Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
- An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
- Sprecher: Frank Bruni
- Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 47 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 17.03.2015
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Hachette Audio
That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.
Bruni, a best-selling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges - large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands - serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma.
Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that - and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.
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Von reineanne Am hilfreichsten 24.04.2015
Fantastic book about US higher education
This is a fantastic book for everybody interested in education in general and the US college system in particular. It describes the frenzy of college admission in the US. Moreover, it makes the reader/listener think about what education and success really mean. The sticker of a "name school" does not mean as much as what the students makes out of his or her education.