The College Grad’s Guide to the Real World

Thursday, May 29, 2014 — 4:00 EST

It's college graduation season — and with it comes the collision of many young people with the real world. And boy, what a real world to crash into these days! From limited to practically no job openings for fresh college grads, massive student loan debt straddling just about everyone getting a diploma, and a middle class that's getting hollowed out; it's safe to say that most grads are probably feeling pretty overwhelmed and craving the fun security of the dorm.

So what should today's college graduates need to know to prepare for the post-college life in 2014? What are some sold tips to help them find their first job? How should they go about getting their first apartment? What do they need to know about building a strong financial base?

Join us May 29th at 4PM Eastern / 1PM Pacific for a live online discussion with our panel of employment, finance, and life-building experts, which sets out to answer these questions and more.

You can even send in your own questions or comments for the panel! Just tweet them to our twitter account @DailyLounge with the hashtag #NewGradsGuide

Melissa Feineman Suzuno is a Bay Area-based writer and editor. She helps college students and recent grads explore jobs and career paths (though really the advice applies to people of any age) on the AfterCollege Blog. Follow AfterCollege on Twitter for job search tips, tricks, and the occasional picture of a dog in a graduation cap and gown.



Bridget Casey is the founder and lead author of Money After Graduation, a financial literacy website dedicated to helping students and recent graduates pay off debt and invest for the future. She successfully paid off over $20,000 in student loans two years after graduating with her Bachelors and is currently pursuing her MBA in Finance.



Lauren Berger is the CEO & Founder of, a FREE internship destination for young people. Her first book, All Work, No Pay, which is about the value of unpaid intership experience, is a national best-seller and her second book, Welcome To The Real World, came out in April. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram @InternQueen!

[Pic via Flickr - Will Folsom]


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