Four new books for college-age kids:
Written for girls, "The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life!" (AdamsMedia, $15.99) talks about classes, Greek life and parties. Chapters also cover physical health, study abroad, juggling social life and academics and more.
In "Land Your Dream Career in College: The Complete Guide to Success" (Rowman & Littlefield, $19.95), Toni Randolph Terhune and Betsy A. Hays try to show college students how they can find a job by graduation. They present 11 steps students can take while still in school, including networking and using new media.
In "Put College To Work: How to Use College to the Fullest to Discover Your Strengths and Find a Job You Love Before You Graduate" (Quill Driver, $18.95), author Kat Clowes advises on the same material, covering topics such as how to use a university's career center and alumni association as well as the connections of professors.
Kids thinking of taking a year off before enrolling in school might like"The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures" (Lonely Planet, $21.99). The book walks through gap year planning step by step, beginning with pointers on health and costs and including destination overviews and a directory of resources.