- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 14, 2002

Books

• "Your Own Two Feet (And How to Stand on Them): Surviving and Thriving After Graduation," by Ingrid Meyer, Griffin Trade Paperback, 2000. This book offers advice on the gamut of post-college issues, from finding a cheap place to live to making friends in a new city.

• "The Everything After College Book: Real-World Advice for Surviving and Thriving on Your Own," by Leah and Elina Furman, Adams Media Corp., 1998. The authors offer tips on how to make new friends, deal with family members and handle finances.

• "Making College Count: A Real World Look at How to Succeed in & After College," by Patrick S. O'Brien, Graphic Management Corp., 1996. This book contains insightful perspectives on life after college, including demonstrating how well-chosen extracurricular activities and meaningful work experience will help students develop a foundation for their future.

Online

• JobWeb, a site devoted to career development and job-search help for college and post-college students, is sponsored by the National Association of College and Employers. Web surfers can find "10 Tips for Parents of College Graduates & Prospective College Students" at www.jobweb.com/Resources/Library/Parents/10_Tips_for_Parents_19_01.htm.

• The Final Syllabus, a Web site sponsored by Indiana University, is a resource for college students who wish to explore a variety of options after college. The site (www.journalism.indiana.edu/gallery/student/j201spring02/boeyink/easing/ahickey/#benefits) provides a story on students returning home after graduation, including a sidebar on "Issues and traps when young adults live at home."

• TMP Worldwide Inc., a global online careers Web site, also offers a site (Monstertrak.com) to link students and recent graduates to jobs. The site also includes relevant polls, information, articles and tips.


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