Katherine Schwarzenegger's Not Following Dad Arnold Schwarzenegger Into Politics

Mike Vulpo
Yahoo Celebrity

Katherine Schwarzenegger may have two famous and successful parents (Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger), but the recent University of Southern California graduate admits that life after college isn't an easy transition for anyone.

"As I said goodbye to my friends and teachers, I felt terrified about closing the chapter and opening a new chapter in the real world," Katherine writes in her new book, "I Just Graduated… Now What?" "I was happy to be done with school, but I was in an unexpected state of shock."

After receiving her diploma, Schwarzenegger decided to "pause" for a few months but soon started interviewing more than 30 successful people across the United States. From Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen to Jillian Michaels and Meghan McCain, Katherine's goal was to gather valuable guidance and advice for recent grads.

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Katherine took time out of her book promotion schedule Friday morning to participate in a Twitter Q&A with Yahoo Celebrity and share the real life lessons she learned during her research.

From sororities and parental approval to a possible career in politics, no topic was off limits, including the common college dilemma of choosing a major. "Started off as political science then gender studies and a million other things," she joked in a tweet, while revealing deep breaths helped her deal with expectations from mom and dad.


"I Just Graduated... Now What?" is in stores now and check out Katherine at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this Sunday.