After completing the first semester of freshman year, many college students find themselves wrestling with basic questions including: Who am I? Why am I in college? and What am I meant to do for the rest of my life? Not being able to answer these questions at the end of freshman year puts students at risk of being among the 40% who drop-out after the first year, or others who might stay in school but become students who take six years to graduate, or party disproportionately or feel aimless about what they want to do with their lives..
The revision of the best-selling book, Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students is the perfect read for college freshmen over winter break. “I remember well the scary feeling of being in college for the first year, ” said Peter Olsen, a college graduate. “This book helps to explain what makes college so overwhelming at times and how to successfully overcome these challenges.” High schoolers need to be given tools such as problem solving strategies to answer questions about their future while also learning about “real world” expectations so they can work toward career goals. Written in conversational style, Majoring is filled with interviews of people ranging from college aged interns to seasoned professionals, sharing advice on crucial issues including:
- Developing a savings plan
- Getting and staying out of debt
- Setting healthy boundaries with technology
- Exploring internships
- Discovering who you are
- Managing your time and study habits
Freshmen year and throughout college is the time for students to learn more about themselves, their interests and abilities, how their passions can lead to careers, and how to seek out experiences that will enhance learning in the classroom and open doors for their futures. “Majoring in the Rest of Your Life is your guide to connect students with what you want out of their lives. In simple, straightforward language, Carol Carter takes the guesswork out of pursuing, reaching and achieving your goals both in and out of college,” said national motivational speaker, Dr. Joe Martin.