• The Story

    Connections: Empowering College and Career Success is a cutting-edge college success program with an ideal balance of motivation, academics, and life skills. Written by counseling psychologists Paul Gore, Wade Leuwerke, and A.J. Metz, it integrates a state-of-the-art, norm-referenced, student self-assessment of non-cognitive and cognitive skills, ACES.     

    Connections starts with comprehensive coverage of the topics typically covered in the introductory course, with unique emphases on career planning, goal-setting, and life skills.

    Throughout the text, students are encouraged to take a positive, success-oriented approach to this course – and to life in general – by working to strengthen their strengths, celebrate progress, and use setbacks as opportunities for growth.

    With an emphasis on self-knowledge and on building skills for college and career, Connections empowers students to become self-regulated, collaborative learners – learners who thrive in school, on the job, and in the community.