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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s explore some of the challenges, and solutions, that new college grads will encounter making their first giant step into the world of work. There are three choices: proceed to graduate school; join the military, or find a job with a company. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

It’s not as tough to be entry level as it is to be, say, a baby boomer with 20 years experience at a newspaper, or 20 years of experience underwriting ridiculous mortgages. My new job isn't what I want to do forever, but it is putting money in the bank to fund my interests, and gaining me experience in communications. Imagine my shock 4 months into my new job when the hiring manager told me that she didn't give a fig about my degree.

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