I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There

I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There

by Katherine Schwarzenegger

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Overview

The new go-to book of advice for graduates, with insightful advice from:

Eva Longoria
“Your degree is just a stepping-stone.”

John Legend
“It’s not wrong to be afraid.”

Bear Grylls
“The path less traveled always makes for a more interesting journey.” 

Andy Cohen
“When I got my first job, I felt like a success.” 

Lauren Bush Lauren
“It may take three or four jobs to discover your true career path.” 

Blake Mycoski
“When you are good at something, the money always follows.” 

And many more . . .
 
Graduation is a time of tough questions whose answers we don’t—and sometimes can’t—know the day we receive our diploma. Determined to power through the uncertainty of post-gradua­tion, bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger embarked on a yearlong quest to gather the best guid­ance possible from more than thirty highly success­ful people working in fields like business, media, fashion, technology, sports, and philanthropy.
 
Along the way, Katherine uncovered the essential and often surprising advice they have for graduates, including answers to questions like:

• How do I find my first job in a tough economy? 
• How do I decide between a career that pays well and one that I’m passionate about?
• How do I balance work with friends, relationships, and family? 
• Should I take a “gap year” before starting  my first job?
• What should I do about my student loan debt? 
 
Drawing on the stories and real-life experi­ences of contributors such as Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS shoes, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andy Cohen, Meghan McCain, Gayle King, and more, Katherine has written the must-have guide for recent and soon-to-be gradu­ates as they prepare to seek success and fulfillment in their work, relationships, and lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385347204
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 189,863
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

 Katherine Schwarzenegger, twenty-four, is an author, activist, and entre­preneur. She is also the bestselling author of Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back. A recent graduate of the University of Southern California, Katherine is a clear, sound voice for her generation. She hopes this book will offer the direction needed to help young graduates navigate through the unknown with just a little less stress and a little more certainty. Throughout her process, Katherine has learned that there is no right way to figure out the next steps in your life, just your way. Kather­ine also hosts her own lifestyle website, where she regularly posts conversations with up-and-comers of her generation.

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I Just Graduated ... Now What?: Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I believe the author had the right intentions with this book, overall I found it unhelpful while myself being in the exact life scenario that the book attempts to address. It is obvious that the author's upbringing in a wealthy, famous family shielded her from the real life concerns that many of the readers of a book like this would face. I believe she wanted to provide insights, but her commentary ultimately was not relatable for the average mid-20's reader. Many of the contributors came from individuals with similar backgrounds as she, where the result of a failure in taking a bold and risky career choice would be something they would not have to face like most people would. If you are a 20 something that is in need of a book to get your life on track, I would recommend "The Defining Decade" by Meg Jay which I read just after reading this one and found it more insightful and helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the format an easy read and the information and insight, good for any age. You are truely asking yourself "now what? ", every day, all of your life!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sure hope there are other people and ideas besides popular people. There are so many wonderful people, besides show business. I hope she found them.