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Miami's Farmer School of Business has been the very fortunate beneficiary of Patrick OBriens enthusiasm and expertise. For the past few years he has served as an adjunct professor teaching a special senior honors class here, and I ve observed the unbelievable way that he connects with students in the classroom, and beyond. His insights into college students, as well as his ability to relate to them, are magical and inspiring. This book captures the best of Pat s motivational message, and it s a must-read for young people, as well as for anyone who works with or lives with them. --Roger L. Jenkins, Ph. D., Dean and Professor of Marketing, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
As a former student of Professor O'Brien and current protege, I can vouch for the fact that the advice he presents in his book has helped me tremendously through my progression from undergraduate to management consultant and now business school student with a future that is seemingly boundless. --Justine Lelchuk, Co-President, Harvard Business School Student Association, 2011 MBA Candidate
Making College Count provided me with an actionable game plan that worked. I followed the advice throughout college, landed a position at a Fortune 100 company, and received four promotions in less than four years out of college. --Maria Rivlin, Product Director, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc, a Johnson & Johnson Company
Making College Count was written by Patrick OBrien. OBrien graduated from Miami University with a double major in finance and accounting. Prior to writing this college success book, he had a broad range of roles in corporate America at Procter & Gamble, Union Camp, and Monster.com. He has experience in small business as an entrepreneur, in non-profit endeavors, and in education. He was the co-founder of Making It Count, an education company that has delivered free success presentations to more than 23,000,000 students over the past 15 years. The concept of empowering students to achieve their dreams has been a central theme of his life for 20+ years. Helping students achieve college and career success is a passion for O Brien. Writing the 2nd edition of Making College Count is the culmination of his college success efforts. His career has included the following: - Co-Founder Making It Count Education Programs - Author, Making College Count - CEO CollegeLink.com - Author, Start Now. Succeed Later. (South-Western College Publishing) - Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Tribune Media Services (College Division) - Author, Knowing Where You re Going - President, Monster Skilled and Hourly (part of Monster.com) - Procter & Gamble Brand Manager - Adjunct Professor, Miami University - Co-Founder and Faculty Advisor, Miami Farmer School Charity Golf Classic - Director of Marketing and Information Technology (the Branigar Organization/International Paper) - Vice President/Project Director (The Branigar Organization/International Paper) - Board President and Property Owners Association President, Champion Hills Community/Club - United Way Board Member (local chapter) - Chamber of Commerce Board Member (local chapter) - YMCA Capital Campaign Co-Chairman (local chapter) - Big Brother, Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters - Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball Coach - Liberty Mutual Responsible Coaching Award Based on these combined experiences, he is the ideal author of a college success book. His experience and expertise have allowed him to create an actionable college success guide that will provide great value to all students and parents who read it.
Serendipity is the best word to describe how I found Making College Count. Between classes, I casually picked the book up at the student center library. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brent C.
Boy, do I wish I had read this when I was a college freshman. For some background information: I found this book in my office. Read morePublished 15 months ago by morgarito
I was required to read this book as part of freshman orientation. As an unbelievably average high school student, I thought it would be one of those "soft" self-help books that... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by maday94
As I begin my first year at college, this book was a great resource to get me into the college mindset and think about how I can best tackle the next four years that lie ahead of... Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by joecapannari
Great book with lots of information that is easy to read. It is written well for a young adult and teenagers to read.Published on June 27, 2013 by c elaine liss
Purchased for my nieces,Class of 2013. Here are their comments...
"Just started reading, and quite frankly it is one of the most insightful sources of pre- and... Read more
Making College Count is one of the better books I've read; O'Brien cuts out the fat and gets straight to making meaningful points. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by David
So what I did get out of this book is the importance getting involved in activities on campus and time management. There are some typos but its a good read. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Just some guy
A great read and very informative! A true college experience in 200+ words. O'Brien knows what he is talking about. This is a must-read for future college students.Published on August 25, 2012 by Hunter Pasek