Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Alex Chediak and we’ll be talking about his book Thriving At College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! (Tyndale House Publishers, 2011).
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About the Book:
Going to college can be exciting, anxiety-inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student.
Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers.
Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.
About the Author:
Alex Chediak is a speaker and a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University. He is the author of the bestselling book, Thriving at College and has published numerous articles in Christian College Guide and Boundless, a Focus on the Family online magazine for young-adult Christians. Alex completed his bachelor’s degree at Alfred University and an MS and PhD in engineering from the University of California–Berkeley. Originally from the Chicago area, Alex and his wife, Marni, and their three children now reside in Riverside, California.
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Here are some of the websites and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Book: Thriving at college
- Book: Preparing Your Teens for College
- Book: Beating The College Debt Trap
- Website: Tyndale House Publishers
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