Peterson’s® New Teens’ Guide Designed to Help Teens Prepare for Life after High School

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Author Justin Muchnick suggests students start early when it comes to making plans beyond high school.

Encouraging teenagers to think about their future may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. There are a variety of options available to teens after high school, including furthering their education and training, getting a job, or entering the military—to name a few. Learning about these choices early and creating a plan will help put teenagers on the path to success. Peterson’s latest title, Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning, assists teens with these tasks.

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle or high school, but it has the most relevance for high school sophomores and juniors who are starting to get serious about the decisions they will need to make after graduation. Whether they're planning to head to a two- or four-year college, attend a technical school, complete an apprenticeship, join the military, jump directly into the workforce, or are still undecided, Teens’ Guide is there to help. The book not only supplies information on the various options available, but also assists teens in determining which ones best suit their skills, needs, and wants. This fully updated and redesigned 12th edition, written by teen author Justin Muchnick, uses an accessible voice and is packed with useful information that is relevant and applicable to high school students with an eye on planning their futures.

Muchnick advises teens to explore academic and career options, plan a career path, and find the colleges or career/technical schools that will help them reach their goals. In addition, Teens’ Guide offers alternatives to traditional four-year colleges, facts about many of the required standardized tests, study skills and time management advice, and information about financing education or training.

“This book serves as a helpful resource guide to support teens in their high school journey. It asks questions of teens, encouraging them to think about high school as more than a classroom and social experience, but also as a pathway to their next chapter in life. Teens should feel empowered not to just show up for school, but to more actively craft and navigate their academic and extracurricular experiences in preparation for their own futures,” says Muchnick.

Justin Muchnick is a senior at Phillips Academy Andover. He is a two-time captain of the varsity wrestling team, works as a tour guide, and is a member of the chess club. Author of The Boarding School Survival Guide, co-author of Straight-A Study Skills, and a journalist for (Stanford University’s sports fan website), Justin is also an avid fan of Star Wars and Rocky, and is addicted to the P90X workout DVDs. Connect with Justin on Twitter: @BoardingSchl; his website:; or Facebook: Teens’ Guide to College and Career Planning.

Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning, published by Peterson’s, is now on sale at and everywhere books are sold.

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