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Study Aids College Guides

What to Consider If You're Considering College

New Rules for Education and Employment

by (author) Ken S. Coates & Bill Morrison

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2015
Category
College Guides, Secondary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459723726
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459723740
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

Going to college used to be a passport to future success, but that’s no longer the case. For some students, it’s still a good choice that leads to a successful career after graduation, but for many their degrees are worthless pieces of paper. Choose the wrong program and graduation is more likely to lead to disillusionment and debt than to a steady paycheck.

Yet parents, guidance counsellors, and politicians still push higher education as if it’s the only option for building a secure future. In this book, Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison set out to explore the many educational opportunities and career paths open to high-school students and those in their twenties. This book is designed to help Americans in their teens and twenties decide whether to pursue a degree, enrol for skills training, or investigate one of the many other options that are available.

About the authors

Ken S. Coates was raised in Whitehorse and has a long-standing interest in northern themes. Titles include Canada’s Colonies, The Sinking of the Princess Sophia, The Modern North, North to Alaska (on the building of the Alaska Highway) and many academic books. He has worked on north-centred television documentaries and served as a consultant to northern governments and organizations. He is currently Professor of History and Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.

Ken S. Coates' profile page

A graduate of McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario, BILL MORRISON worked from 1969 to 2010 as a university professor and administrator in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia and as a visiting professor in the United States. He has published fourteen books, twelve of them in collaboration with Kenneth Coates.

Bill Morrison's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Coates and Morrison's style is accessible, and they make important points about the shifting job market.

Publishers Weekly

Gives the straight goods on what to expect the world of post-secondary education to look like.

MyUniversityMoney.com

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