"Launch Your Career in College would be great required reading for first-year students. Each chapter, serving as an umbrella for targeted subsections, teaches students how to approach their college years proactively and strategically. Laying the groundwork to ensure that students commence on a successful career journey. Scheele places the responsibility for success clearly where it belongs -- with the student….While students will benefit greatly from reading Launch Your Career in College, counselors, professors, and advisors also stand to gain. Because the scope of the book's material is broad, Scheele's topics and anecdotes can be observed and applied from a variety of perspectives….[a] worthwhile book because it encourages readers -- students and academics alike -- to capitalize on the cumulative return on investment that emerges from the college experience."
Campus Career Counselor
"[O]ffers students practical advice and strategies to develop while in college, such as mentor-protege relationships, which can yield opportunities for college and later career success. Scheele discusses the value of projects, campus clubs, internships, and volunteer activities to future job success….Recommended. Undergraduate students at all levels."
"Career development can and should take place during college years, and this well-written book describes how to best use college to prepare for career life….The high point may be the very helpful rundown of career planning activities to do in each of the four college years."
Career Opportunities News
"Before you think of packing a toothbrush, talk to students who have preceded you and ask what they wish they had done differently."
"This is a true story. I found a manuscript on my desk, with no one's name on it, so I started to read it--in the middle. I found so many really neat ideas in it, that I started to jot some down, for my personal files. This book has got some of the wisest counsel for college liberal arts students, about what to do with their training and degree, that I have ever read. Only belatedly did I discover the manuscript was a new book by an old friend of mine, Adele Scheele--one of the smartest, most caring career counselors I have ever met."
Dick Bolles, author, What Color is Your Parachute?