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About the Author

BILL COPLIN is the director and a professor of the public affairs program at Syracuse University. He is the author of numerous books on politics and public policy, and is also the author of How You Can Help.
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  • Series: 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (August 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580085245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580085243
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The description of this title does not exactly make clear what the book is about.
Part I - Know How Groups
Details specific skills in 10 groups by saying 1) why they're important 2) how college-level coursework can help you develop them, and 3) how activities, jobs, and internships can help you develop them.
Part II - What you should be doing in college to help yourself get a job/internship
Explains the idea of an apprenticeship, how to make college choices, volunteering, thinking BEYOND college, and more
Part III - Planning your success
More on careers, improving your "know how" skills, and how to use show off your know how skills in your resume and cover letter
Part I I found useful for some skills and a lot of fluff for others.
The explanation of the skill itself is mostly useless and consists principally of 1) a discussion of a rather irrelevant quote put at the top of each section, 2) how you might use it in a business/management type position. Of course that helps you out if you enjoy irrelevant quotations and are heading for a career in management, but be warned - this book was written for liberal arts majors. That is the type of student this author has had the most experience with and portrays most skills that are necessary for a position in sales, management, or some other business-oriented capacity. It's not for engineering majors.
Parts II and III I found very useful and eye-opening was the discussion of internships, jobs, and other activities outside of campus that comes after Coplin's foray into "know how groups." It details how you can use your connections and campus/online resources to find a career-starting experience at a relevant company.
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The book points out that college students need to develop real-world know-how in ten crucial skill groups:

Work Ethic

Physical Performance

Speaking

Writing

Teamwork

Influencing People

Research

Number Crunching

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

A degree might get your foot in the door, but having these skills will make you a valuable employee. I agree with the author that if a work ethic is missing, then all the other knowledge and skills are wasted.
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Want your children to succeed in the job market? Want to upgrade your own skills? This book offers much needed data about the value of work ethics, communication both verbal and written, working with others, influencing others, internships, building relationships. It is a job research primer. It also tackles the negatives of "helicopter parents" whose well-meaning attempts are often counterproductive to the individual learning process of the young adult trying to grow up and develop skills needed in the work force. Author Bill Coplin also explores time and money management, the interview process, identifying problems and developing solutions.

A timely and well-written perspective.
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The book is a tremendous aid to help a college student, or for that matter any young man our woman get a leg up as they prepare for the real world they face outside of formal education. It addresses things that our formal education system misses. If you plan on working in a career, like most people, then you need this book to help you be prepared to face reallity of the work world. It suggests an investment of thought, time and energy but the payoffs will be worth it. Ask the HR people in your company if it is on target. My children will be reading it as they prepare to move into the "real world". Yours should too!
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We've all seen the lists on job finder websites of skills you need to succeed, but this book goes into excellent detail of exactly what, for example, a good communicator is, or what it means to have a strong work ethic. The author has done extensive research on the topic and has helped thousands of students get jobs.
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I recorded this book for RFB&D (blind and dyslexic and liked it so much that I sent it as a gift to several friends as a High School graduation present. The response from parents and teens was enthusiastic. I will order more.
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This is excellent advice for traditional college students but only for those who have scholarships or parents footing the bill. Non-traditional and students who must work will find it difficult to be as active on campus as this author recommends.
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I'm an academic adviser at a large, 4-year institution and would definitely recommend students to read this book the summer before the start their college career. Students who graduate unprepared for life after college are those who didn't make the most of their university resources, who chose to rarely (if ever) to go to the Career Center or follow university recommendations. I don't know of any college/university that doesn't regularly solicit student participation in career preparation workshops, student organization and internship involvement, yet many college students graduate never doing any of these things. Saying that college didn't prepare them is the same as saying the gym didn't help them tone up when all they did was go to the gym and sit at the juice bar. College can prepare people for life as a professional if they use the resources and "work out," which means doing all the work that is expected while juggling all the other responsibilities in life and exercising self-control.
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