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There Is Life After College

There Is Life After College
What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

by Jeffrey J. Selingo

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062388878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

Life After College

Life After College
The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want

by Jenny Blake

  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release : 2011-10-25
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0762446056
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just graduated? Feeling a little lost? Life After College is like a portable life coach, giving you straightforward guidance on maneuvering the real world--along with tips, inspiration, and exercises for getting you where you want to go. Congrats, you've graduated! You have your whole life ahead of you. Do you feel overwhelmed? Unsure? Deluged with information, but no real plan? Jenny Blake's Life After College gives you practical, actionable advice, helping you to navigate every area of your life--from work, money, dating, health, family, and personal growth--to help you see the big picture. It will get you focusing on your goals, dreams, and highest aspirations so that you can create the life you really want. Now in a repackaged edition!

Life After College

Life After College
A Book

by Nadia Bilchik,Ricki Frankel

  • Publisher : Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 1933512903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents advice for college graduates on such topics as finding a job, interacting with coworkers, buying a car, using credit cards, dating, roommates, health, and spirituality.

Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College

Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College
A Book

by David Klein,Chris Schonberger,Stuart Schultz,Tory Hoen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-04-05
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1935707744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you're searching for your first job or apartment, navigating the treacherous waters of office politics, or just trying to figure out how to file your tax return, Gradspot.com's Guide to Life After College tackles the most common issues facing twentysomethings as they find their feet in the "real world." Authors Chris Schonberger, Stuart Schultz, David Klein, and Tory Hoen (twentysomethings themselves) have been through it all before, and they maintain a sense of humor about their triumphs and missteps along the way. In addition to sharing their own experiences and anecdotes, they have polled hundreds of recent grads and consulted topic experts to give readers the information they need, to find their feet beyond campus. Packed with indispensable tips, candid advice, and humorous dispatches from early adulthood, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to know but didn't learn in college! Topics include: Finding an Apt, Job Hunting, Healthcare, Credit, Top Recent Grad Cities, Cars, Student Debt, Saving & Investing, Office Etiquette, Networking, Dating, Travel, Cooking, Moving Home, The "One-Year Rut", 401(k)s, and more.

What Next?

What Next?
Your Five-Year Plan for Life after College

by Elana Lyn Gross

  • Publisher : Adams Media
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 150721345X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Create a five-year plan that covers all aspects of daily life—including work, finances, and health—with this all-inclusive guide to successfully reaching your goals after college graduation. The celebrations have ended and you’ve finally graduated from college. But the one looming question remains over every recent grad’s head: what’s next? In this book, you’ll find a detailed guide to putting together a five-year plan to set yourself up for success. No need to stress about having the rest of your life mapped out—instead, you’ll focus on how to make the most after graduation so you can thrive in the years to come. Whether you’re looking for advice on turning your first job out of college to a long-term career or need some tips on managing your money so you can pay down your student debt (and treat yourself), you’ll find all that and more in What Next?. Filled with advice from journalist and lifestyle blogger Elana Lyn Gross, What Next? includes all the tools you need to achieve your goals one step at a time. Offering helpful guidance on every aspect of life, you’ll have no problem answering the question: what’s next?

How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation

How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation
Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did

by Andrea Syrtash

  • Publisher : Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC
  • Release : 2009-03-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781933512426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation
Your Guide to Success, 2nd Edition

by Terry Arndt,Kirrin Coleman

  • Publisher : Ingram
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780984833207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life After School, Explained

Life After School, Explained
A Book

by Andy Ferguson,Nicole Vickey

  • Publisher : Cap & Compass Llc
  • Release : 2011-07
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9780971736603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers young adults information on succeeding on their own after school, covering such topics as personal finance, finding an apartment, and dinner party etiquette.

