Give Students the Tools They Need to Flourish
Grounded in years of research, experience, and anecdotal evidence, The After College Experience curriculum contains seven guided modules for facilitators who want to lead current students (or recent graduates) through an interactive learning experience that will equip participants with both the perspective and practical tools for navigating their next steps.
The After College Experience curriculum is based on the book After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith (IVP). Written for students and young alumni, After College covers the most important topics post-graduates face. The book offers compelling stories, practical help, and real hope for those in transition. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and scriptures for further study, making it an ideal resource for small group book studies or one-on-one discipleship meetings.
Looking to inspire a room of students or those who work with them? Erica brings 18+ years of experience working with college students, and she has helped dozens of organizational leaders better equip students for life after college. From speaking engagements to training sessions to one-on-one coaching, Erica wants to help you, your team, and your students. Now is the time to get the proven tools you need to position students for a life of thriving beyond their university years!
Welcome. I’m Erica Young Reitz, and I love helping students and alumni thrive after college.
I bring 20 years of experience working with college students, and I’ve helped dozens of organizational leaders across the nation successfully equip graduating students who are now thriving after college and eagerly giving back.
For over a dozen years, I—along with a team of co-laborers—have guided college seniors through a program called Senior EXIT. We’ve helped seniors “pack their bags” with the tools and perspective they need to navigate the changes, challenges and choices ahead – because there are lots of them!
My passion led me to write, After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationship and Faith (InterVarsity Press). After College has been called a “one-stop resource” for seniors and recent alumni who want to know what to expect from the transition out of college and how to thrive in all areas of life beyond graduation.
There are few things that encourage me more than knowing how After College or its companion curriculum are making a difference in the lives of students or recent graduates. I also love hearing about initiatives you’re working on to help prepare students for this crucial transition and to thrive within it. Let me know how I can help you get a new project started or take your current efforts to the next level!
It’s always a privilege and joy to speak to audiences of students and twenty-somethings as well as with practitioners who work with them (student affairs professionals, church leaders, college ministers and others). This work matters.
Why Equipping Students for Life After College Matters
In Learning to Love, Alex Sosler provides a rich vision of college by rooting education in love and affection. Sosler bridges the gap between the Christian faith and academic learning by encouraging students to love deeply and widely. College, first and foremost, is about becoming a certain type of person–one full of charity, wonder, and wisdom…. Read More →
You’re connected to After College Transition because you want the best resources for equipping students to thrive in their post-college journeys. I’m excited to share about a new IVP title that just released this week! If you haven’t seen The Gap Decade by Katie Schnack, you need to add it to your must-read/must-recommend list for […]
I received this image above from a college minister in North Carolina who went all-out with gifts for her seniors, saying “sometimes you just have to spoil your student leaders.” If you are already gifting After College to your seniors, thank you! If you’d like to start, order here or where books are sold. Here […]