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Penguin Random House Confirms Author Line-up for 2017 First-Year Experience® Conference

prh-cr-logoPenguin Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2017 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 11-14, Atlanta, GA).  Featuring books on social justice, identity, fiction, economic inequality, and more, we have a book and an author that are perfect for your school.  Click here to RSVP to our events. Our author lineup is as follows (in chronological order): Continue reading

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Essential Career Advice for Recent College Grads: Watch the Video, Download the Free Book

9780553446968The career marketplace has never been more competitive, chaotic and difficult to maneuver.  Recent grads from small liberal arts colleges to large public universities continue to grapple with a harsh, ever-changing job market.  Executive search firm partner and The Career Playbook author James M. Citrin recently lead a webinar to arm teachers, professors and parents with the tools to help young people launch their careers.

In the webinar, Citrin explained what employers look for in talent acquisition, outlined essential steps for building a successful career, and spoke to the importance of career services professionals.  Please click here to watch a video recording of the webinar, and here to view the PowerPoint presentation.  Additionally, click here to watch James M. Citrin’s recent interview on The Today Show.

A free guide is also available, featuring advice for parents, educators, and career services professionals and can be downloaded and shared here.

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New Voices Join the Discussion: Penguin Random House Common Reading Advisory Board Meets at FYE® 2016

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Penguin Random House recently hosted its Fifth Annual Common Reading Advisory Board Summit in Orlando, one day prior to the 2016 Conference on the First-Year Experience®.

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The Start-up of You Author Ben Casnocha Gets Ringing Endorsement from Tennessee Tech

9780307888907A note of appreciation from Allen Mullis, First Year Read Director at Tennessee Tech University:

“We wanted students, especially our incoming freshmen, to understand the importance of taking control of their career now by getting engaged not only within their major, but to also establish interdisciplinary engagement as well. The “Start-Up of You” helps identify tools and ideas for students to incorporate into their collegiate experience to help achieve their career goals.”

Click here to watch Ben Casnocha at the First-Year Experience® 2013 Random House Event.

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Random House Academic Resources Confirms Author Lineup for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference

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Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 20-23, Orlando, Florida).  From books on marriage equality, to masterful works of literary journalism, to powerful memoirs of resiliency, we will have something for every FYE program.  Click here to RSVP to one or both events. Our author lineup is as follows (in order of appearance):

 

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Seattle Reads The Painter

9780804170154The Washington Center for the Book has recently selected The Painter by Peter Heller as their 2015 Seattle Reads—a common reading program that goes beyond the college campus, promoting literacy and community engagement by facilitating reading and discussion. We wanted to share this good news and suggest that it might provide an opportunity, especially if you already have a common reading program, for community involvement.

A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life: Continue reading

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Marjane Satrapi Announces Persepolis Speaking Tour

9780375714573Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis and co-creator of the award-winning 2007 animated film adaptation, will be kicking off her U.S. speaking tour October 15th in Washington, D.C. Her coming-of-age graphic memoir has been one of the most popular Common Reading choices nationwide with over 95 university adoptions. The story of growing up in Revolutionary Iran, it is both accessible for a variety of reading levels and profoundly relevant to American students’ rapidly expanding worldviews. Continue reading

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