Bill Coplin is currently a full time professor at Syracuse University with more than 110 books and articles published and an award winning undergraduate professor and advisor. His first priority to help high school and college students develop the skills they need to do well and do good. Coplin can be reached at

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.


Building on the reactions of readers and audiences to the first edition of 10 Things, Bill Coplin’s revised edition adds new material to help college students find a solid career path once they graduate college. His emphasis on skills and career exploration, both inside and outside the classroom, is even more crucial than when he first wrote this widely used book in 2003. The new edition recognizes changes in technology and the job market over the past ten years that will help college graduates launch themselves into successful careers.



Skills Through Experience

Reading books is not enough to develop the skills need in today’s world whether in careers, college or as a citizen. The professional skills required for success need a change in attitude, a clear list of skills and above all practice added by reflection and advice. The Skills for Success provides a powerful start.