With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, financial literacy, technology and productivity, college-related "life hacks," alternative presentation e-tools, and the newest strategies in career planning, the third edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences of today's students. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of professionalism, motivation, and self-discipline. Rather than talking down to students or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS initiates a personal and informal conversation with readers, directly connecting them with and drawing them into text discussions. Written by Steve and Constance Staley, two of the best-known names in the field of first-year student motivation, this text increases the credibility of the college success course by providing tools that help students succeed, thereby improving institutional retention rates. In a survey of students using FOCUS, 97% recommended that their professors use this book again with next year's first-year students. Many students today are distracted, over-optionalized, and over-obligated. FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS addresses these issues head-on, creating teachable moments -- and concrete results -- in every face-to-face or online learning experience.