#084 – Join Us for Our First Read-Along Book Group!

We’re trying something new and we invite you to join us! If you’re a regular listener you know we love to talk about books that help us in our role as college parents and help us support our students. We’ve picked the book There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow by Jeffrey Selingo to read over the next several weeks and we invite you to read along with us. We hope you’ll share some of your thoughts, questions and reactions with us. In this episode Lynn and Vicki share why we chose this book and how you can participate in our virtual book group. Once you hear more about the book, we know you’ll be excited about participating in this adventure. We’ll be sharing everyone’s responses soon in episode #86.

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We love to talk about books and we’d love to have you join us in the conversation.

We have chosen one of our favorite and most helpful books to reread over the next few weeks and we’re inviting you to join us for a read-along book club. Over the next several weeks we’ll read a few chapters each week. We’ll send you an email each week with a few points to think about. (We’re teachers, so we have to give you an assignment!) (If you’re not already on our mailing list, be sure to sign up on collegeparentcentral.com)

What’s the book we’re reading? There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow – by Jeffrey Selingo

Jeff Selingo is a New York Times bestselling author and has worked for nearly twenty-five years in the higher education field. His in-depth reporting and powerful storytelling has provided practical insight about the future of higher education and the workforce. He is one of the voices to listen to if you have a student headed to, in, or recently graduated from college.  We think this book speaks to all of us!

In Jeff’s words: “. . . the heart of this book is a how-to, structured around the key markers for adolescents as they march toward adulthood: the pathway to college, the college experience itself, and, of course, the critical first years after graduation.

Join us as we explore the ideas Jeff presents.

Here’s how it works –     

  1. Get the book.
  2. Read along with us – a few chapters each week.
  3. Hit reply to the weekly email and send us your thoughts (or write directly to vnelson@collegeparentcentral.com).
  4. OR call our new phone number and leave us a voice message with your thoughts – 617-433-7422.

In episode #86, airing on April 19, we’ll share more about the book and what reactions we all had as we read.

We hope you’ll join us whether you have a high school student, college student, college graduate, or you work in higher education. We think this book is important for all of us.  We do hope you’ll share your thoughts and we can get some conversations started!

It’s not quite like gathering in our living room with a glass of wine and talking about the book, but it’s a chance to share and hear what we are all thinking. It’s a reminder that we’re not alone on this journey.

If you’d like to read more by Jeff Selingo, you can check out his other two books as well.

College (Un)Bound

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

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