“One of Northeastern University’s outstanding co-op professionals has written a guidebook that will excite and stimulate any young college student aspiring to learn what it takes to succeed in today’s workplace. Through true stories concerning actual young workers, Weighart demonstrates that combination of values and everyday performance necessary to achieve both success and personal fulfillment… By far, this is the best book of its type I have ever read.”

—John A. Curry, President Emeritus, Northeastern University

“Unfortunately I had to learn many of the lessons taught in this book the hard way—lessons outside the realm of typical university textbook knowledge. I only wish I had the opportunity to read this book before I started working in the “real world”… The wisdom is in the form of real life experiences, making it very easy to understand the abstract advice given many times to pre-career students. Reading this book and gaining the wisdom it offers puts you on the steady track to a successful career, no matter where your career or careers may take you.”

—Jennifer Merrill, IT Service Assurance Engineer, State Street Global Advisors

“Educators from any field would find this to be a most useful text in helping to groom their own students in an effort to make them ready to compete. Any young professional who is able to grasp the concepts in this book will have a large advantage over his or her peers in pursing potential opportunities.”

—Guy Doyon, Site Service Leader, Procter & Gamble/Gillette Global Business Unit

“Exceeding Expectations: Mastering The Seven Keys To Professional Success is a tremendous resource for anyone who is helping prepare individuals for the professional workplace. The textbook is a quick read and contains stories of people sharing experiences not only of their professional successes but stories of mistakes and how to avoid them. The personal stories cover many topics; teachers and students alike will relate to these engrossing stories… I wish all of my students currently on co-op had the opportunity to read this book before starting their jobs, as several problems could have been prevented.”

—Mary Kane, Director of Co-op for the College of Business Administration and the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University