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by Bill Coplin

In the next few years, parents can expect to spend more than $40,000 per year on their childs college tuition. While that number may seem frightening, it is not as grim as the statistics that predict their childs chances of actually finding a job after graduation. Only about 20% of employers believe college graduates are ready for the workforce, and only 40% of graduates will find a job that will ensure their financial independence. The good news is that with the right advice, parents can turn their pricey investment into one that truly yields a high return and a rewarding career for their son or daughter. Professor Coplin offers honest advice for parents who want their childs college experience to ensure future success both financially and emotionally. Parents will learn how to help their college-bound student:

* develop skills employers actually want

* get their first job

* treat career services as their best ally

* explore a variety of career paths

* realize the importance of the unpaid internship

* and more.

A unique and no-nonsense blueprint, 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off will show parents how to mentor and guide their child through college so that he or she gets the most out of the experience and leaves prepared for the real world.

Download 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from a Professor Who's See It All epub
ISBN: 081447456X
ISBN13: 978-0814474563
Category: Education
Subcategory: Higher & Continuing Education
Author: Bill Coplin
Language: English
Publisher: AMACOM; 1 edition (August 1, 2007)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1406 kb
FB2 size: 1242 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 311
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I am currently a junior in college and highly recommend that all parents of college students read this book--I wish mine had. There are so many choices in college for students to make from what courses to take, what student organizations to join, to what to do with their summers. It can be extremely overwhelming! Having a parent who provides good, sound advice gives a student a huge advantage over the rest of his or her friends. I know so many students whose parents gave them bad advice. Not purposefully, but because they themselves never went to college or graduated a long time ago. This book offers practical advice to parents that will enable them to help their children plan ahead so that they get the most out of college and effectively prepare for their future careers and life goals. The author includes a lot of personal stories in his book that are interesting and at times very humorous. Plus, the fact that he is a professor adds a whole new dimension and uniqueness to the book. College often proves to be a very bumpy road to graduation for both parents and students. So do yourself and your child a favor and read this book. You will have a lot fewer headaches along the way and a much better relationship with your child in the end.
Mysterious Wrench
Being a parent of a current college student I took this book out on loan. While some of the advice is excellent, the attitude in this book reflects why American students know little about other cultures, foreign language, American history, art,etc. It is very directed to those whose goals are business fields.It is also aimed toward parents who have the earning capacity to place a child through 4 years of college with little financial aid.Such advice as finding an internship each summer of college is great. However, there is little admiration for those who just take a job to make ends meet. Never mind that many pay thousands (as some programs have you do) to get (oops buy) an internship. Instead of just joining a sorority everyone should lead.Become a lawyer? Forget it, become a paralegal first. But what about the time and money on the paralegal program? What about starting a family along the way? Graduate school - forget it, too much money. One wonders how the author attained his Ph.D. College is seen as one means to an end - money, and career. Knowledge? Only those who want to be business majors need apply.Leading us to know why many politicians can graduate from Ivy League Schools but still make major mistakes and alienate the rest of the world because they do not know their world or American history, let alone a foreign language.
As a mother of 3 I found this book very worthwhile. Having gone through college myself with very little direction I appreciate the practical advice this book provides in terms of college being the means to and end. I am all for knowledge for the sake of knowledge but to become a productive member of society today students need to have concrete goals.