After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.
About the Author
Andrea Syrtash is eight years out of college and five years out of grad school. She studied History and Theatre at Queen's University in Canada, Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed a post-graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. Although she enjoyed her studies, she learned more about her interests, needs and talents through the various friendships, romantic relationships and jobs she had after school ended. Andrea's lived in five cities in her 20s, only to find herself back home — with a collection of stories and a number of incredible experiences — at 30 years old.