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College Graduates

How Keeping a 'Today I Failed At' Notebook Can Bring You Success

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daphne C Spyropoulos

The first time I ever sang in public was two years ago in one of Greece's most prestigious Theatre-arts audition rooms in front of some of the most ce...

The 7 Things That Dad Wants You to Know as You Start Your Career

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.

3 Mindful Money Habits for Young Investors

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Jonathan K. DeYoe

Habits grow into skills over time. With physical fitness or learning to play an instrument, the habit of short & simple practices early on can take root and may eventually become lifelong health and musical mastery (if you stick with them).

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

Dear Graduate... 50 Life Lessons You Should Master

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Ashli Mazer

I, just like you, made mistakes and continue to make mistakes daily. I am no martyr. I am just a human who has a few more years under my belt. Life has a way of opening your eyes as you get older, especially once you leave the comforts of your classroom.

A College Graduate's Guide to Student Loans

Credible | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Credible

Post-college graduation is the first time that many graduates will have to be financially responsible and fully support themselves. Part of that responsibility includes paying off their student loans.

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

Here's How to Decide if Grad School is Right for You

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Brianna McGurran

For many students, graduate school is a more focused version of college. You'll get specialized training in the industry you want to work in, plus the benefits of professional connections and credentials beyond a bachelor's degree.

Advice for the Class of 2015

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

To the Class of 2015: As you prepare to leave your high school years behind, many people will advise you to "follow your dreams." My advice? Confront reality. It may sound harsh, but only a small amount of aspiring professional athletes, actors and musicians make it to the big leagues.

Law Schools Create 'Minor League' To Train Recent Graduates

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.15.2015 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training ...

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Top 10 Things I Love About Graduation Season

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

Mylar graduation balloons and gushy cards. The Last Lecture and Oh, The Places You'll Go, graduation parties and the jubilance that comes with them.

A Fast-Forwarding Strategy for 2015 College Graduates

Bob Lotich | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Bob Lotich

As the college graduating class of 2015 make their way into the world, many may find themselves facing strong economic and financial headwinds. Landing your first career position will be a job unto itself. But you'll also find yourself setting the stage for a lifetime of financial management.

It's That Time of Year Again

Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

It's that time of year again. Its time for graduations and the ceremonies of our lives. It is time for us to graduate from the selfish notion that we have made it on our own or from the notion that we owe whatever success we may have achieved to our own ingenuity and intelligence.

Dear Graduates, Put Your Online Superpowers To Work

Diana Graber | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

I spend a lot of time teaching students about online safety, reputation management, cyberbullying, privacy and all that a jazz. Of course I hope that when they graduate they will remember every lesson, but frankly, I'd be satisfied if they remembered just the last one.

You've Been Scammed!

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

For those of you who dream of being future doctors, lawyers, financial wizards, architects, or English professors (if there are any of those anymore), you'll still have to pay exorbitantly for years of graduate school or professional training, which means ever more debt to come.

Graduating This Year? Read This First

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Sajeel Qureshi

Accept the fact that you know very little and don't have all the answers at the beginning of this new adventure, but know that you can definitely find the answers.

7 Mistakes Most New Graduates and Emerging Leaders Make

Margaret Olatunbosun | Posted 05.29.2015 | College
Margaret Olatunbosun

Once upon a time I wanted the whole world to be a fountain full of knowledge, a place where everyone can come have a drink whenever his or her well runs dry.

Six Steps to Landing Your First Job

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

1. Take a limited time off. Sleep, drive around, meet with old friends. Decompress before you face the next reality: Life.

Resilient Leadership for a Resilient World

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

These skills need to be fostered in this year's graduates and those that follow in the years to come if they are to successfully take on and conquer the challenges before them and those that will arise.

6 Lies We Tell College Graduates

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

Your head is probably filled with advice -- those oh-so-helpful tips from parents, professors, friends and anyone else who finds out you'll be released into the big blue yonder soon. We're here to tell you that most of that advice is just, well, crap.

Higher Education Is Not Just an Investment

Benjamin Powell | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Benjamin Powell

Stories will focus on students' heavy debt burdens and poor job prospects, and call the investment in higher education a failure. Young grads do face difficult challenges, but the problem is not that their "investment" doesn't pay off.

Your Grown-Up First Day

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

First days are so important to a career because it sets the precedent for the employee you are, who you want to be, and who you will someday become. Things might go wrong, but it is normal when you are adjusting to a new environment.

9 Best Gifts for Graduates

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you're unsure of what to give a recent college graduate, I've put together nine gift ideas every graduate could appreciate.