Post-College Ready is for the parents, family members, and supporters who have answered late-night calls, advocated for their students, attended family weekends, and are ready to launch their almost-adult child into the post-college world.
There are many books out there about what college is like. There is also information about what adulthood is like. But what about the transition from one to another? How are students supposed to know what's next? At this stage, there is even more to think about and choose from than when they were selecting a college. Do they search for a job in their field right away, apply to graduate school, or take a year off volunteering or working? Should they stay in their current apartment, move back home, or follow their partner across the country? Will you, as parents, continue to support them financially? How will your relationship change? The goal of this book-written by professionals in the fields of family engagement, career services, leadership and civic engagement, graduate education, and alumni relations-is to help you start conversations with your student now as they plan for life after college and support them with whatever path they choose.