Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning

Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning is intended for use by students at any stage of middle and 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, here’s where they’ll find information on the various options available and which ones best suits their skills, needs, and wants. This 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.

On sale now! February, 2016

Teens' Guide to College and Career Planning

Reviews of Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning


“Fantastic resource for teens. As an educator for many years, I have a vested interest in enrolling qualified, enthusiastic learners. When I came across this book by Justin Muchnick, I was intrigued to learn what a high school student would have to say about the ever elusive college admission process. This book is a gem which I have been suggesting to young people I hear from, asking for tips about planning for their future careers, getting into college and finding a good fit for them. This of course can be an overwhelming time for teens, I heartily recommend Teens’ Guide to College and Career Planning, it is an invaluable resource!”

College Professor

“Teen’s guide by teen who went through it. This is full of resources on how a high school student can spend time efficiently in high school, which would lead to success. College applications can’t be made in one day; they are all about what you have done. Knowing the path in high school in advance would be very much useful for future.”

Sun & Rain

“Written by a student for students, this outstanding book was just what my son needed! It lays out career paths in a clear, concise way that enables students to understand what they need to do in the present to reach their goals in the future. Sometimes kids don’t want to get career advice from their parents, and if that is the case with your son or daughter, this book might be extremely beneficial!”


“We all desperately need some objectivity in times like these. When I prepared for high school graduation back in 19hmmmmph, I didn’t know what I was doing. Everything I knew about the years after high school, college, military, a career, was from the sources directly around me. Family and friends are often good sources of information, but we all desperately need some objectivity in critical times like these.

Justin Muchnick gives us that objectivity in this Guide. He brings together a numerous sources of information and presents them in a personal, down-to-earth way. It’s like he’s talking to the reader as both a friend AND a wise elder in the village.

I’ve already given a copy to a friend whose teenaged children are in discernment and I plan on giving many more away in the future. This book is perfect for school counselors, teachers, clergy, youth ministers and workers, parents, and the teen about to make the big voyage into the challenges of adult life.”


“Practical and useful advice. This is a great guide for any parent of a teen, and teen to read. It is very thorough in covering topics that come up throughout high school and preparing for college. I am giving it to my high school sophomore to read for himself. I only wish I given it him before freshman year. It gives such great advice from picking classes, to creating your high school resume or “brag sheet, ” to picking which colleges to apply to. It is all done in a very easy to read, relatable text.”


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Newport Teen Pens Guide for Life After Graduation

Encouraging teenagers to think about their future may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be with the help of a new book by Newport native and fellow teen, Justin Muchnick.
Muchnick, 17, a Harbor Day School graduate and current senior at Phillips Academy Andover boarding school in Boston, wrote “Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning,” to help students explore their options after high school, including furthering their education and training, getting a job, or entering the military.

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