Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes: An after-College Guide to Life

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Encouraging college graduates to avoid a quarterlife crisis and embrace—instead of dread—life after school, this uplifting guide identifies ways to harness postcollegiate enthusiasm. From managing finances with an eye to the future and embarking on a fulfilling career path to balancing work and personal life, recent graduates will learn how to navigate this opportunity-packed time. Copious anecdotes illustrate the postschool ups and downs experienced by many of today’s graduates and identify common issues and ...

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Overview

Encouraging college graduates to avoid a quarterlife crisis and embrace—instead of dread—life after school, this uplifting guide identifies ways to harness postcollegiate enthusiasm. From managing finances with an eye to the future and embarking on a fulfilling career path to balancing work and personal life, recent graduates will learn how to navigate this opportunity-packed time. Copious anecdotes illustrate the postschool ups and downs experienced by many of today’s graduates and identify common issues and possible solutions—including effective job hunting, evaluating the benefit of graduate school, living at home, and general stress and depression. While acknowledging that this can be a tumultuous and anxious phase, particular emphasis is placed on the positive aspects of the period immediately following higher education, such as career advancement and personal growth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932662252
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,323,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author


Kristen Fischer is the author of Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs. She has also contributed to College Bound Magazine, Men's Health, and StartUp Nation. She lives in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
The After-College     9
Moving Back Home     21
Living on Your Own     33
Major Confusion     45
Graduate School     71
The Job Chase     85
On the Job     105
Checking In on Finances     123
Having a Social Life     153
The Quarterlife Crisis     169
Ramen Noodles, Rent, Resumes...and Real Life     185
Cool Post-College Resources     189
Job Resources     190
Financial Resources     190
About the Author     198
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