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Advice for Graduates

12 Bits Of Advice To My Daughter Graduating High School

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty

1. Keep your eyes forward. As you've heard me repeatedly tell you and your brother, high school can suck. It even sucks for the kids who everybody thi...

New College Grad? 5 Life Tips You Need to Know

Cara Bradley | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Cara Bradley

As the final notes of "Pomp and Circumstance" fade into the distance and the reality of an uncertain future dawns, I offer my firstborn daughter and a...

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 06.04.2016 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.

10 Authentic Pieces of Advice Graduates Actually Need to Hear

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Kids love to stomp in puddles, fall out of trees, catch frogs in a ditch and ride anything with wheels. Be like they are and experience true freedom before life gives you a mortgage, kids, in-laws, 50 extra pounds, buffoon bosses and irritable bowel syndrome.

Graduates, Take Your Time

Angela Keck | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Angela Keck

I have so many things I still need to teach you about how to be the amazing person I know you can be. You're already becoming her, and watching you turn into that woman you'll soon be each and every day has been the highlight of my life for the last 18 years.

New Graduates: Don't Get Outside the Box, Crush It!

Heather Martin | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Heather Martin

As humans, we spend a lot of time looking back on our lives, analyzing where we've been and why. Then we spend a lot of time wondering what our future holds and figuring out how to get there.

What Every Graduate Needs To Know About Real Life

Laura Munson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

I can never remember if the word 'commencement' means beginning or ending. My knee jerk reaction is to think that it means ending, though my writer's mind quickly corrects it.

Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.

WATCH: 2013 Commencement Speakers Who Are Redefining Success

Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

In her commencement address at Smith College, Arianna Huffington told the class of 2013, "Don't buy society's definition of success, because it's not ...

Advice for Young Graduates: Making the Most of Your Second Job

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

We who are older know that it's rare to have it all, in any job. We know that entry-level positions are harder to find in today's constrained labor market. And we know that today's young graduates have a great deal to bring to the table and will benefit from formative early professional experiences.

The Best Commencement Speeches 2012: Quotes To Live By

Posted 05.25.2012 | College

"So dream on. Dream on. Dream until your dreams come true." -Robert Fischer, Belmont University, 6:21 "We will ultimately rise up with social act...