The Skills Book

Used by tens of thousands of high school and college students to obtain the skills they need to have a successful career and make a better world. Award-winning college professor and student adviser Bill Coplin has helped students get great jobs. Here, he lays down the essential skills you need to survive and succeed in today's job market based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, human resource specialists, and employed college grads.

Jobs are skills, not majors.
Karen M. McGee, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs,S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Coplin's theories are brilliant and dead on. I can't remember the last time someone asked me my GPA or major, but I use parts of these ten skill groups every day in my job at Disney.
Jim Gallagher, Senior Vice-President of Creative Advertising, The Walt Disney Company

Meet Bill Coplin

Bill Coplin

Bill Coplin is currently a full time professor at Syracuse University. He has published more than 110 books and articles in the fields of international relations, public policy, political risk analysis, social science education, citizenship and “doing good.”  His first priority has been helping high school and college students develop the skills they need to do well and do good. 

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The Website

This website serves as a gateway to the writings and educational materials that Coplin, with the help of his students and colleagues, have developed over the past 50 years.  All materials on this site can be used free of charge. The only thing he asks in return is that you send your praise and suggestions on how to improve the materials on this site. 

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