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The Future Belongs to Students in High Gear: A Guide for Students and Aspiring Game Changers in Transition from College to Career (Volume 2) Paperback – September 24, 2015
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Amy D. Howell is CEO of Howell Marketing Strategies, in Memphis, Tennessee, and co-author of Women in High Gear: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, On-Rampers, and Aspiring Executives. From Texas to Alabama to Tennessee, this southern girl is most comfortable in cowboy boots and jeans. Amy now runs her marketing and PR firm from her office in the historic South Main Arts district of Downtown Memphis. When she's not in the office, she is either working remotely from her car, her home, or somewhere on the Tennessee River. As long as Amy has her iPhone, she is only a tweet away! Amy resides in Tennessee with her husband and daughter; her son attends college. Anne Deeter Gallaher, CEO of Deeter Gallaher Group LLC, is passionate about entrepreneurship and high gear work environments. Anne was recognized as one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business and is co-author of Women in High Gear: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, On-Rampers, and Aspiring Executives. Never leaving home without her pearls or her iPhone, she brings "Powerful language.Smart marketing." to every client relationship. Celebrating 15 years of business ownership, she believes her biggest high gear achievement is watching her three sons graduate from college and set their own courses for success. Anne resides in Pennsylvania with her husband.
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One point well taken is the encouragement to send handwritten thank-you notes to anyone who does a kindness for you or spends time with you. Recently, one of my daughters wrote a thank-you note to a donor of one her college scholarships. This gentleman was so moved by her note that he and his wife asked to meet her. Her note was so kind and gracious that he was moved to tears. He shared that they had given to six students that year, but she was the only one that had written a thank-you note. How shocking! While thank-you notes were a well mannered behavior that my children practiced from childhood, this experience proved to reinforce the immense importance of expressing gratitude in a hand written note.
With nearly 45% of college graduates moving back home, the facts indicate that today's graduates are not succeeding in "adulting" from either a personal or a professional standpoint. This book can help with practical ideas to launch high schoolers to college as well as college students into successful careers.
Professor of Entrepreneurship @ Messiah College