College (un)Bound

College (un)Bound
The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

by Jeffrey J. Selingo

  • Publisher : Amazon Pub
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781477800744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value. In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America's higher education system is broken. The great credentials race has turned universities into big businesses and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuitions while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates and churning out students with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market. Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain: the class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents had. Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-have for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

Freshman Year of Life

Freshman Year of Life
Essays That Tell the Truth About Work, Home, and Love After College

by MindSumo

  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1250071194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do you get a fulfilling job after college? What if you're still living with your parents? What's it like navigating hook-ups, dating, and new friendships outside campus life? Millions of books, blog posts, personal essays, and advice columns are written about college, but what about after college? Those first few years of finding your footing in the real world are filled with transitional crises and fraught introspection. You’re a freshman all over again. The thirty-eight stories in Freshman Year of Life tell the truth about life beyond college graduation from the voices of people a few years out. Some of their experiences are funny, some heartwarming; some are about their successes, and others reflect their failures. There are stories about going from a committed college relationship to casual dating in an unfamiliar city, navigating a toxic work environment, learning how to stay patient in a part of your life that isn’t defined by semesters and finals, and tackling the task of making new friends, something you may not have had to do since college orientation. The stories in Freshman Year of Life are just the beginning. There are a multitude of different experiences out there, and one of them will be your own. It’s not the end of the conversation; it’s the start. Find out how these writers survived their freshman year of life: Aaron Gilbreath • Aileen Garcia • Alana Massey • Alexandra Molotkow • Alison Gilbert • Ashley Ford • Bijan Stephen • Cameron Summers • Carvell Wallace • Chloe Angyal • Emily Gould • Eric Anthony Glover • Gala Mukomolova • Jamie Lauren Keiles • Jason Diamond • Jenny Zhang • Justin Warner • Kevin Nguyen • Kristin Russo • Lane Moore • Laura Willcox • Lauren Wachenfeld • Lincoln Blades • Lori Adelman • Mara Wilson • Mira Gonzalez • Molly Soda • Myisha Battle • Nia King • Nisha Bhat • Paulette Perhach • Sam Zabell • Sarah Mirk • Scaachi Koul • Shannon Keating • Skylar Kergil • Whitney Mixter This book came about through a collaboration with MindSumo.com, an online forum that reaches out to college students to solve business, tech, and design challenges. We asked MindSumo’s community of students what book they wanted most upon graduating, and this is it.

Pivot

Pivot
The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

by Jenny Blake

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0698406702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Looking to make a career change? Pivot is a book you will turn to again and again.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive If you've got the perfect job or business, congratulations. But if you are even a little bit uncertain that your current gig is the right one, it is time to start thinking about your next move. In the new world of work, it's the only move that matters. What's next? is a question we all have to ask and answer more frequently in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years, roles change constantly even within that time, and smart, motivated people find themselves hitting professional plateaus. But how do you evaluate options and move forward without getting stuck? Jenny Blake's solution: it's about small steps, not big leaps—and the answer is already right under your feet. This book will teach you how to pivot from a base of your existing strengths. Pivoting is a crucial strategy for Silicon Valley tech companies and startups. Jenny Blake—a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker—shows how pivoting can also be a successful strategy for individuals looking to make changes in their work lives, whether within their role, organization or business, or setting their sights on bigger shifts. When you pivot, you double down on your existing strengths and interests to move in a new, related direction, instead of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you skip over your hard-won expertise and experience. It empowers you to navigate changes with flexibility and strength—now and throughout your entire career. Much like the lean business principles that took Silicon Valley by storm, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile, whether or not you are actively looking for a new position. No matter your age, industry, or bank account balance, Jenny's advice will help you move forward strategically. Her Pivot Method will teach you how to: · Double down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences. Identify what is working best and where you want to end up, then start to bridge the gap between the two. · Scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to analysis paralysis or compare and despair. Explore options by leveraging the network and experience you already have. · Run small experiments to determine next steps. Do side projects to test ideas for your next move, taking the pressure off so you don't need to have the entire answer up front. · Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction. Set benchmarks to decide when the time is right to go all-in on your new direction. Pivot also includes valuable insight for leaders who want to have more frequent career conversations with their teams to help talented people pivot within their roles and the broader organization. No matter your current position, one thing is clear: your career success and satisfaction depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it. From the Hardcover edition.

Now What, Grad?

Now What, Grad?
Your Path to Success After College

by Chris Palmer

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-08-16
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1475838956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book will teach students the things they need to succeed in the real world.

