Dean Kohrs: Hacking College
Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:07
Dr. Dean Kohrs is the go-to guy for success in college.Kohrs will be visiting Florida State College at Jacksonville campuses next week and speaking to students about "hacking college." Kohrs, who published his book "Hacking College" in 2005, has been speaking to colleges and organizations about all the tricks and tips of college success.
Kohrs, who has a Ph.D in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, manages to enthrall his audience by telling stories about his experiences throughout college.
"So when you've finished college, what do you want to look like?" his book asks. He explains that college is like a gym: we want to join to better ourselves. The only problem is that as humans, we tend not to "follow up on our best intentions."
Throughout his book and lectures, Kohrs focuses on personal finance, degrees and the importance of internships.
"You could leave school with a 4.0, land the perfect post-college career of your choice and never do an internship or take advantage of cooperative education," Kohrs says in his book. "It's just not likely."
Kohrs also preaches on the matter of mentors, and how freshmen in college should find one to help better themselves.
Despite being an introvert, Kohrs manages to maintain a high number of friends and advocates networking.
A personal message will be delivered specifically for Florida State College at Jacksonville students, geared towards the personal finance classes offered through the college.
Kohrs will be speaking at South Campus on Sept. 20, North on Sept. 21, Downtown and Deerwood Campus on the 22nd and Kent Campus on the 23rd.