GREENWICH, Conn. – Author and academic adviser Kristin White will be at the Greenwich Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss and sign copies of her new book, "It’s the Student, Not the College: The Secrets of Succeeding at Any School — Without Going Broke or Crazy."
The book dispels the notion that attending an elite school guarantees success in life and supplies a road map on how to prepare for success in today’s job market no matter what school you attend.
"It’s the Student, Not the College" addresses the college admissions culture, which is filled with pressure for students and parents, often focusing on admission to elite schools with minuscule acceptance rates and overwhelming costs.
White’s book aims to define what to consider, including finances, to make a school a good fit and how motivated students can make any school their dream school.
“I wanted to remind people that what a student does in college counts more than where they go and wanted to reveal the real secrets of success,” said White.
As an educational consultant, White has advised hundreds of students and parents, and at Darien Academic Advisors in Darien, she and her husband, Michael, help families plan for higher education and help students find their passions. Her book encourages students to start their college experience with a plan to build a personal “success profile” by adopting beneficial traits that help stellar students make the grade in school and in life.
The success profile ultimately helps students obtain the skills employers are looking for, but find lacking in today’s workforce.
White has written for several newspapers and educational newsletters, and is the author of "The Complete Guide to the Gap Year." She is a member of the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling and the Independent Educational Consultants Association, and is a graduate of Georgetown University with an MBA from University of Texas-Austin.
Books will be available for purchase at the talk at the library, 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. For more information visit kristinmwhite.com , email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (203) 202-8082.
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