You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career
by Katha Brooks
Has it happened yet? Have you been asked The Question? You know the one. It's the question that haunts you from your early undergrad days to months, even years, after you graduate... "What are you going to do with that major?" Inevitably this unleashes waves of anxiety, whether you're a liberal arts student unsure what your degree has prepared you for, someone with a "prac...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 30th 2009 by Plume Books
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I really like the tone and the attitude that this book presented toward the job search. It definitely made me feel better about majoring in English without giving me all the answers about what to do with such a major. And ALSO for not boxing me in to one or two professions such as "teacher" or "librarian." I really appreciated the process of creating a Wandering Map, and it's something that I'm going to be consulting as I go through my job search. Additionally, it was quick to read, and I didn't...more
If you don't know where you're going with your life, READ THIS BOOK. Take it seriously-don't just dismiss it because she's asking you to draw. Actually put in some effort and some thought, and you'll be surprised how extraordinarily helpful this book can be.