TODAY | March 31, 2014
>>> college graduation is a scary time, especially if you have no idea what you're going to do after you get that cap and gown .
>> most of us have been there. and here with great advice is katherine schwarzenegger, author of the new book "i just graduated, now what?
>> if her name sounds familiar, that's because katherine is the daughter of maria shriver and arnold schwarzenegger .
>> just as gorgeous as your mom. so nice to have you with us.
>> and your hair is like hers.
>> i know. thank you.
>> this is an interesting book. we both think that somebody as famous as your family is, you never have a worry in the world, a care in the world.
>> couldn't be more wrong, according to this book.
>> yes. i graduated almost two years ago from usc and had absolutely no idea what i wanted to do and was terrified of what was going to come next in my life. and i came up with the idea to do this book and interview people that i think my generation would want to hear from and get their advice.
>> your second book, by the way, too. you were crazy enough to write one while at usc. you got your degree for communications. you kind of had a sense of what you wanted to do, didn't you?
>> i did. but communications as your major can kind of take you in so many different directs which i loved, since i didn't know what i wanted to do next, so it was a great --
>> your generation is kind of different i have to say. i think you guys -- most people in our generation would stay in a job for a long, long, long time. and you guys sort of kind of skip around a little bit.
>> yeah. it was -- now you can have eight different jobs by the time you're 30 and that's okay. and you can, you know, go in so many different directions, which is what i really learned from this book in interviewing all the amazing people i interview ed.
>> who did you love that you interviewed?
>> i loved everyone i interviewed. some of the people i interviewed, my brother suggested to me, my sister suggested to me, i got a lot of different people's input of who to interview.
>> jillian michaels said, rejection is god's protection. i thought that was -- your brother patrick is an actor like my daughter, and they get rejected a lot. so that's the one that jumps out at me. look at it that way. it was meant to be.
>> i think with everyone's story in the book, interviewed so many amazing people that everyone seemed to have a common theme of everything is meant to be f you don't get chosen for the job, you know, it is meant to be.
>> even your mom, it is funny, she was at your graduation, she said, take a pause, don't freak out, don't go sprinting off.
>> not everybody can.
>> of course. i think her main point was to really, like, take a moment, say, i graduated college, that's a huge accomplishment and, you know, pay attention to that, don't just run through life like everyone else does.
>> now you have a blog.
>> and a whole website and you're on your path now.
>> yes, i'm on my path, but i'm also not as anxious about the unknown as i was when i graduated. i literally was, like, i was freaking out. and just very nervous for my future.
>> i remember when i graduated, i didn't have a job for six or eight months and everyone was working and i felt terrible. they were telling me what they were doing and i was sitting around like a blob, it makes you -- it does add anxiety. but i think the book will help alleviate it.
>> terrific. each chapter is not so long that you get bogged down in the story, a little inspired.
>> give mom and dad our love. thanks, sweetie.
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