice to minimize college costs, Paying for College helps you take control of your experience and- . Maximize your financial aid eligibility . Learn how COVID-19 and the latest tax laws affect the financing of your college education . Explore long- and short-term strategies to reduce college costs and avoid expensive mistakes . Complete every question on the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms to your best advantage . Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal them if necessary . Plan strategically as a separated/divorced parent, blended family, or independent student "A first-rate guide through the financial aid maze."-Lynn Brenner, Newsday "Can save thousands in college bills."-John Wasik, Forbes