Today's college grads face a new set of challenges brought on by a sluggish job market, changing technology, and staggering amounts of debt. The rules have changed since their parents were in school, leaving young adults at a loss for advice that addresses their immediate concerns as well as the big-picture questions with which each generation of young adults must contend.
Life coach Ken Jedding has spent the past decade talking one-on-one with college students and graduates across the country in his workshops and lectures. In Higher Education, he provides a fresh, modern guidebook to postcollegiate life that addresses the issues and concerns he hears voiced most often. From the lofty What is my purpose in life? to the practical How can I land my dream job? to the increasingly common (if somewhat terrifying) How did I wind up back in my parents' house?, Jedding's valuable insight, wisdom, and humor provide a much-needed roadmap for the journey that is only just beginning.
Higher Education is an enlightening read for just about anyone--not just those who recently graduated from college.
Yes, you'll find lots of practical advice when it comes to interviewing and finding a career (e.g. parents contacting prospective employers is a HUGE no-no; sending a thank-you note to your interviewer is always encouraged), but there's so many more life lessons that Jedding shares.
He stresses the importance of finding your passion, keeping perspective, networking, and so much more, all of which can be applied to finding a job, relationships with others, and so many other areas of life.
Jedding gives a lot of great examples, and ultimately helps one to realize that it's not an easy, predictable path that we're on.
Higher Education is witty, insightful, and practical.
Even if you didn't just graduate from college--maybe it's been years, or maybe you never enrolled, you could still learn a lot about life and yourself from Higher Education, just as I did.
Shop: You can purchase Higher Education at various retailers online and nationwide (ARV $19.99).
Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Higher Education!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.