New PDF release: A Parent's Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out: Answers to

By Joel Epstein

ISBN-10: 1568385714

ISBN-13: 9781568385716

Tricky roommates. Alcohol and drug use. funds issues. educational strain. aiding your college-bound baby make fit choices-in the midst of newfound freedoms and extraordinary excesses-presents a completely new quarter of parenting demanding situations. Joel Epstein, a student and chief within the box of post-secondary pupil affairs, bargains mom and dad pleasant and sensible suggestion approximately supporting their youngsters with the transition to varsity existence.

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For example, many students are surprised to find themselves struggling to meet minimum GPA requirements set by scholarship committees. Dr. Hahn gives the following advice: I urge parents with whom I speak to advise their son or daughter to make an appointment with the dean or an academic counselor during the phase of the semester when they are finalizing their course selections. 3 But parents and students alike need to accept that college preparation really needs to start much earlier, in high school at the latest.

Similarly, graphic designers experienced a boom in the job market as Web work expanded across all markets. A student’s choices about a course of study are also influenced by the income level or socioeconomic status of a student’s family. More affluent parents who encourage their children to take a variety of courses and to explore a variety of fields may find that their children are less career-focused, at least initially, than students whose parents are hard-pressed to pay for college. Liberal arts majors may focus on courses that have nothing to do with work, only to later wish, upon entering the business world, that they had been more career-focused in their course selections.

College students’ views of the working world tend to be colored by the types of work their parents, siblings, and peers are engaged in, as well as by the industries that tend to economically dominate the region of the country from which they come. Also important is the student’s aptitude for particular academic subjects. The significant influence of broader economic trends, the mass media, and guidance counselors figure in as well. For example, explosive growth in 2000 of dot-com start-up companies attracted many young people from all academic disciplines to computer science and business-related majors.

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