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VOYAThis straightforward career development guide is designed to help bewildered high school graduates get the most out of the college experience. The author identifies the traits and skills that employers rate as most significant when seeking candidates. Through individual chapters, he discusses the importance of each "KHS" (know-how skill), what college courses can provide experience in an area, and where one can go to read more about it. Many categories are obvious: work ethics, communication, and problem solving. The author explains, however, how both in-class and non-course activities can enrich the learning of each skill. Volunteer work, personal budgeting, daily writing, and community involvement are all suggested activities that enhance character traits and round out a résumé. Each chapter is supplemented by students' stories of how the acquired know-how has since been beneficial at work or in other classes. The second part looks specifically at college selection, program and course selection, and creating connections for employment. Internships, foreign exchange programs, and making the most of even recreational activities are examined as "boosters" to the basic skills discussed earlier. Part 3 examines the transition from school to career: What will you do with your degree? Do you want happiness, fame, wealth? This chapter explains how to narrow career aspirations, itemize the skills learned above, and plug them into a dynamic resume. This outstanding resource provides an overview of what the optimal college experience is about. All college-bound students should be required to read this book. VOYA CODES: 5Q 3P S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Will appeal withpushing; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Ten Speed Press, 272p.; Index. Source Notes. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.