• Education

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning 12th Edition

Author: Justin Ross Muchnick
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768940664
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 6865
With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content, enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether it's mapping the road from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, determining if joining the military is the right move, preparing for an interview, or developing early career skills, Teens' Guide addresses each option available to young adults with meaningful information. Inside you'll find valuable advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and-most importantly-other high school students! Also includes, expert tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters. With new content written by Justin Muchnick, current high school junior and author of Peterson's® The Boarding School Survival Guide, this guide will help you get ready for life after high school.

    • Education

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning 11th Edition

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768936330
Category: Education
Page: 172
View: 5788
Peterson's Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap to College & Career Success is the must-have eBook for middle school and high school students as they prepare for life after graduation. Whether you're heading to a four-year college, a community or two-year college, the military, or the workforce, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning offers expert advice and tools to help you succeed. Chapters include The Big Jump to High School, The First Steps to a Career, Planning Your Education While in High School, Tackling the Tests (ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and TOEFL), The College Search, Applying to College, Financial Aid Dollars and Sense, Other Options After High School, The Military Option, Jump into Work, Survival Skills, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find real-life advice from students, guidance counselors, parents, and college admissions counselors; helpful checklists and worksheets to help keep you organized; essential information to help you decide if the military is right for you; expert financial aid advice and information on scholarships, grants, athletic awards, loans, work-study, and more. Fun graphics along with the informative, easy-to-read chapters make this the perfect guide for the teen on the go.

    • Business & Economics

Getting Real

Helping Teens Find Their Future
Author: Kenneth Gray,Kenneth Carter Gray
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412963657
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
View: 7733
Promote “career maturity” by integrating youthful aspirations with economic realities and guide teenagers toward thoughtful goals by explaining labor markets, exposing misconceptions, and exploring postsecondary options.

    • Business & Economics

Who Do You Think You Are?

Three Crucial Conversations for Coaching Teens to College and Career Success
Author: Stephen M. Smith,Shaun Fanning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119384702
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 4971
"A Final Thought" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Chapter 9: Should You Consider a Career in Law or Criminal Justice?" -- "Criminal Justice" -- "Criminal Law" -- "Noncriminal Law" -- "Law School" -- "Sample Earnings Outlook" -- "Part III: How Will You Get to Where You Want to Go?" -- "Chapter 10: How Can You Try On Your Career Interests?" -- "Informational Interviewing" -- "Sample Phone Introduction" -- "Sample Email Introduction" -- "Informational Interview Questions" -- "Job Shadowing" -- "Internships and Part-time Jobs" -- "Online Communities" -- "Chapter 11: Is College Right for You?" -- "Why College?" -- "An Important Warning" -- "Chapter 12: Can You Afford College?" -- "What's the Real Price of College?" -- "Can You Afford College?" -- "Applying for Financial Aid" -- "Build Your Dream Team" -- "Other Ways to Pay for College" -- "A Balancing Act" -- "Chapter 13: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?" -- "What Is Fit?" -- "Questions to Determine Fit" -- "Building a Smart College Application List" -- "Applying to College" -- "Making the Decision" -- "Making the Most of College" -- "Chapter 14: Is Community College a Better Place to Start?" -- "Upsides of Community College" -- "Potential Downsides" -- "Chapter 15: Closing Thoughts" -- "Additional Resources" -- "Index

    • Business & Economics

Now What?

The Young Person's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career
Author: Nicholas Lore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565949
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 1109
The impolite truth nobody mentions in college commencement speeches: "Many of you have just spent four years and a small fortune studying something you will never use, and, if you do, you won't like all that much. Have a nice life." Up until now, you've had to rely on hit-and-miss methods of picking your career that lead to only 30 percent of college graduates reporting satisfaction with their careers. That's because up until now there has never been a book that guides you through the difficult process of designing a career that gives you the best chance for both high-level success and satisfaction. But career guru Nicholas Lore has found a way to show you how to custom design a career where you will: Look forward to going to work Be extremely successful and productive Use your natural talents fully in work that fits your personality Be highly respected because you excel at your work In Now What?, he helps you put all the pieces together to make wise decisions about what you will do with your life and how you can best go about setting and accomplishing your life and work goals. You'll also learn the skills you need to live an extraordinary life. Filled with charts, worksheets, and quizzes, Now What? is the cutting-edge guide for choosing a career that fits you perfectly -- whether you're a college student, a twentysomething already out in the working world, or a high school student just getting started.