Post Grad

Post Grad
Five Women and Their First Year Out of College

by Caroline Kitchener

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0062429531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An honest and deeply reported account of five women and the opportunities and frustrations they face in the year following their graduation from an elite university. Recent Princeton graduate Caroline Kitchener weaves together her experiences from her first year after college with that of four of her peers in order to delve more deeply into what the world now offers a female college graduate, and how the world perceives them. Each of the five girls in this diverse group were expected to attend college—but most had no clear expectations for their futures post-graduation. And as Kitchener follows each member of the group, it becomes harder to reduce them to stereotypes, harder either to defend or to judge their choices. Kitchener navigates expertly between the very personal and the wider sociological perspectives as she outlines a chronological year in the lives of all five women, illuminating and clarifying each one of their choices, victories, and foibles. Both a broad and an intensely individual exploration, Post Grad is a portrait of the shifting environment of that important year after graduation, as well as an intimate look at how a select group of very different individuals handles its challenges—navigating family tensions, relationships, jobs, and that ever-elusive notion of independence.

Five for Your First Five

Five for Your First Five
Own Your Career and Life After College

by Allison E. McWilliams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9781618460431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Dr. Allison McWilliams has hit the nail right on the head and provides focused, effective and actionable ideas for recent college grads who are getting too much inspiration and too little useable help addressing the substantial challenge of building their lives after college. Much of the literature for this audience patronizingly over-compliments them ("You are amazing and can do anything ') or over-criticizes them ("Today's young adults are so entitled - they're impossible "). Neither of these categorizations is accurate or helpful - quite the opposite. Dr. McWilliams distills her substantial experience in working in some of the most advanced career-preparatory institutions in the country well by picking five key areas for grads to focus their efforts in building a life they own and can love. Her assessments of what's needed directly complements our decade-plus of work in the Stanford Life Design Lab. Her counsel spans the wide swath of necessary critical skills ranging from forming deep habits of personal reflection to navigating the tactical constraints of that tough first job out of college many grads will get. She tells it like it is without making assumptions or judgments about her reader and balances artfully conversing with her reader and challenging them via exercises to do the work. Like Dr. McWilliams, our team believes that successfully journeying those first five years after graduation (and defining what success is wisely ) is terrifically important. If you love anyone who is currently or about to be in those five years, do them the kindness of giving them this book." Dave Evans, Co-Author, New York Times #1 Bestseller Designing Your Life, and Co-Founder, Stanford Life Design Lab *** Young adults making their way from college to life-after-college face a multitude of decisions, challenges, and opportunities. How do you build skills and experiences that will benefit you in the future, when you are on the lowest rung of the professional ladder, or in a job that doesn't seem to be going anywhere? How do you balance creating a life with professional demands when your time is not your own? How do you ensure you are practicing self-care - physically, mentally, financially, and emotionally - when you don't know what the resources are to do that? How do you build community and find friends? How do you build your network and find mentors? And, how do you take ownership for what comes next? These and many others are the questions that all young professionals should be asking themselves, especially in the critical first five years out of college. This is the time when you will discover more about yourself than at any other point in your life. You will discover strengths, interests, and beliefs that will guide your future career and life decisions. You will learn professional and life skills and habits that will be the foundation for your future professional selves. You will begin to discern what matters to you, and begin to define what a meaningful life looks like, for you. And, you largely will be expected to do all of this work on your own. Where do you begin? FIVE FOR YOUR FIRST FIVE is based on twenty years of experience working with college students and young adults as they make this sometimes challenging and overwhelming transition from college to life-after-college. It combines real-life stories and experiences, from young adults who have already navigated through these waters, with tools, strategies, discussion, and reflection questions. The reader is encouraged to do real, intentional work while exploring the five key areas: Do the Work, Build a Life, Create Community, Practice Reflection, and Own What's Next. Part workbook, part wise counselor and mentor, FIVE FOR YOUR FIRST FIVE provides meaningful insight into what can happen when you truly take ownership for your career and life. ***

The Secret to Getting a Job After College

The Secret to Getting a Job After College
Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees Into Dollars

by Larry Chiagouris

  • Publisher : Brand New World Publishing
  • Release : 2011-03-04
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0982765428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aspiring Adults Adrift

