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Delaying the Real World

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Recent Yale grad and island-hopping adventurer Kinder advises fellow 20-somethings to shun the fluorescent-lit cubicles of the corporate world in favor of the great outdoors in this useful guidebook. Writing in a comfortably hip, conversational manner, she offers ideas for exciting changes of pace that will appeal to others in her age bracket: work in a rural New Zealand vineyard, lead a group of teens on a Caribbean yacht trip, be a flight attendant, try out for a Las Vegas show, etc. She covers some of the beaten paths (the Peace Corps, Teach for America) and encourages ventures into the unknown, such as riding the Russian rails or working at Thailand's Wild Animal Rescue Foundation. The pages are filled with blurbs from young people, both those who have taken time off before getting a job and those who wish they had; they tell their stories and give tried-and-true tips on making the most of the post-college, pre-'real world' experience. Perhaps recognizing that those who lack her privileged background or daring may not be convinced, Kinder provides some ideas for utilizing downtime at home, though many are decidedly less interesting ('go on a pub crawl;' 'gut your closet and have a yard sale'). Kinder includes numerous Web site addresses so people can research her suggestions, and she grounds each chapter with a section on how these out-of-the-box experiences can be beneficial in the long run. Even the most timid will find her enthusiasm infectious, and both the book's subject and style are sure to appeal to college seniors and those who don't want to settle into the rat race just yet." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Recent Yale grad and island-hopping adventurer Kinder advises fellow 20-somethings to shun the fluorescent-lit cubicles of the corporate world in favor of the great outdoors in this useful guidebook. Writing in a comfortably hip, conversational manner, she offers ideas for exciting changes of pace....Kinder includes numerous Website addresses so people can research her suggestions, and she grounds each chapter with a section on how these out-of-the-box experiences can be beneficial in the long run. Even the most timid will find her enthusiasm infectious, and both the book's subject and style are sure to appeal to college seniors and those who don't want to settle into the rat race just yet." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Readers should be forewarned: you will probably catch the adventure bug it you partake in Delaying the Real World. And that would be the highest compliment you could pay the author." ARTVOICE

Review:

"The chapter on living and working abroad?which is also the longest chapter?is full of fascinating opportunities that most will probably not even know existed. You can live in a castle in France in exchange for work on the estate, write and edit in a paid internship with an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, lifeguard or teach tennis in Australia...or do any number of other unique opportunities." The Tower

Synopsis:

Congratulations--you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure

Synopsis:

Congratulations - you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure: Teach English in Thailand; Take a road trip; Build houses in a Mexican village; Counsel at a children's art camp; Work on a cruise ship; Lead excursions in the Grand Canyon; Intern at a wildlife sanctuary; Bike (or drive) across America; Guide snorkeling groups in Australia; Hike along the Pacific Trail; Create (and fund) your own service project; Travel around the globe on one affordable plane ticket; And much more! In this one-of-a-kind guide, Colleen Kinder scouts out experiences that will not only satisfy your free spirit but also pay the bills, make the world a better place, and maybe even catapult you into a future career. Including stories from young adventurers and detailed information on making these dreams a reality,Delaying the Real World is a road map for the new graduate, inspiring and directing you toward making your twenties the most rewarding (and adventurous) decade of your life.

About the Author

Colleen Kinder is a graduate of Yale University. She has delayed the real world by living in Cuba, traveling through Latin America, and volunteering with the elderly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762421893
Author:
Kinder, Colleen
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Subject:
Careers - Job Hunting
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Business-Careers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.75 in 15 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Recent Yale grad and island-hopping adventurer Kinder advises fellow 20-somethings to shun the fluorescent-lit cubicles of the corporate world in favor of the great outdoors in this useful guidebook. Writing in a comfortably hip, conversational manner, she offers ideas for exciting changes of pace that will appeal to others in her age bracket: work in a rural New Zealand vineyard, lead a group of teens on a Caribbean yacht trip, be a flight attendant, try out for a Las Vegas show, etc. She covers some of the beaten paths (the Peace Corps, Teach for America) and encourages ventures into the unknown, such as riding the Russian rails or working at Thailand's Wild Animal Rescue Foundation. The pages are filled with blurbs from young people, both those who have taken time off before getting a job and those who wish they had; they tell their stories and give tried-and-true tips on making the most of the post-college, pre-'real world' experience. Perhaps recognizing that those who lack her privileged background or daring may not be convinced, Kinder provides some ideas for utilizing downtime at home, though many are decidedly less interesting ('go on a pub crawl;' 'gut your closet and have a yard sale'). Kinder includes numerous Web site addresses so people can research her suggestions, and she grounds each chapter with a section on how these out-of-the-box experiences can be beneficial in the long run. Even the most timid will find her enthusiasm infectious, and both the book's subject and style are sure to appeal to college seniors and those who don't want to settle into the rat race just yet." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Recent Yale grad and island-hopping adventurer Kinder advises fellow 20-somethings to shun the fluorescent-lit cubicles of the corporate world in favor of the great outdoors in this useful guidebook. Writing in a comfortably hip, conversational manner, she offers ideas for exciting changes of pace....Kinder includes numerous Website addresses so people can research her suggestions, and she grounds each chapter with a section on how these out-of-the-box experiences can be beneficial in the long run. Even the most timid will find her enthusiasm infectious, and both the book's subject and style are sure to appeal to college seniors and those who don't want to settle into the rat race just yet."
"Review" by , "Readers should be forewarned: you will probably catch the adventure bug it you partake in Delaying the Real World. And that would be the highest compliment you could pay the author."
"Review" by , "The chapter on living and working abroad?which is also the longest chapter?is full of fascinating opportunities that most will probably not even know existed. You can live in a castle in France in exchange for work on the estate, write and edit in a paid internship with an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, lifeguard or teach tennis in Australia...or do any number of other unique opportunities."
"Synopsis" by ,
Congratulations--you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure
"Synopsis" by ,
Congratulations - you've finished school. But if you're not sure you're ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure: Teach English in Thailand; Take a road trip; Build houses in a Mexican village; Counsel at a children's art camp; Work on a cruise ship; Lead excursions in the Grand Canyon; Intern at a wildlife sanctuary; Bike (or drive) across America; Guide snorkeling groups in Australia; Hike along the Pacific Trail; Create (and fund) your own service project; Travel around the globe on one affordable plane ticket; And much more! In this one-of-a-kind guide, Colleen Kinder scouts out experiences that will not only satisfy your free spirit but also pay the bills, make the world a better place, and maybe even catapult you into a future career. Including stories from young adventurers and detailed information on making these dreams a reality,Delaying the Real World is a road map for the new graduate, inspiring and directing you toward making your twenties the most rewarding (and adventurous) decade of your life.
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