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"Take to heart the lessons given and put those lessons into action, and in time you will see your dreams and goals come true..."




Upon graduating college and entering the working world, many students feel lost and are often inadequately prepared. Why is this? It all boils down to the importance of work ethic, integrity, and a willingness to do research instead of just charging blindly into your professional life. This book intends to expose the mistaken beliefs of college graduates, while also providing a dedicated space for practical tips that evoke a positive mental shift. Also included is a section on career preparation, which will help you take practical steps toward discovering your potential future career. The advice given in this book covers both personal and professional life, since the level of excellence you demonstrate in one area will often impact the other. From Illusion to Reality will provide readers with a better understanding of their calling, as well as hope for the future and a passion that will drive them toward their goals. With personal anecdotes from the authors themselves as well as from graduates and working professionals from different walks of life, this book is both engaging and grounded in real life experience, not in abstract or elitist ideas. Written for average to advanced readers, this book is an easy but engaging read that will put you on the right professional track.

Meet the Authors

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Top Ten Tips

on How to Prepare for Career Success

Before Graduating From College


Sarah Y. Tse's

Ten Tips for Developing  

A Good Work Ethic

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Robert T. Curtis'

Ten Tips for A Successful Life

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Dr. J. Jeff McHugh's

Ten Career

Preparation Tips

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Sarah Y. Tse

Sarah Y. Tse is an immigrant from Hong Kong, having come to America at the age of 18 for her education. She received her MBA from Cal Poly Pomona, and her B.A. in Graphic Design from Biola University. After co-founding TSE Worldwide Press with her late father in 2004, Sarah then established United Yearbook Printing in 2008. She released her memoir 7 Years on the Front Line in March 2020, in which she shares valuable business lessons and life stories in hopes of inspiring others. Sarah currently serves as a mentor and speaker at Biola University’s Crowell School of Business, and is deeply passionate about empowering people, especially younger professionals, to explore their gifts, goals, and calling.  
Meet the Authors
Top Ten Tips

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Alyse Mgrdichian

SAenior Editor

"Working as the senior editor on this project was both a joy and a privilege. Each contributor, from Sarah, Bob, and Jeff, to the graduates who share their success stories, were all passionate and incredibly cooperative throughout the entire production process. I know from personal experience that career development is a tricky (and sometimes scary) thing, so I am grateful to have been a part of a project that may be of aid to others in this regard."

Our Editorial Team

Editorial Team

Aaron Limtiaco

Cover and Graphics

"Being able to use my creativity to express the author’s message was enlightening and the thought of solely an idea being turned into a full-fledged guide for young professionals was fulfilling to participate in."


Donna Ladner


"Each revision I did on the book brought the advice and wise counsel of its authors into clearer focus, which was my exact purpose. It was very satisfying to help transform this book into its final form."


Steve Limtiaco


"As a proofreader, I had the privilege of reviewing the book's content firsthand. The information contained in this book is indispensable for young adults entering the workforce, as well as for those who are currently employed."

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