So... What Are You Doing After College?: Real-Life Advice from People Who'Ve Been There

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Thirty recent college graduates recount their career choices in lively essays that explore the rewards and pitfalls of the corporate world, graduate school, non-profit organizations, travel, and other options, offering tips on getting into each area of interest. Original.

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Here's a useful resource for recent and almost-grads: tales of 25 ways to spend the postcollege years from folks who've "been there, done that." A section on "creative" work covers the music biz (performing and copyrighting), journalism (print and electronic), and magazine work and screenwriting. Pieces on "the corporate ladder" discuss Wall Street, advertising, sales, publishing, management consulting, and small business. VISTA, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and working in Washington, D.C., are the subjects in a cause-related employment section. Postbaccalaureate study essays look at master's and Ph.D. programs, medical and law school. In a section on traveling, contributors describe their experiences in Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan and on a round-the-world tour. A last essay urges readers to find their "bliss," and a final note asks them to submit their own stories for a future edition. There's lots of practical information here; each essay includes a brief annotated resource list. Expect Newman's collection to be popular with students and recent grads who aren't sure what they want to be when they grow up--and with their frustrated parents! Mary Carroll

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Graduating college is a clear goal, but what happens next is not always so well defined. Newman, a management consultant who recently graduated from Brown University, attempts to assist college grads in making decisions about the next step. He collected essays from a wide variety of recent graduates who describe their experiences in the real world. The responses range from a job on Wall Street to working in Mali, from publishing to biking, from doctoral studies to circling the globe. Each writer discusses how she or he made the decision leading to current circumstances, a description of the job, and tips and resources for someone considering a similar path. Ultimately, the book demonstrates the wide range of options facing a new graduate, making the choice even more difficult, but it does provide insights not found elsewhere. A good candidate for academic career collections.?Joshua Cohen, Mid-Hudson Lib. System, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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