The Five Goal College Plan

Meeting the Challenges of College and Graduating in 4 or 4.5 years with a B.A. or B.S. and a Job in Your Field

by Dr. Michael V. Mulligan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781532008931
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781532008948

About the Book

Comments by Recognized Authorities

“Research indicates that goal commitment, motivation and self management are nearly as important to student success as academic ability. While most freshmen college orientation texts focus on acculturation and surviving the first year of college, attention to self management and goal setting is woefully lacking. The Five Goal College Plan fills that void. It is a student orientation and planning text unlike any others providing students with a blueprint and tools and templates to manage their path through college and into a successful career. I recommend it highly.”

Dr. Wesley Habley-Consultant and Former Assistant Vice President, ACT Program, Iowa City Iowa (National Authority and Speaker on College Student Retention)

“Dr. Mulligan understands the connection between career planning, a college education and having a successful career journey. He is realistic, strategic and tactical in his approach. Dr. Mulligan identifies five goals and creates tasks that need to be completed to meet each goal. If college students meet the five goals, they can truly say their college education served as career and life launching pad for them. The five goals include:

• Graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in 4 or 4.5 years
• Assessing yourself as a self manager and leader and becoming both
• Assessing yourself as a career planner and manager and becoming both
• Assessing yourself and world of work and choosing a tentative career field, occupation and related college major
• Creating and executing a a year to year plan to be employed at graduation

Another unique feature of the book includes The Family Partner Expectation PAC, a document that helps parents and the college student identify what they can expect from each other. If educators don’t use this book to help their students, parents should purchase a copy and review it with their son or daughter. With the rising cost of higher education, it is important students set relevant goals and meet them so they graduate in four years with a degree and job in their chosen career field.”

Steve Langerud- Consultant and former Director of Professional Opportunities, DePauw University (National recognized Career Consultant regularly cited for his work on employment and workplace issues by media including Voices of America, MSNBC, Philadelphia Inquirer,, New York Post, CNBC, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Career Builder and Wall Street Journal)

About the Author

Dr. Michael V. Mulligan founded Manage My Career NFP to help Millennials chart the right career path, maximize their education and plan and manage a successful career journey. In 1983, he started and still directs Mulligan and Associates, Inc, a career management consulting firm, that has helped over 10,000 dismissed employees with separation trauma, career planning and finding employment. He wrote six books and developed 20 assessments to help individuals with career decision making, finding employment and advancing one’s career. Dr. Mulligan wrote an article titled “How to be an effective career consultant” and it has been the guide for the career management industry. For 20 years he served as a Fellow Manager with the Institute of Career Certification International who certified people in the career consulting field.

Dr. Mulligan received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Georgia, M.A. in counseling from Michigan State and B.A. in History from Alma College. He worked as Management Development Director for Century 21 of Northern Illinois, Midwest Regional Director for The American College Testing Program, Director of Orientation and Asst. Director of Admissions at the University of Georgia, Asst. Dean of Students at Georgia Tech and Academic Advisor at Michigan State.