I'm not planning on attending graduate school, so after summer 2012 I'm going to be thrust into the big bad world of the working adult.  It's hard for me to imagine where I'm going to be or what I'm going to do.  Ideally, I'd like to freelance--work on short stories or articles while simultaneously writing my novel.  However, I don't know where to break in.  There are thousands of magazines in circulation throughout America.  Which one is right for me?  Which one would accept my stories?  Am I going to make any money?  As far as the actual job market goes, I would love to edit work written and submitted by fellow writers; to be an editor at a magazine, a publishing house... even an office in need of someone to take a second look at their company's important newsletter.  While I have plenty of experience writing for school (and a plethora of courses to back me up) I don't have any real world experience outside of the few retail stores I've worked at part-time.  What would benefit me more--briefly listing the classes in which I was enrolled or revealing that I am at least trustworthy enough to be charged with the well being of the hundred-some-odd pets living at Petsmart?  I was in the 4-H program for many years as a child and teenager, and in 2007 I flew to Australia as part of the People to People Student Ambassador program, but will that impress a publishing house?  A zoo, maybe.  (Now there's an idea; think the Philadelphia Zoo needs a new creative mind behind the scenes?)  I suppose the accomplishments I'd like to focus on while writing my CV would include the People to People program, my contributions while in 4-H, the few stories I had published in Lit Mag, and the single piece I have published in Avant.  It's not much, but it's something.  I've just entered a few contests.  Maybe, with luck, I'll be able to add those to a CV as well.

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