York professors’ book on helping students succeed translated into French

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Thomas Klassen

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!): Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life has been translated into French. Authored by York University public policy and administration Professor Thomas Klassen and humanities Professor Emeritus John Dwyer, the book demonstrates that the best preparation for success at life and on the job is succeeding at university.

More than 2,000 copies of the book’s English version have sold in North America, while the free, open access version has been downloaded many thousands more times.

The French version, Décrocher son diplôme universitaire (et l’emploi de ses rêves!): Comment maîtriser les compétences essentielles menant au succès à l’école, au travail et dans la vie is available in open access (free PDF) form, in addition to paper and ebook versions. Published by the University of Ottawa Press and translated by Émilie Laramée, the book fills an important void for students studying in French, both in Canada and internationally.

John Dwyer

This book shows that teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student.

“The French edition will allow a new crop of readers – those beginning their university studies straight from high school, mature students returning to school and others – to get the most out of learning and flourish in work and life after their degree,” Klassen says.

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!) was originally published in 2015. Learn more about the book here.