Great Gifts for Graduates and Rising Seniors
Great Gifts for Graduates and Rising Seniors
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Andilynn Feddeler

Perfect for graduates and rising seniors, these great gifts will help young adults learn about the tools and tips needed for finding success in college and beyond. 

  • College 101: A Girl’s Guide to Freshman Year (Rev. ed.) is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything college. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced her freshman year, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women.

  • College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting Into the Right College (Updated ed.) is a must-have for any gifted or advanced learner planning to attend college. The author provides useful, practical advice for writing college application essays, requesting recommendation letters, visiting colleges, and acing the college entrance interview. Throughout the book, helpful timelines and checklists are provided to give students and their parents, teachers, and counselors assistance in planning for and choosing the right college.

  • Grad’s Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays: Examples From Real Students Who Got Into Top Schools provides more than 50 successful admissions essays straight from the source—recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. By receiving guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.

  • Being You: A Girl’s Guide to Mindfulness explores mindfulness as a simple but powerful way to center oneself and tap into one’s own inner wisdom and strength. This book is packed with 52 different activities on mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and self-acceptance, and includes a wide range of practices and perspectives, as well as information about how scientists study the mind and the brain.

  • The Best Summer Programs for Teens: America’s Top Classes, Camps, and Courses for College-Bound Students (4th ed.) helps teenagers find the coolest, most exciting, and most fulfilling summer programs across the United States. Students will be able to peruse the updated directory of more than 200 of the best summer opportunities in the areas of academic enrichment; fine arts; internships and paid positions; leadership and service; math, science, computer science, and technology; and study abroad or international travel to find the program that fits them best.