10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce. Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and how to pay for their education, one of the most important investments of their life. Education is a complex but highly valued system. It’s a pathway to opportunities in life and a cornerstone of economic prosperity, but far too many students get lost along the way. What can students do to make sure they get the most out of their education? That’s the question I seek to answer in my book, 10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School.

Here are a couple of reviews on the book:

This was a fantastic book! It gave an incredible amount of information for students to think about without being over-whelming, condescending, or boring. This book contained ten different chapters on things that young adults should really take into account when trying to decide what they want for their future. The author, Sarah Galimore, not only tells her readers what to consider, but highly encourages them to be their own best advocate. While school everywhere strive to graduate highly successful young adults, that doesn’t always happen. This is why it is so important for a young person to take responsibility for the choices that are made. I would highly encourage parents to purchase this book for their children, especially those in middle school and high school. It really does give great insight into what’s really important with regard to a person’s success in our world. I can’t wait to share it with my teenage daughter!

This is a book that every kid going into high school or even college should read. It is full of personal insight and sourced statistics about just about everything you can possibly think of when it comes to your education. There is insight from the friends you make in school to the way you approach learning to whether or not college is right for you. These topics are all so important for a young student to think about in order for them to take better hold of their life. It is also written in a down-to-earth and easily accessible way that draws you in, especially with the personal stories which I think young people can really appreciate. If you know a kid about to embark into high school I definitely recommend getting this book for them; it could help to better shape their future.

So as noted above, in my unfiltered, non-academic, and straight to the point personal essay, students are challenged to ask tough questions about their education and personal goals. They are provided insights based on the experiences of a young professional, yours truly!, who has been where they are, and has a few thoughts on how to get them where they want to be. The feedback received thus far is encouraging and if I can positively impact even just a few students, it was worth the effort to self-publish the book. 😉

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