Members of the Class of 2002, Tori Hoen and Chris Schonberger, along with another friend, have written a book called Gradspot. com's Guide to Life after College.
Thanks to the editors at Gradspot.com, “real life” just got a little less scary for the class of 2010 and other recent grads heading out into today’s economy. The creators of the popular online resource for recent college graduates today launch Gradspot.com’s Guide to Life After College, a musthave manual on everything from cleaning up a Facebook profile before job interviews to making smart credit decisions, understanding health insurance, finding a place to live, and more. Published by MG Prep, Inc. and written by the creators and writers of Gradspot.com, Chris Schonberger, Stuart Schultz and Tory Hoen, Gradspot.com’s Guide to Life After College imparts hands-on advice that helps recent grads hit the ground running at a time when new grads can use all the help they can get.
“We’re recent grads ourselves, and know how much easier the transition would have been if someone had handed us this book a few years ago,” said Schonberger. “As if transitioning to the real world wasn’t enough, the state of the current economy has thrown another curveball at the class of 2010, so our goal is to share information that will help them get a leg up as soon as they graduate.”
“This book fills a void in the market for reallife advice for graduates,” said Andrew Yang, publisher at MG Prep, Inc. “We love the project because the writers at Gradspot.com have perspective that older authors simply don’t have. They literally just went through these experiences themselves, which gives readers the sense they’re getting advice from an older, wiser sibling.”
The book can be found in bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders and online at amazon.com.
Tory graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a BA in International Relations. While there, she worked for the Ivy Film Festival and served as a research assistant for the Watson Institute for International Studies’ “Global Media Project.” She spent a semester abroad at the Academy of Film & Television (FAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic, where she co-directed and produced the short film, “Miloš Learns to Skateboard.”
Now a contributing editor to Gradspot.com, Tory writes for the “Confessions of a Recent Graduate” column and contributes thematic pieces to all sections of the site.
In addition to her work for Gradspot.com, Toryy is a New York-based writer and editor who has contributed to Time Out New York, Businessweek.com, DossierJournal.com, and HipParis.com. Prior to re-settling in New York, she lived in Paris where she wrote her own blog, A Moveable Beast (www.amoveablebeast.blogspot.com) and was a contributing editor at HipParis.com. She writes about culture and lifestyle, covering everything from the best prix fixe lunches in Paris to the “Top Ten Sledding Spots in New York.” She has profiled notable architects, writers, and artists for HipParis.com. Before living in Paris, Tori was a communications strategist at Group SJR in New York, where she specialized in speech writing, brand strategy, and consumer research.
Chris graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English Literature and Language. While there, he wrote extensively for the Harvard Crimson and founded a weekly humor column on college life that continues in his absence, with each year’s writers being chosen through a campus-wide contest. In addition, he won the Le Baron Briggs Traveling Fellowship from the English department and received cum laude honors for his senior thesis on American Psycho.
Chris is now Editor-in-Chief of Gradspot.com and manages all content on the site and oversees a team of writers to produce daily blogs and articles. Prior to arriving at Gradspot LLC, Chris worked at Entertainment Weekly. There he posted regularly on EW.com’s “PopWatch” blog, contributed to themed galleries (often co-branded with CNN.com), and wrote music and book reviews for the magazine. In addition, he assisted the site’s database librarian in archiving magazine content online and improving search engine optimization. Prior to that, Mr. Schonberger worked at National Public Radio and spent three summers with budget-travel guide publisher Let’s Go as an editor and researcher-writer. As Editor-in-Chief of Let’s Go: USA 2005, he managed a team of three assistant editors and 13 writers deployed across the country (and Canada) to update a 1,000-page book.