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There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow by [Selingo, Jeffrey J.]
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“Features many valuable stories from his interviews with students who figure out how to thrive in various career trajectories.” (The Atlantic)

“An eye-opening exploration of what the future holds for college grads. It’s an essential read for students -- and their parents -- to prepare for launching careers in a radically different job market.” (Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals)

“Selingo provides an important road map for navigating the world of higher education. This is an essential guide for learning what to expect from college, and how to prepare for productive employment afterwards. That the book is written in clear, understandable language only adds to its value.” (Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, former secretary of Homeland Security, and former governor of Arizona)

“Jeffrey Selingo’s book belongs on the desk of every career counselor, on the shelf of every parent, and in the hands of every young person planning his or her future. There Is Life After College is essential reading for navigating the new workplace terrain.” (Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive)

“Selingo identifies the question we should be worried about: what comes after college? ... An invaluable guide for students who want to make the most of their college years.” (Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed)

“Terrific. ... Covers a wide range of pressing issues in higher education from the perspective and for the benefit of students.” (Forbes)

“Selingo provides valuable information about what kids really need to know to not just be employable, but to be in a position to know what they want, know how to get there, and succeed once they’ve arrived. I will be planting this book in my teenager’s bookshelf.” (Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure)

“Explores several promising experiments that promise to redefine college as we know it.” (USA Today)

“A necessary and thoughtful contribution to the conversation on the role our colleges and universities play in preparing students for young adulthood. Everyone who has an interest in the development of today’s college students and tomorrow’s leaders should read it.” (Dan Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College)

“Why are so many young adults wandering or straggling in the job market? How can parents help their kids thrive out there? Selingo convincingly frames the 21st century job market as a wholly unfamiliar terrain, then provides comprehensive strategies and tactical tips for tackling it.” (Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult)

“Jeffrey Selingo demonstrates the radical changes complicating young people’s transitions to adulthood; highlights emerging and necessary transformations in the delivery of higher education; and, at the same time, gives students and their parents practical guidance in charting the best course.” (Hilary Pennington, Ford Foundation Vice President for Education, Creativity, and Free Expression)

“Levelheaded advice for students and parents on the best path to take from high school to employment.” (Kirkus)

“Essential reading for high school and college students and their parents. Selingo doesn’t just provide the answers, he makes sure his readers know the important questions to ask. Students looking for a roadmap to the future should get this book and heed its advice.” (Patricia Rose, Director of Career Services, University of Pennsylvania)

“In an age when jobs and career paths are likely to shift -- and even evaporate entirely -- at an unprecedented pace, Jeffrey Selingo’s There Is Life After College offers a practical road map for graduates faced with navigating a challenging and unpredictable terrain.” (Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future)

“Bursting with fresh ideas and vivid examples. ... The breadth and depth of Selingo’s expertise make him a uniquely good guide to what’s undeniably a complicated topic.” (EdSurge)

“Jeffrey Selingo digs deep into what frustrated employers have known for quite some time: to fuel the economy with the next generation of leaders and innovators, we need grads who ask questions, have the grit of determination and can make quick, thoughtful decisions in ambiguous situations. A must read.” (Edward B. Rust, Jr., Chairman of the Board, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company)

From the Back Cover

A hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help parents prepare their college-educated children for landing a great job after graduation

Earning a bachelor’s degree used to be a near-guarantee of financial stability and professional opportunity. Employers sought out talented graduates, provided them with additional on-the-job training, and set in motion a promising career path. Today, the paradigm has shifted—and employers expect experienced workers who are capable of doing the job from day one. But rarely does the college classroom develop that ability, and many young jobseekers have not used their undergraduate years to build the skills they need. As a result, a growing number of grads find themselves adrift, thousands of dollars in debt, and facing an uncertain job market that may leave them financially dependent on their parents for years to come, ultimately leading moms and dads to wonder: Why did I pay all that money?

In There Is Life After College, Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of College (Un)bound, explains why the transition to post-college life has become more difficult and provides a step-by-step plan full of practical advice that every young professional can follow to jumpstart a career. He begins early in the process and helps direct parents and students to the right colleges, in the right locations, while also examining the benefits of detours, such as gap years and work experience before college. Selingo describes the types of courses that will impress employers and shows how they can evolve into the internships that build an impressive post-graduation résumé made up of in-demand skills and hands-on experience.

Full of tips, advice, and insight, There Is Life After College is a wise, commonsense guide for the years from the end of high school through college graduation that will help every student—no matter their major or degree—find real employment. Parents will also find some peace of mind that their child’s time in college is well spent.

“Amid all the anxiety among parents and students about how to get into college and how to pay for it, Jeffrey Selingo identifies the question we should be worried about: What comes after college? This book is an important wake-up call for anyone concerned with the future of our higher-education system, as well as an invaluable guide for students who want to make the most of their college years.”—Paul Tough, author of the New York Times bestseller How Children Succeed

“Jeffrey Selingo’s book belongs on the desk of every career counselor, on the shelf of every parent, and in the hands of every young person planning his or her future. There Is Life After College is essential reading for navigating the new workplace terrain.”—Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

“Why are so many young adults wandering or straggling in the job market? How can parents help their kids thrive out there? Drawing upon his decades of research and extensive conversations with twentysomethings, educators, and employers, Selingo convincingly frames the twenty-first-century job market as a wholly unfamiliar terrain, then provides comprehensive strategies and tactical tips for tackling it.”—Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult

“An eye-opening exploration of what the future holds for college grads. It’s a must-read for students—and their parents—to prepare for launching careers in a radically different job market.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

“Jeffrey Selingo’s There Is Life After College is essential reading for high school and college students and their parents. Selingo doesn’t just provide the answers, he makes sure his readers know the important questions to ask. Students looking for a road map to the future should get this book and heed its advice.”—Patricia Rose, director of career services, University of Pennsylvania


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  • File Size: 1064 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (April 12, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 12, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012ODBR7A
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