To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

by Mandee Heller Adler, David Teten
To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

by Mandee Heller Adler, David Teten


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Learn how to use your time as a student to supercharge your career

To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear delivers a step-by-step guide to using your educational years to put you in the right position to accelerate your career, optimize your time, and build valuable and rewarding relationships. You’ll learn everything you need to know about taking advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the first ten years of your career.

Broken down into 21 accessible chapters, To University and Beyond features a wide array of practical and strategic advice on topics like:

  • How to write the perfect resume or CV
  • How to hack your career path to achieve what you’ve always dreamt of
  • How to access rarely used scholarships and grants
  • How to find selective short-term learning programs
  • How to thrive in a virtual learning environment
  • How to get paid to learn with options beyond traditional degree programs
  • How to communicate and present so people get your message

Perfect for high school, college, and university students who want to make the most of their time and start their career off on the right foot, To University and Beyond provides a wealth of actionable advice you can put to work today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119757924
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,104,611
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

MANDEE HELLER ADLER is Founder and Managing Partner of International College Counselors, LLC, and its subsidiarity Edit the Work. Her firm is one of the world's largest educational consulting businesses, serving clients from over 13 countries and across 20 U.S. states.

DAVID TETEN is CEO of Versatile Venture Capital and Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of NY. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, Partner at ff Venture Capital, serial technology entrepreneur, investment banker, and strategy consultant. He writes at

Table of Contents

About the Authors xi

1 Why We Wrote This Book 1

David Teten 1

Mandee Heller Adler 3

Mandee and David 4

2 College Is Not for Everyone: Get Paid to Learn 5

3 Before Your First Class 9

4 Who Do You Know? Who Knows You? 15

Character 20

Competence 21

Refevance 25

Information 27

Strength 28

Number 32

Diversity 33

5 How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Classes and Events 37

6 If You're Not at the Table, You're Missing Out: Plan Your Career 43

In Your Final Year Before Graduation 48

7 Top 10 Myths Students Believe 51

8 Write a Resume That Sells 57

9 Prepare a Personal Marketing Plan 65

10 Start Your New Job and Don't Get Fired 67

11 Write a Memo People Actually Read 71

12 Present So People Will Hear 73

13 Easy Career Kickstarts That Most People Don't Do 79

14 What You Will Know by Age 45 83

15 Internships and Other Work Experience, Locally and Globally 85

16 Get Paid to Study: Ridiculously Generous Scholarships 89

Scholarship Databases 89

The Elite Scholarships 90

Technology 93

Science, Engineering, and Math 94

Social Impact 96

17 Politics and International Relations 97

Internships with Politicians 97

Political Science 99

United States-Europe Relations 101

United States-Asia Relations 104

Libertarian/Classical Liberal Politics 105

Conservative Politics 107

Progressive Politics 108

18 Women, Racial Minorities, and Other Underrepresented Communities 111

Women 111

Underrepresented Minorities 113

19 Religious Groups 117

Christian 117

Jewish 118

Muslim 119

20 Mini-Universities: Conferences and Communities for Further Learning 121

Selective Conferences and Communities 121

Short-Term Learning Programs for Midcareer Professionals 123

21 What Happens Next? 127

Acknowledgments 129

Endnotes 131

Index 133

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