This program is ideal for a faculty workshop, association conference break-out session or keynote, or a presentation in support of a college Career Week or Parents Week schedule. There is no doubt that many recent graduates are struggling in their first jobs after graduation. Their employers complain that they have to deal with poor work ethic, lack of interpersonal and communications skills, and matters as simple as poor attendence. Alfred Poor, PhD, relies on a broad range of research to build his own personal analysis of how this came to be, as well as the familiar issues of "helicopter parents" and other on-campus challenges. He also shows how this new understanding of the root causes of the problems point the way to their solution. He presents a comprehensive view of how college faculty and other staff, parents, and the students themselves can work together to address these issues. This dynamic and fast-paced program does not sugarcoat the facts, but ends with an optimistic view that real change can be achieved. He leaves his audiences with practical information that they can put to use right away. The presentation draws in part on his latest book, "7 Success Secrets That Every College Student Needs to Know!" Alfred Poor has presented keynote addresses to associations including the New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience (NEACEFE), and is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).