YA 331.4 Reb In their shoes : extraordinary women describe their amazing careers by Deborah Reber.
An array of careers are presented through a realistic examination of the work involved by professional women in their chosen occupations, including stories from actor Maura Tierney, editor Susan Schultz, and television series creator Shonda Rhimes.
YA 331.702 Dev Extraordinary jobs for creative people. by Devantier, A., & Turkington, C.A.
In this book, there is a brief introduction discussing whether to pursue a creative arts career and where creative people might work (ad agencies, magazines, etc.). The rest of the book is an alphabetical listing of possible creative careers, running from animator through gravestone carver and ending with yarn hand-dyer. Each career has an “at a glance” section with information such as salary range and education needed, an example of an actual person who does the job, and a longer discussion of the career.
YA 331.702 Mor Undecided : navigating life and learning after high school by Genevieve Morgan.
A comprehensive handbook for high school teens who have not yet established their post-graduation path outlines options ranging from training programs and the military to community colleges and universities to help students decide which course is best for them.
YA 371.95 Gal The gifted teen survival guide : smart, sharp, and ready for (almost) anything by Judy Galbraith.
Discusses what the label “gifted” means, and covers such issues as intelligence testing, educational options, and relationships with parents and friends.
YA 371.9574 Ber College planning for gifted students: choosing and getting into the right college by
Berger, S. L.
This book discusses the special challenges facing families of gifted students as they prepare for college. While at first it may seem easy for gifted students to apply and get accepted to college, this book highlights some of the difficult situations families may face, including underachieving students, gifted students with disabilities, and heightened sensitivity to expectations.
YA 378.1 Ehr Writing a successful college application essay by George Ehrenhaft.
Discusses the qualities of effective college application essays and offers tips on topics, rewriting, editing, and proofreading.
YA 378.161 Sha Admission possible : the “dare to be yourself” guide for getting into the best colleges for you by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz.
A guide to college admissions provides advice for getting ahead in the process, featuring checklists, action plans, worksheets, and timelines that help the student manage the college search and application process in a stress-free manner.
YA 378.1616 Fis Fiske real college essays that work by Edward B. Fiske, Bruce G. Hammond.
Provides tips on writing a college essay, including ones on such topics as science fiction, hobbies, community service, and significant experiences. Includes samples written with all degrees of proficiency and describes how to edit an essay, from initial draft to final submission.
YA 378.198 Brev How to college : what to know before you go (and when you’re there) by Andrea Brenner
Professors Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Schwartz guide first-year students and their families through the transition process, during the summer after high school graduation and throughout the school year, preparing students to succeed and thrive as they transition and adapt to college.
YA 378.198 DaS Your first year of college : from classroom to dorm room by Maria DaSilva-Gordon.
A guide to help students succeed during the first year of college, covering topics such as academics, extracurricular activities, living arrangements, health, money management, and the temptations of sex, drugs, and drinking.
YA 378.198 New How to win at college : simple rules for success from star students by Cal Newport.
Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time.
YA 378.198 Par My college tips: written by a college student, for college students! by Parker, J.
Friendly, rather casual book full of lists of ten tips for all sorts of situations encountered in college. It has an air of informality. Some of the advice seems suspect: “Bringing your own computer might be more of a pain than a convenience,” or “Most women like the old-fashion style of dating,” but it might be fun to browse.
YA 378.73 Gre The kids’ college almanac : a first look at college by Barbara C. Greenfeld and Robert A. Weinstein.
Directed to middle-school students who are contemplating going to college, uses a question-and-answer format to introduce such topics as college selection, costs, financial aid, and the application and admission process.
YA 794.8 Rob Careers in Gaming by Laura Roberts.
Shares useful information on careers in the gaming industry, including game developer, programmer, and animator.
(There are many other books in the adult non-fiction section upstairs)