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Launch Your Career in College: Strategies for Students, Educators, and Parents Hardcover – October 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0275985127 ISBN-10: 0275985121

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (October 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275985121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275985127
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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."

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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."

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Choice



"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."

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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."

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"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."

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Dick Bolles, author, What Color is Your Parachute?

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More About the Author

Dr. Adele Scheele is an internationally renowned career coach and strategist. She is the author of the best-selling "Skills for Success for Men and Women," hailed as a classic by Harvard, "Career Strategies For The Working Woman," and "Launch Your Career in College." She has appeared frequently on television such as NBC's "Today Show" and has been featured by Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Money, and Bottom Line. She won The Los Angeles Business Journal''s Making A Difference Award. She also served as the Director of the Career Center at California State University at Northridge. Her presentations reach professional associations, corporations, and universities world-wide. She presents her pragmatic strategies in language everyone can readily understand. And every point she makes is grounded in experience and research and tested over time. Her theories work. The results are immediate. Adele earned her Ph.D. at UCLA with Honors as a Change Management Fellow; her Masters at CSUN as an English Fellow; and Bachelor's degree at The University of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, she now lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys her private career coaching practice, and still drinks her coffee black.

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It is a great resource - thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable.
Virginia Woolf
Author and change-agent Dr. Adele Scheele, was ahead of her times when she provided a game plan so every student can use the collegiate experience to the fullest.
Millie A. Loeb
It is a must-read for all college students and their parents as well.
Alexander W. Astin

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Adler on January 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for anyone in college, getting ready for college, (or getting ready to send kids to college). Outlines how to be proactive and make the experience work to the max. Sensible and inspiring. I got copies for two young friends that I care about because I want them to think outside the box and make the college expereince all that it can be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Smith on June 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I received this book as part of a gift before college graduation, and it truly inspired me to get motivated. Without it, I wouldn't have realized how important it was to be involved socially and network in as many ways as possible prior to leaving college. It was a great tool in helping me make contacts that have led me to internships and job opportunities-- thanks, Dr. Adele!
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This book was a standout in a category of books that generally cannot break through to its audience. Most college kids are really not interested in reading a book that tells them the obvious---that it's time to put together a resume, go over to career services, get an internship, and prepare for the real world.

Dr. Scheele's book is different. Of course, she covers all those obvious things. However, she also recommends breaking out of the passive, compliant student style that young people have learned K-12. She urges them to become proactive in every area of a college student's life (i.e., in the classroom, seeking undergraduate research gigs, finding entrepreneurial opportunities, becoming a leader in or starting student organizations, and networking with professors, speakers, and even other students). I especially liked Dr. Scheele's idea of becoming a professor's protegé so you will be on the short list when opportunities come along. It is a great book for college students to read from freshman year on, or for parents to read to help them drop realistic seeds of helpful ideas in appropriate, natural parent-young adult conversations.
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I sure wish I had this book when I was in college back in the 60s. Dr. Adele's emphasis on real-world examples brings to life the strategies students need to use to make college pay off. She teaches success skills frequently overlooked in college with a year-by-year plan from freshman to senior year. So, kids, don't wait til your senior year to decide what you want to be when you grow up. You need a plan from the get-go and Dr. Adele delivers!
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By s.ross on October 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is most viable today when the question of the value of college looms. Being attentive in class and writing papers is not enough. Dr. Adele guides students in the areas of mentoring, connecting and making college the most valuable time for introducing students to the real world and teaching them how to create opportunities that will benefit them throughout their lifetime.
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Dr. Adele Scheele is one of the most insightful career strategists and coaches in the United States. Her work is useful to anyone looking to get their first job, make a career change, or just "finding their calling." (I have ALL her books!)
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Times sure have changed since I went to College! I was looking for a book with sage advice to send my nieces and nephews nearing college age and those already attending. I've received nothing but rave reviews from them all, thanking me for such a great gift. I too bought my own copy to see what they were talking about. All I can say is, I wish I had this book when I started my college days. I'm sure I would have gotten alot more out of college. Oh well, at least my loved ones will be able to benefit from the advice provided by Dr. Scheele in this excellent book.
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This is a very important book for students as they navigate through college. It will not only enhance their overall college experience but it will also aid them enormously in their careers beyond. It is a must-read for all college students and their parents as well. -Professor Helen S. Astin
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