Higher Education: On Life, Landing a Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You in College

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Today’s college grads face a new set of challenges brought on by a sluggish job market, changing technology, and staggering amounts of debt. The rules have changed since their parents were in school, leaving young adults at a loss for advice that addresses their immediate concerns as well as the big-picture questions with which each generation of young adults must contend.

Life coach Ken Jedding has spent the past decade talking one-on-one with college students and graduates ...

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Overview

Today’s college grads face a new set of challenges brought on by a sluggish job market, changing technology, and staggering amounts of debt. The rules have changed since their parents were in school, leaving young adults at a loss for advice that addresses their immediate concerns as well as the big-picture questions with which each generation of young adults must contend.

Life coach Ken Jedding has spent the past decade talking one-on-one with college students and graduates across the country in his workshops and lectures. In Higher Education, he provides a fresh, modern guidebook to postcollegiate life that addresses the issues and concerns he hears voiced most often. From the lofty What is my purpose in life? to the practical How can I land my dream job? to the increasingly common (if somewhat terrifying) How did I wind up back in my parents’ house?, Jedding’s valuable insight, wisdom, and humor provide a much-needed roadmap for the journey that is only just beginning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605296760
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,449,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH JEDDING is a life coach and motivational speaker who has appeared on national media and speaks regularly at colleges and universities across the country.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 Careers

Chapter 1 You Majored in the Right Thing 3

Chapter 2 You Don't Need to Know What You're Going to Do 15

Chapter 3 Putting Yourself Out There 27

Chapter 4 Mentors and Interviews 39

Chapter 5 What about Internships? Volunteering? 57

Chapter 6 Finding Your Passion 65

Chapter 7 Surviving Entry Level 87

Chapter 8 "I'm Just in It for the Money" and Definitions of Success 99

Chapter 9 Frequently Asked Questions about Careers 111

Part 2 Relationships

Chapter 10 Sketches 127

Chapter 11 On Your Own 135

Chapter 12 Setting Yourself Up to Succeed 141

Chapter 13 Friendship as a Model 149

Chapter 14 Breakups 155

Part 3 Parents

Chapter 15 Getting It Right 169

Chapter 16 Home Again 173

Chapter 17 Career Choices, Family Style 181

Chapter 18 Approval 189

Chapter 19 Blame 195

Chapter 20 Anger 201

Chapter 21 Forgiveness 209

Part 4 Perspective

Chapter 22 Staying Up 219

Chapter 23 Reframing, or Letting It Go 225

Chapter 24 Faith in Yourself 235

Acknowledgments 241

Index 243

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    The stress affecting today's youth is not the same as generations before. The biggest worry concerning most is the amount of debt they will be in. There are other concerns that are just as important, such as, how do know if I'm making the right career choice? Will I make enough money to pay back my loans? What can I do to make sure that I don't end up sleeping on someone's couch for the rest of my life?

    Ken is a life coach who has some special insight for today's young adults. He tackles the tough questions that keep college kids up at night. He's funny, smart and likable. It's obvious that he wants to help remove some unneeded stress and guide college bound students into the future. This would be the perfect graduation present.

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