Delaying The Real World

For the new college graduate who's not quite ready to join the ranks of the entry-level, here's a guide to help them "think outside the cubicle" as it presents a wide range of job and travel opportunities for the free-spirited twentysomething who yearns to create a long- or short-term adventure. By highlighting job opportunities appropriate for young people because of the time, energy, and commitment (or lack thereof) involved, this is specifically targeted to the post-college crowd. In fact, this practical, inspirational guide written in a light, edgy tone is a What Color is Your Parachute? for the new generation-definitely not your father's career guide. Offering nuts-and-bolts guidance, Delaying the Real World presents hundreds of options for traveling the world, along with helpful direction and information on websites, scholarships, and specific action steps for making one's dreams a reality-and in the process, maybe even making the world a better place. There's sound advice on pursuing unique opportunities around the world, and encouragement for college grads to temporarily step out of the traditional career path and create enriching, valuable, even life-changing experiences. These experiences might include teaching English in Thailand, working on a sheep farm in New Zealand, becoming a river raft guide in Colorado, or creating a service project in New Guinea. Illustrated.

originally written 06.04.2007  •  updated 06.04.2007  •