If there is a book any college student should need before and during college: Thriving at College (Tyndale House Publishers Inc., 2011) by Alex Chediak would be it. This book helps you plan not only to stop wasting what you could prepare for your future, but take control of your college years. Chediak wants to help college students to improve themselves and to make their college years the best yet.
In the book, Chediak points out common mistakes that college students make, such as treating college like high school and living for grades. He also points out how not to make those mistakes.
Marie Curie once stated what I think is one of his biggest points:
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”
To improve ourselves in college and make an impact for God–now and later–we must thrive at college by make wise choices–such as the friends we make and what we do–which is the purpose of this book. Thriving will not only improve ourselves but also impact others by what we do.
To God be the glory,