There Is Life After College


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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Jeffrey J. Selingo is editor at large for the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he has worked in a variety of roles for more than fifteen years, including four years as the top editor. He frequently speaks before national higher-education groups and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, including NPR, PBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CBS. His writing on higher education and technology has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. The National Magazine Awards, Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press have recognized him for his work. He is also a senior fellow at Education Sector, an independent education policy think tank. He previously worked for the Wilmington Star News in North Carolina, The Arizona Republic, the Ithaca Journal, and as an intern, for U.S. News & World Report, where he contributed to the magazine's Best Colleges guide. He received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College and his master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife, Heather Salko, and two daughters, Hadley and Rory, in Washington, D.C.


"Features many valuable stories from his interviews with students who figure out how to thrive in various career trajectories." -- The Atlantic

"An eye-opening exploration of what the future holds for college grads. It's an essential read for students -- and their parents -- to prepare for launching careers in a radically different job market." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

"Selingo provides an important road map for navigating the world of higher education. This is an essential guide for learning what to expect from college, and how to prepare for productive employment afterwards. That the book is written in clear, understandable language only adds to its value." -- Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, former secretary of Homeland Security, and former governor of Arizona

"Jeffrey Selingo's book belongs on the desk of every career counselor, on the shelf of every parent, and in the hands of every young person planning his or her future. There Is Life After College is essential reading for navigating the new workplace terrain." -- Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

"Selingo identifies the question we should be worried about: what comes after college? ... An invaluable guide for students who want to make the most of their college years." -- Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed

"Terrific. ... Covers a wide range of pressing issues in higher education from the perspective and for the benefit of students." -- Forbes

"Selingo provides valuable information about what kids really need to know to not just be employable, but to be in a position to know what they want, know how to get there, and succeed once they've arrived. I will be planting this book in my teenager's bookshelf." -- Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure

"Explores several promising experiments that promise to redefine college as we know it." -- USA Today

"A necessary and thoughtful contribution to the conversation on the role our colleges and universities play in preparing students for young adulthood. Everyone who has an interest in the development of today's college students and tomorrow's leaders should read it." -- Dan Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College

"Why are so many young adults wandering or straggling in the job market? How can parents help their kids thrive out there? Selingo convincingly frames the 21st century job market as a wholly unfamiliar terrain, then provides comprehensive strategies and tactical tips for tackling it." -- Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult

"Jeffrey Selingo demonstrates the radical changes complicating young people's transitions to adulthood; highlights emerging and necessary transformations in the delivery of higher education; and, at the same time, gives students and their parents practical guidance in charting the best course." -- Hilary Pennington, Ford Foundation Vice President for Education, Creativity, and Free Expression

"Levelheaded advice for students and parents on the best path to take from high school to employment." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Essential reading for high school and college students and their parents. Selingo doesn't just provide the answers, he makes sure his readers know the important questions to ask. Students looking for a roadmap to the future should get this book and heed its advice." -- Patricia Rose, Director of Career Services, University of Pennsylvania

"In an age when jobs and career paths are likely to shift -- and even evaporate entirely -- at an unprecedented pace, Jeffrey Selingo's There Is Life After College offers a practical road map for graduates faced with navigating a challenging and unpredictable terrain." -- Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

"Bursting with fresh ideas and vivid examples. ... The breadth and depth of Selingo's expertise make him a uniquely good guide to what's undeniably a complicated topic." -- EdSurge

"Jeffrey Selingo digs deep into what frustrated employers have known for quite some time: to fuel the economy with the next generation of leaders and innovators, we need grads who ask questions, have the grit of determination and can make quick, thoughtful decisions in ambiguous situations. A must read." -- Edward B. Rust, Jr., Chairman of the Board, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company