Those who graduate college should not put the idea in their head that they will never pick up another book again. In fact, there are several books which college graduates should invest in. These books will leave them inspired and will give them a different outlook on the road that lies ahead of them. The top 5 books that each college graduate should read are listed below.
“The Last Lecture,” by Randy Pausch
This book was written by a Carnegie Mellon professor by the name of Randy Pausch. This award winning professor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was preparing to give his last lecture at the university. His lecture, known as “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dream”, became a sensation that has been viewed by millions around the world. His book was just as successful. The professor lost his battle to pancreatic cancer just 10 months after giving his last lecture. This book has inspired all who have read it.
“Emily Post’s Etiquette,” by Peggy Post, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post
This book is handles real life situations and gives answers to college graduates on how they should handle them. It includes tips and rules, including what should be put on resume and on online profiles. This book is meant to teach the college graduates something they may not have learned in college – real world etiquette.
“The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke,” by Suze Orman
This book is a great read for those college graduates who have some worry regarding their financial situation. Since many college graduates will have a student loan following them, it is important that they know how to balance out and get a hold of their financial situation. The author, Suze Orman, is known for her expertise regarding financial situations. Orman gives the reader advice on many topics, such as debt, credit scores, the job process and the process of purchasing a home. This book will give great direction for the financially weary individual.
“Life after College: The complete guide to getting what you want,” by Jenny Blake
The first thing most college graduates would like to do is find a job. In today’s world, though, that may be a bit more difficult than it previously was. This book gives the reader a great amount of advice that can help them throughout the job searching process. The author, Jenny Blake, frequently discusses the importance of setting goals and what steps need to be taken in order to achieve these goals.
“Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out,” by Marci Shimoff
When a college student graduates they may begin to feel lost in what step to take next. This is something that is seen often in these post-grad individuals. This situation may cause them to become depressed over a course of time, especially if they are having trouble finding a job in the field they majored in. This book helps these individuals to think in positive ways, which in return will help them live a happy life. The thought process plays an important role in one’s happiness, and that is what author Marci Shimoff tries to prove throughout her book.
All these books are great reads for recent college graduates. They will help them to lead a successful life and hopefully diminish all the worries that may have crossed their minds.
Debra Thompson is a career counselor and guest author at College Degree Search.