An insider’s guide that shows ambitious students how to optimize their college career, completely revised and updated for today’s academic landscape.I WISH I’D KNOWN THAT IN COLLEGEYour time as an undergrad has the potential to be incredibly fun, rewarding, and life changing in ways you may not yet even imagine–that is, if you play your cards right and take full advantage of what your university has to offer. Sadly, very few students ever learn the secret handshake of how to make the most of their college years. Until now.For undergrads (and parents) hoping their tuition will pay off, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE is a must-read. Distilling more than fifty years of experience from some of the leading minds at top tier institutions, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE reveals insider advice that makes the hefty price tag worth it: how to impress professors, live with a roommate, pick the best courses (and do well in them), design a meaningful transcript, earn remarkable internships, prepare for a successful career after graduation, and much more. This new edition also includes feedback from students who put GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE to the test, as well as new chapters on what to do when college “just isn’t working” and unique opportunities with international students and study abroad. With a new forward by Duke University’s Coach K, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE gives invaluable advice that enables students (and their parents!) to make the most of their college years. Read more
Review FROM THE FIRST EDITION: “This book is written by people who know how to get students to do their best. For decades, the authors have been helping students succeed in the most challenging environments and now their insights are available to you.” —MIKE “COACH K” KRZYZEWSKI, BASKETBALL COACH AT DUKE UNIVERSITY “This comprehensive guide will help students and parents navigate the full college experience, so they can take advantage of all that it has to offer from day one. I highly recommend it.” —GORDON GEE, PRESIDENT OF OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY“Amid the glut of guidebooks about selecting and getting into college, very few have talked about what to do once you get there. This witty, wise, and down-to-earth guide admirably fills that gap. It is a wonderful resource for students and their parents.” —ELIZABETH KISS, PRESIDENT OF AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE“A refreshing, smart, and useful guide to college that should be basic required reading for incoming freshmen everywhere.” —BOB WOODWARD, PULITZER PRIZE—WINNING JOURNALIST About the Author Peter Feaver, PhD, is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University.Sue Wasiolek is assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Duke University. Anne Crossman is the author of Study Smart, Study Less and an alumna of Stanford and Duke.