A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate—revised and updated for today’s economic and academic landscapes.
Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
About Bill Coplin
BILL COPLIN has been a professor and the director of the undergraduate public affairs program at Syracuse University since 1976. Since 2000, Coplin has focused his efforts on improving the high school and college education systems, designing and implementing curriculum that develops students’ career and citizenship skills. He serves as the curriculum consultant to the High School for Leadership and Public Service in New York City. Visit www.billcoplin.org.