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How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation: Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did [NOOK Book]

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After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat ...
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How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation: Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did

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Overview

After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933512426
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Andrea Syrtash is eight years out of college and five years out of grad school. She studied History and Theatre at Queen's University in Canada, Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed a post-graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. Although she enjoyed her studies, she learned more about her interests, needs and talents through the various friendships, romantic relationships and jobs she had after school ended. Andrea's lived in five cities in her 20s, only to find herself back home — with a collection of stories and a number of incredible experiences — at 30 years old.
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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Typos galore, useless advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

    Graduation Reality and Beyond

    Though HOW TO SURVIVE THE REAL WORLD was written for the outside the college walls dilemma of college students with diploma in hand and eyes wide open with fear about stepping across the threshold into real adult life, this well designed and very informative book is a clever means for encouraging everyone who is making changes - whether that be from schooling or from career changes at any stage in life. Andrea Syrtash serves as special editor for this latest offering from the creative minds of the folks at Hundreds of Heads Books - a thoughtful publishing group that has hit upon a very user-friendly, unique, and entertaining manner of surveying important issues by seeking comments from thousands of individuals facing the problem subject of the book. The old adage of 'two heads are better than one' has been extended to 'many heads are better than just two', and the result is stimulating, easily digestible body information that is solidly practical and from a broad spectrum minds that comfortably offers from-the- trenches advice. This helpful aid covers chapters ranging from topics such as selecting the type of job and the location and expectations involved, whether or not to return to further schooling and when and why, financial problems about credit cards and investments, the value of making contacts both as personal friends or people in the workplace who can help further the steps up the ladder of success, how to be 'on your own', to how to stay fit both physically and spiritually. The advice comes from interviews with regular people, the comments are brief but span a variety of viewpoints. The result is similar to stepping into a think tank for 'making it' outside the hallowed halls of ivy. There is a lot of homespun wisdom in this fun little book. While it is an invaluable asset to the new grads, it is also a useful resource for people of all ages and walks of life as chances for growth become available! Well worth the purchase! Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2006

    Great gift

    This is a great gift for somebody graduating college. I saw it the other day and ordered a bunch of copies for my friends. I graduated last year and wish somebody got this for me! (though the advice is still helpful - there are tips on writing a cover letter and finding a job, health, finances, dating etc)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    Helpful Book!

    This book was given out to me at a party last week and I've jumped on-line to order more! I'm going to give it to a bunch of my friends as a graduation gift since it's pretty cheap and really really useful. For me, the best chapters/advice is about looking for a job, cover letter tips etc. I feel a little nervous to get out there! My roommate likes the dating part of this book the best : )

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