The Black Girl's Guide to College Success

What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know

by Sheryl Walker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/23/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781425960650

About the Book


The Black Girl's Guide to College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know provides readers with all the information they need to know to be successful in college. There are books that tell you how to get into college, but few that show you how to navigate college successfully once you're actually there.

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success covers the entire college experience from choosing the right major, studying abroad, and obtaining internships, to having fun, balancing out relationships and extracurricular activities, and tough issues like combating feelings of inferiority. Life becomes a little easier when you don’t have to figure out EVERYTHING on your own. Millions of black women have graduated from college and have been successful, but having a heads up on how to make it through successfully can only increase the population of black female college graduates.

The Black Girl's Guide to College Success not only defies the myth that all you have to do is study and get good grades to be successful in college, it leaves you wishing there was a Black Girl's Guide for every stage of life!


About the Author


Sheryl Walker graduated high school as the third in her class and the highest ranked African-American student. She received several scholarships and honors, including the English department’s Creative Writing Award.

            Sheryl attended the University of Maryland in College Park where she was admitted into the College Park Scholars International Studies Colloquium. She graduated with a B.S. degree in accounting in May 2005. She served as president for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) chapter, as a resident assistant, and as vice president of membership for the Black Business Association (BBA). She received recognition from the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education during several semesters as well as the Minority Scholars 2004 Accounting Scholarship, National Association of Black Accountants DC Metro Chapter 2004 Scholarship, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated 2004 Essay Scholarship. Sheryl also studied abroad in South Africa and Lesotho during the winter term of her senior year.

            Sheryl had four internships and also held a part-time job on campus during her senior year. She was involved with the Caribbean Student Association, was a staff writer for the campus newspaper The Eclipse, and was a mentor with the Black Student Union. Her community involvement included walking in various walks for AIDS and diabetes, as well as serving lunch to the homeless on a monthly basis.

Sheryl is now working for a public accounting firm in New York and writes in her leisure. The Black Girl’s Guide To College Success: What No One Really Tells You About College That You Must Know is the first of a series of Black Girl’s Guides to come.