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Class of 2014

The Most Valuable Skill for Job Seekers

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Katie Hoffman

That's right, tenacity -- not calling yourself a rock star or a ninja or claiming you can wear many hats or work well as part of a team. If you want to find a job and succeed at that job, you need to be tenacious.

One Key Takeaway From 2014 Commencement Speakers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

In 2005, when Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University’s graduating class, he urged students, "You've got to find what you love." While love of ...

Golden Words -- The Great Commencement Speeches of 2014

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.10.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

A few days ago I was walking near my apartment when a swarm of young men and women whooshed by me. They were all wearing long robes and holding their mortarboard hats fast to their heads, as they rushed in the direction of our neighborhood school. "Hurry!" I heard one say to the others, laughing. "We can't be late for our own graduation!"

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

High School Students Share 40 Things They Know to Be True

Heidi LoStracco | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Heidi LoStracco

As a speech-language pathologist, I've recently had the opportunity to spend time with high school students with various levels of speech and language difficulty, and I asked them to "Tell me something that you know is true."

The Secret I Shared with My Fellow Cavaliers

Raquel Regalado | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Raquel Regalado

As I stared at the sea of caps and gowns that lined the Bank United Center, I wondered what I could share with these my Cavaliers on a day so filled with emotion and expectation. "Graduates, if I could have your attention," I said.

Stop Arguing and Listen: Commencement 2014, a Teachable Moment

Margaret Richardson | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Margaret Richardson

We protest thinking we are standing on principle but we are forgetting an essential piece of this confused controversy: dialogue.

As You Graduate, Reclaim College As Your Own

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

There's a cultural script for how a senior class at mine or any other school is meant to behave right at the end. So screw the script. I molded my memories as I saw fit. During senior week, that meant finding significance in the places here that mattered to me.

4 Ways New Grads Are Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

As new graduates climb down from the ivory tower (diploma in hand), many will be facing "real world" transactions for the first time, and they are at risk. Identity-related crimes, bad deals and credit score pitfalls pockmark the road ahead.

When the Real World Seems Like Too Much

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Confession: I am a millennial and I do not have all the answers, would never argue that I do, and as I always say, our work is never done. However, we...

Filling in the "Gaps" of a College Education

Kara McFadden | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Kara McFadden

The term "gap year" can have a negative connotation because it makes us think of inserting a gap in our lives, delaying, and possibly even derailing, our future plans in the process. But this thinking is dated and backward.

A Life Manifesto for the Class of 2014

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Kalon Gutierrez

Class of 2014, as you embark upon graduation, I ask you to take a long drawn out second to determine what you aspire your own life pie to be. And I challenge you to stick to it.

The Class of 2014 Is the Succession Plan for the Future

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Millennial-aged graduates must enter the career world armed with tools and strategies to distinguish themselves from the pack. I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work so you can thrive.

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

An Open Letter to the Class of 2014: Treat Yourself

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Meaghan McGoldrick

Skip a class for a drive with the windows down, make more time for roommates -- past and present. Call home but hold tight to your last weekends away. And download Find My iPhone.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Class of 2014

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Give back. Sure you paid tuition and ate ramen noodles. You are on a shoestring budget, but even if it's $5, pay it forward. It will ultimately be giving to a good cause.

To the Class of 2014

Gabrielle Giffords | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Gabrielle Giffords

Today, you are more important than we are. It's up to you to lead. Make the choice to serve. Endeavor to do something extraordinary. And when life throws setback and challenges your way, grit your teeth and keep on going.

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .

Naval Academy Had Highest Nominations On Record In 2009

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Naval Academy's dean of admissions says the school had the highest number of congressional nominations on record last year...

The HARDEST Schools To Get Into 2010 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The results are in: Harvard leads the pack of the most selective schools for the class of 2014, with an admissions rate of 6.9 percent -- down from 7 ...

UPDATED: Acceptance Rates DROP At Highly Selective Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Application numbers to competitive schools grew dramatically this year, with the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Duke and Brown seeing increase...

Penn Acceptance Rate Falls To 14.2 Percent

The Daily Pennsylvanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

On April 1st at 5 p.m. applicants to Penn's class of 2014 will find out if they have been accepted. According to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, thi...

Duke Application Increase Stresses School's System

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Nearly two decades ago, before Duke had become an internationally renowned research institution, the University crafted a personalized admissions proc...

Class of 2014: Wash U Application Rate Surges

Student Life | Alan Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The high school seniors arriving on campus this weekend for scholarship finalist weekend--the first of many visitation weekends--were admitted into th...

College Yields: Harvard, U Of Chicago Report Record Numbers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As the Class of 2014 submits its college decisions, schools tally their yield rates, or the number of accepted students who choose to go to that colle...