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The uncollege alternative : your guide to incredible careers & amazing adventures outside college
Wood, Danielle, 1973-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Regan Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
vi, 319 pages ; 21 cm
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HF5382.5.U5 W66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Career
HF5382.5.U5 W66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Jobs

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Think College is the Only Path to Success? Think Again!

Want to think out of the box? Want to change your perspective on your future? Feeling ambivalent about going to college and going into debt? Then join the world of alternative thinking, risk-taking, adventure seeking, and change. Join the Uncollege revolution and learn that you can create a profitable, exciting, creative, and amazingly successful future without a college degree.

Whether you're a high school student considering your next step, a college student seeking change, or even a college graduate looking for creative alternatives to the conventional path, this is up-to-date guide will provide a wealth of life-changing ideas and resources, including advice on:

Great careers without a college degree Taking time off before or during college Opportunities for adventures around the world Internships, apprenticeships, and training programs Community service projects that pay Starting your own business

You are living the most exciting time in history! Seize the day! Take the Uncollege Alternative!

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Library Journal Review

Wood's engaging debut is part pep talk and part advice manual for those who want to skip college either temporarily or permanently. Although Wood doesn't cite the statistics she uses to argue that a liberal arts degree is not necessary in today's job market, she does make a compelling caseDespecially in the first section, which includes short self-tests designed to help readers determine what career to pursue. The next three sections contain descriptions of specific occupations one can investigate domestically and abroad. These range from temporary internships on organic farms and entry-level positions at Hollywood talent agencies to careers in adventure travel. Though realistic about job demands and employment prospects, Wood is at times not as informative as necessary: for example, when she discusses applying to Cogswell Polytechnic College or the Culinary Institute of America, she fails to indicate how competitive admission really is. She does, however, give specific contact information and provide the reader with a number of money-earning ideas. Her casual tone will appeal to readers in their late teens and early twenties. Recommended for all public libraries.DCheryl Van Til, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.