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To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

Wiley recently published my second book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. People seem to like it:

“This book delivers a roadmap for students looking to maximize their investment in higher education, offering the tools necessary to stand out among the crowds of eager, young professionals.”

– Karim Faris, General Partner, GV (Formerly Google Ventures)

“After reading this book, students will know not only what it means to be in the driver’s seat of their education and professional careers, but also what it looks like to play an active role in their own success.”

– Congressman Peter Deutsch, Member of the US House of Representatives (1993-2005)

“The University and Beyond is the book that I wish I’d had as I was entering college and then embarking upon my own career. While there are elements of inspiration in it, the book stands out for its practical, actionable advice. In an increasingly competitive world, The University and Beyond will show you how to stand out as you embark upon your career, and it does so in a practical, actionable way. How I wish every newly minted college graduate I ever hired would have read The University and Beyond and done what Mandee and David recommend!  This is by far the most practical guide to help you find early career success.”

– Patrick Mullane, Executive Director, Harvard Business School Online

I recruited as coauthor my friend Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors, one of the largest college counseling businesses in the US. We discuss in the book:

  • Thrive in a virtual learning environment (updated for COVID-19)
  • Earn money while learning, instead of paying high tuition
  • Access rarely tapped scholarships and grants
  • Kickstart your career via non-traditional pathways
  • Find learning opportunities and exclusive communities for ambitious people
  • Create the perfect resume
  • Present ideas effectively and persuasively
  • Write letters, proposals, and memos that set the right tone and get results
  • Maximize the first 30 days in a new job

I’ve attached below a webinar and slide deck about some of the book’s themes.

Presentation

Webinar (from a few years ago)