College Success Stories That Inspire

Lessons from Inside and Outside the Classroom

College admissions success is important, but preparing for and having a fulfilling college experience is ultimately more important.

Discover ways to experience college life to the fullest—regardless of which university, what major, or which activities intrigue you the most. Learn from a variety of successful people whose stories shared, lessons mastered, mistakes made, and memories recalled can help you flourish during your college experience. Explore exciting academic and extracurricular possibilities for your years ahead.

Bonus for families: College Success Stories That Inspire also provides creative ways to share future paths with aspiring college students. Alumni associations and reunion committees can tap into this book to host meaningful networking events, career reinvention seminars, and multigenerational education programs.

"From his days as a Wharton faculty member, Steve has always been at the forefront of the education field. College Success Stories That Inspire is filled with lots of ‘GIFS’ or ‘great ideas for school,’ which launch successful careers and more fulfilling lives."
-Alan Schlaifer, President, Wharton School Club of DC

Chapters include:

  • Tough Choices
  • Good Advice
  • I Didn’t Give Up
  • Solving Problems
  • Mistakes Revisited
  • Learning to Adapt
  • Opening My Mind
  • The Unexpected
  • A Teacher or Mentor Who Changed My Life
  • Something I Couldn’t Have Done Before
  • It Took a Little Courage
  • Friendship and Camaraderie
"As an economist, I love efficiencies. The anecdotes in this book will help you make your college career rewarding. Everyone wins when people love what they study and then are able to contribute to the world."
-Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Ohio University

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"Read this book. College Success Stories That Inspire proves that students can have personally profound experiences at any number of educational institutions."
-Barbara Nelson, Dean Emerita, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


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