Success Tools

Finding your path

  • 2010 What Color is Your Parachute? (book by Richard N. Bolles)
  • Visit the Career Planning and Job Search Services office at your college to get assistance with determining what degree or career to pursue.
  • Strengths Finder 2.0 (book by Tom Rath; assessment by Gallup Inc.)
  • Strong Interest Inventory (This assessment is offered at many of the colleges of DCCCD. Visit a career counselor at your college.)

Improving your study skills

  • Visit the Tutoring Center at your college.
  • How to Study (book by Ronald W. Fry)
  • Improving Your Study Skills (book by Shelley O'Hara)
  • What Smart Students Know (book by Adam Robinson)

Improving your time management skills

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People (book by Stephen R. Covey)
  • Use an alarm or online calendar to send yourself reminders to attend class, study, work on projects, etc.

Learning how to be happier and more optimistic

  • Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment (book by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D and instructor of Harvard's most popular course)
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (book by Martin E. P. Seligman, the founder of the "positive psychology" movement)