    • Business & Economics

Preparing for College

Practical Advice for Students and Their Families
Author: John J. Rooney,John F. Reardon,Katherine Haley Will
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816073783
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
View: 4176
Offers advice on choosing a college, undergoing the application process, uncovering the financial resources to pay tuition and expenses, and adjusting to the academic and personal challenges that first-year students face.

    • Business & Economics

Career Choices, a Guide for Teens and Young Adults

Who Am I? What Do I Want? How Do I Get It?
Author: Mindy Bingham,Sandy Stryker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781878787026
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 7523
Vocational guidance for young adults includes creating a personality profile, assessing the rewards and sacrifices of varying careers, and finding the most informative resources.

    • Education

College Without High School

A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
Author: Blake Boles
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924362
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 683
Because the real world is the best education.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens

200 Programs That Prepare You for College Success
Author: Sandra L. Berger
ISBN: 1593632355
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 309
View: 5044
Presents advice on using summer opportunities to help gain entrance into selective universities and provides guidance on researching, choosing, and applying for summer programs.

    • Education

Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major

How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path
Author: Laurence Shatkin
Publisher: Jist Works
ISBN: 9781593578640
Category: Education
Page: 230
View: 2986
Presents advice on matching a college major to personality types and provides skill sets, average earnings potential, and projected job growth for majors in such fields as business, science, the arts, medicine, communication, and education.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens

Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
Author: Carol Christen,Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 158008141X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 178
View: 1454
A job-hunting manual for teens helps high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.

Who Am I?

An A-Z Career Guide for Teens
Author: Tai Abrams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998741307
Page: N.A
View: 7466
Getting on the path to career and financial success should start earlier and Who Am I? is the perfect way to do it. Informative, investigative and easy-to-read, Who Am I? has worksheets, lists, salary info and tips that Tai has prepared to help you navigate the career exploration process with ease. This resource includes six-figure careers in emerging industries that you need to know about so you can compete in the global marketplace. Covering more than 200 high-growth careers, Who Am I? is a practical guide that you can use, even in college! The world is changing... fast! You deserve to have access to the right information to thrive in this new economy. As you wrestle with one of life's most important questions, "Who am I and how do I want to show up in the world?," let this book be the go-to manual to expand your awareness about what is possible for your career. This book will push you to increase your earning potential and maximize your impact, while living a fulfilling life. Now let's starting learning the tools you will need to literally change the world.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465440704
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
View: 6238
This graphic guide for teens offers practical and inspirational advice on more than 400 careers, arming you with all the information you need to get on the right career path. Whether you want to know how to get your dream job, need a little inspiration or help with understanding the current job market, or have absolutely no idea where to start, Careers is the ultimate source of career advice. Concise and comprehensive in scope, and combining a user-friendly approach with DK's quirky, bold, graphic design, this motivational guide is a personal career advisor in the form of a book.

    • Young Adult Nonfiction

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition

Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job
Author: Carol Christen,Richard N. Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 160774578X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 192
View: 3909
This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career. No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs. Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field. With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Most importantly, it’s packed with big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities for People Who Love to Build Things

Author: Laura La Bella
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448883075
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 8379
Internships and volunteer positions offer young people a unique opportunity not only to test their interest in, and aptitude for, certain career paths but to also begin the process of career building in their desired fields. In a time of economic hardship and a tight job market, having the kind of hands-on experience provided by internships and volunteer work can be the decisive factor in an employer's decision to hire one candidate among many other applicants. This book surveys all of the many internship and volunteer opportunities available for those who like to build things—including shipbuilding and instrument-making to cabinetry and furniture-making, to civil engineering and architecture. In addition to discussing how to land, keep, and leverage an internship or volunteer position, the book also details the educational and training paths that should be pursued to optimize chances of success in the various professional fields.

    • Study Aids


The "Dare to Be Yourself" Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges for You
Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402263333
Category: Study Aids
Page: 272
View: 3648
"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.

    • Study Aids

Countdown to College

21 'to-do' Lists for High School
Author: Valerie Pierce,Cheryl Rilly
Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)
ISBN: 9780965608688
Category: Study Aids
Page: 167
View: 8990
Provides guidelines and advice for high school students and their parents on preparing for college, including standardized tests, extracurricular activities, choice of college, and financial aid assistance.

    • Family & Relationships

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 103
View: 3130
We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

    • Business & Economics

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Author: Richard N. Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399579656
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 9705
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.