The Mentoring Handbook invites students to experience the power of learning by adopting the self-directed learning approach to college. Eleven mentoring lessons are presented that reveal winning strategies and conceptual insights on how a student can liberate him or her from the role of passive learner and take personal responsibility for active learning instead of being fed by faculty. The author demystifies the degree and the GPA as the end-game of college, illustrating to students how not to "let college get in the way of a good education," which ultimately is to enhance employability potential and build work readiness skill sets. Most important, the mentoring lessons will help students reframe the purpose of college and use the learning experience to transform themselves competitive job seekers in a murky job market and an uncertain economic landscape. As they rethink the outdated traditional instructor-driven education college model that they have fallen victim to, they will become empowered to take control of their professional growth and career aspirations.