Shelfari edited the description of Make Things Happen: The Key to Networking for Teens Monday, August 3, 2009.
This book helps teens discover that endless job and career possibilities and opportunities are just a conversation away. Twenty-something author Lara Zielin provides a fresh writing style and perspective based on her own experience. A reliable guide with important details on why people network, where to network, and how to overcome the fear of networking, this book shows teens how to broaden their horizons and confidently set a positive course for the future. Packed with valuable information on internships, job shadowing, and volunteer work, Make Things Happen also provides key definitions and challenging exercises. Zielin uses creative ways to highlight information to make it accessible to young-adult readers: "Case in Point" boxes include inspirational real-life stories about people who have achieved success through networking; "Ain't It a Fact" calls out an important fact or idea from the chapter that is being read; "Reminder Balloons" let the reader know that subject matter has been previously discussed; and "Picking the Expert's Brain" suggests resources, websites, and other ways to find more information.