Aspiring Adults Adrift
Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

by Richard Arum,Josipa Roksa

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 022619714X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few books have ever made their presence felt on college campuses—and newspaper opinion pages—as quickly and thoroughly as Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s 2011 landmark study of undergraduates’ learning, socialization, and study habits, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. From the moment it was published, one thing was clear: no university could afford to ignore its well-documented and disturbing findings about the failings of undergraduate education. Now Arum and Roksa are back, and their new book follows the same cohort of undergraduates through the rest of their college careers and out into the working world. Built on interviews and detailed surveys of almost a thousand recent college graduates from a diverse range of colleges and universities, Aspiring Adults Adrift reveals a generation facing a difficult transition to adulthood. Recent graduates report trouble finding decent jobs and developing stable romantic relationships, as well as assuming civic and financial responsibility—yet at the same time, they remain surprisingly hopeful and upbeat about their prospects. Analyzing these findings in light of students’ performance on standardized tests of general collegiate skills, selectivity of institutions attended, and choice of major, Arum and Roksa not only map out the current state of a generation too often adrift, but enable us to examine the relationship between college experiences and tentative transitions to adulthood. Sure to be widely discussed, Aspiring Adults Adrift will compel us once again to re-examine the aims, approaches, and achievements of higher education.

Life Beyond College

Life Beyond College
Everything They Didn't Teach You about Your First 10 Years After Graduation

by Kevin Coyne,Robert Witt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-02-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781734508000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once you leave the protective bubble of campus, you'll immediately face a host of real-world challenges and choices that college simply didn't prepare you for. For example, did you know??70% of new college graduates are still financially dependent on their parents two years later - but every $5,000 of assistance they give you could cost them $20,000 when they retire? (See Chapter 1)?If you choose to live with a roommate, you might be financially and criminally liable for their bad behavior? (See Chapter 2)?On the first day of your first job, any one of several mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars within a year? (See Chapter 3)?The average 25-year-old has $3,000 of credit card debt, and is likely paying 50% extra for every item they charge to their credit card? (See Chapter 5)?The retirement savings you put away before your 30th birthday might matter more than all the money you put away for the rest of your career? (See Chapter 6)?The average college graduate changes jobs three times before turning 30 - but hasn't saved enough money to live on between jobs? (See Chapter 9)?A new college graduate has a 25% chance of being arrested before age 26 - and the police are allowed to lie about what evidence they have in order to extract a confession? (See Chapter 11)?91% of couples with children describe parenting as the greatest joy of their life - yet most parents struggle to meet the $250,000 average cost of raising a child? (See Chapter 15) Life Beyond College: Everything They Didn't Teach You About Your First 10 Years After Graduation explains dozens of important issues you're about to face and gives you practical advice on how to deal with them. No vague philosophizing, no clichéd bromides, and certainly no judgment - just 318 pages of specific, up-to-date facts and concrete strategies designed to help you start the next stage of your life on the right foot and avoid early mistakes that could set you back for years.

Who Gets In and Why

Who Gets In and Why
A Year Inside College Admissions

by Jeffrey Selingo

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1982116315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search. Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions offices—a selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campus—closely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions. He also followed select students and their parents, and he traveled around the country meeting with high school counselors, marketers, behind-the-scenes consultants, and college rankers. While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted. One of the most insightful books ever about “getting in” and what higher education has become, Who Gets In and Why not only provides an usually intimate look at how admissions decisions get made, but guides prospective students on how to honestly assess their strengths and match with the schools that will best serve their interests.

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Zen and the Art of Happiness
A Book

by Chris Prentiss

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2006-10-01
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 0943015626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The gentle wisdom of "Zen and the Art of Happiness" shows how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a philosophy that will sustain you through anything. The Zen of doing anything is to behave with a particular state of mind that brings the experience of enlightenment to even everyday facts -- and through that experience, happiness.

Connecting in College

Connecting in College
How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success

by Janice M. McCabe

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-11-08
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 022640952X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many college students rely on their friends for more than just having fun. But surprisingly, we know very little about what college students friendships look like, or how they might benefit from these friendships, socially and academically, in the short and long term. At a time when only four out of ten students graduate from four-year colleges within four years, understanding friendships may help better assist students and institutions in drawing on friends benefits and avoiding their pitfalls. In this book, sociologist Janice McCabe explores how friendship networks matter for college students lives both during and after college. In doing so, she identifies different types of friendship networksfor instance, the extent to which young people have tight cohesive friendship groups, or move effortlessly through different social circlesand how these networks are associated with social and academic success for students from different race, gender, and class backgrounds. The benefits of friendship are not the same for all friends, and these benefits also are not the same for all students; McCabe finds instead that friendship network type influences how friends matter for students academic and social successes and failures."