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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1425960650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425960650
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sheryl Walker graduated high school as the third in her class and the highest ranked African-American student. She received several scholarships and honors, including the English department's Creative Writing Award. Sheryl attended the University of Maryland in College Park where she was admitted into the College Park Scholars International Studies Colloquium. She graduated with a B.S. degree in accounting in May 2005. She served as president for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) chapter, as a resident assistant, and as vice president of membership for the Black Business Association (BBA). She received recognition from the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education during several semesters as well as the Minority Scholars 2004 Accounting Scholarship, National Association of Black Accountants DC Metro Chapter 2004 Scholarship, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated 2004 Essay Scholarship. Sheryl also studied abroad in South Africa and Lesotho during the winter term of her senior year. Sheryl had four internships and also held a part-time job on campus during her senior year. She was involved with the Caribbean Student Association, was a staff writer for the campus newspaper The Eclipse, and was a mentor with the Black Student Union. Her community involvement included walking in various walks for AIDS and diabetes, as well as serving lunch to the homeless on a monthly basis. Sheryl is now working for a public accounting firm in New York and writes in her leisure. The Black Girl's Guide To College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know is the first of a series of Black Girl's Guides to come.

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Our oldest daughter is going away to college!!
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I found the 243-page book to be very well-written, funny at times, and informative.
Shane
Don't be fooled, this book could be a valuable resource for anyone.
H. Tilis

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. C. Welsh on May 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was great because it touched upon all the important elements of going to college. As a recent college grad I saw myself agreeing with all of the chapters, from maintaining a high GPA from the start to obtaining a mentor and internships. This is a great read for anyone going to college and parents/uncles/aunts/grandparents with kids getting ready to go to college. It even has helpful tips for students in college, since there is valuable information that only someone who graduated could know. A MUST BUY and READ!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Tilis on August 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is PERFECT for girls getting ready to go off to college and most chapters would be extremely useful for girls already in college. Are you not black? Don't be fooled, this book could be a valuable resource for anyone. It's written in such a style that you'd think you were talking to your best friend and is well organized into chapters so that if you are looking for advice on something specific, it's easy to find.

Walker discusses everything from moving into your dorm room freshman year to how to get an internship; from relationships troubles (both romantic and friendships)to studying abroad. She repeatadly notes that she does not claim to be an "expert" because everyone's experience is different and she tells you not only what worked and didn't work for her, but what worked and didn't work for many of her friends, as well.

The last couple chapters delve deeper into what it's like to be a student of color at a college campus - dealing with racism, inferiority complexes, and how to deal with culture shock.

Even if you were a straight A student that was a star athlete and Class President, this book gives you information on things that you'd never think about. I only wish someone had given me this 5 years ago when I went to college!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SHANEL CURRY on June 25, 2007
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FANTASTIC! There is such a wealth of information that even your parents cannot tell you. Sheryl does a wonderful job of pointing out so much about navigating through college life. Everyone can use some good advice, but Sheryl didn't miss a beat, she touched on EVERYTHING. Her words are empowering and I'm encouraging more young Black Women to pick up this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Cole on January 2, 2009
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purchased this for my daughter who's a sophomore in college and she says it's a must read. It helped her tremendously.
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