New Book from LifeBound Helps College Students Avoid the 40% Dropout Rate

Strategies Help Students Succeed Beyond Freshman Year

Dec 10, 2010, 20:52 ET from LifeBound

DENVER, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeBound, the company dedicated to student success, announced a revision of its best-selling book, Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students, available at and Earlier versions have prepared thousands of students for success in college and career.

After completing the first semester of freshman year, many college students find themselves wrestling with basic questions including, "Who am I? Why am I in college? What am I meant to do for the rest of my life?" Not being able to answer these questions at the end of freshman year puts students at risk of being among the 40% who drop-out after the first year.

Written by Carol Carter, Majoring in the Rest of Your Life is a quick-read trade book that offers students problem-solving strategies to answer these questions while also sharing what the "real world" expects but fails to communicate. Written in conversational style, the book is filled with interviews of people ranging from college-aged interns to seasoned professionals, sharing advice on crucial issues including:

  • Developing a savings plan
  • Getting and staying out of debt
  • Setting healthy boundaries with technology
  • Exploring internships
  • Discovering who you are
  • Managing your time and study habits


Students who read this book over the holiday break will learn more about themselves, their interests and abilities, how their passions can lead to careers, and how to seek out experiences that will enhance learning in the classroom and open doors for their futures.

"Majoring in the Rest of Your Life is your guide to connecting with who you are and what you want in life," commented national motivational speaker, Dr. Joe Martin.  "In simple, straightforward language, Carol Carter takes the guesswork out of pursuing, reaching and achieving your goals both in and out of college."

About LifeBound

LifeBound was founded in 2000 by Carol Carter, a student success expert who's written over 20 books on college and career success. LifeBound works nationally and internationally with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help students transition throughout their academic years and to succeed in school, career and life.

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