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Launch Your Career in College: Strategies for Students, Educators, and Parents

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ISBN-13: 978-0275985127
ISBN-10: 0275985121
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"[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." - Choice

"Before you think of packing a toothbrush, talk to students who have preceded you and ask what they wish they had done differently." - Newsday

"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

"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

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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." (Dick Bolles, author, What Color is Your Parachute?)

"Adele Scheele's book is an excellent and easy-to-read resource for college students (and their parents) on how to get the most out of their college experience. As a veteran university career center director, Scheele provides straightforward and practical advice on how students can take charge of their education, make the right connections on campus with professors and peers, and then turn that learning into the right career path. Her book is a useful guide to the college experience." (Jolene Koester, President, California State University, Northridge)

"Dr. Scheele's book not only demonstrates how students can maximize their educational experience but it also shows how these same strategies will lead them to success in their careers….A must read for college students." (James E. Stofan, Executive Director, Alumni Affairs & Protocol, University of California)

"Scheele's refreshing approach in this book is inspiring and relevant for today's student….A must read for the competitive student." (Randy M. Miller, Founder & CEO, ReadyMinds, co-author Distance Counseling: Expanding the Reach and Impact of Career Counseling)

"[This book] belongs on every college student's bookshelf. It's full of practical advice about transitioning from high school to college, getting the most out of one's college experience, and launching a first career." (Alan Glazer, Ph.D., Stager Professor of Business, Chair, Department of Business, Organizations, and Society, Franklin & Marshall College)

"I'd recommend this book for everyone, my own daughter included, who wants to get the most from their college experience." (Millie Loeb, Director of Foundation Relations, Stanford Medical Center)
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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: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.2 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: #557,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Millie A. Loeb on September 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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. She was one of the first to explain what today we might call "the hidden curriculum." These are the multitudinous ways that students can not just acquire knowledge and academic skills (valuable as these may be) but also use these years to position themselves for the next phase of their work lives. This book is a must-read for any parent or student concerned about the tuition they are spending, or loans accrued. It is as valuable for the student who isn't sure what she or he wants to do next as for the person with a clear path. In these challenging times, this is an especially important book.
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Dr. Adele Sheele offers easy to implement wisdom without wasting any time. Her practical advice can be put to use by high achieving students as well as reentry professionals of any age. I love to "listen" to her useful tips and have recommended her services and other books, including the best selling Skills for Success many times for over two decades. Tactical, Practical yet Timeless wisdom. This book will be good for those going into communication professions, technology and for leaders of any age.
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I had heard about this book, and when my granddaughter, a senior in high school, started talking about college choices and concern about career, I took a look at it. Now, both my daughter and granddaughter have a copy. It is a great resource - thoughtful, comprehensive, and invaluable. I recommend it highly.
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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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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 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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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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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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