Summertime is the time to take a breather, have a break from schoolwork (if you are not taking Summer classes), and hopefully go on some trips. It could also be a time when you take charge of your own learning and get knowledge on important things that you won’t learn in the classroom and could impact your life.
If you are looking for some impactful summer reading, here are 3 suggestions:
The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business – Josh Kaufman
Kaufman basically believes that getting an MBA is a hard expense to justify, which is an opinion I find debatable. However, this book covers various areas of business such as entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, finance, and working with others. This is a great read if you are debating whether you would like to get your MBA or are a non-business major interested in business.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 – Tom Rath
I am a huge fan of StrengthsFinder. This book contains an assessment you can take to see what your top strengths are. Knowing your strengths has many benefits that will help you figure out how to live your life according to your strengths and thrive in ways that are authentic to you. [Side Note: The Career Center is here to help if you want to discuss how you can use your top 5 Strengths in your future career and goals. You can make an appointment at Hofstra.edu/career or by calling 516-463-6060.]
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level – Gay Hendricks
Hendricks’ book gives tips on how we could overcome our fears to eliminate the barriers that are holding us back from success in our life, relationships and career.