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College Graduates

My Advice to the Class of '16

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Image credit: m00by (Flickr) So many people worry about and forget that they have control over their outcome and their fate. "What if I can't land a ...

10 Things I Would Tell My Young Self

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 05.20.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

With my nephew Elliot and millions of other young people graduating university this weekend, my cousin Melanie asked me what advice I would give my yo...

Why UC Berkeley's Commencement Inspired more than just its Graduates

Sofia Ghori Saleem | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Sofia Ghori Saleem

So many of us love the start of a new beginning. And so many more covet the end of a successful accomplishment. And so it was this shining Saturday i...

6 Things the Class of 2016 Should Know About Their First 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Congrats, Class of 2016! With one major milestone behind you, you're about to embark on another - starting your first job. For many of you, this als...

Your Grad Gift Guide: 6 Tips for the Perfect Present

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

May and June are the months of college, high school, nursing, trade school, and university commencements; a time filled with exams, finals, papers and bells ringing freedom. Graduation parties and open houses are common as students celebrate meeting their goals, after years of hard work, and begin preparations for the next phase in the journey.

Mom: You're Worth More than My Degree from Yale University

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Black Voices
Nicole Angela Tinson

Graduating from Yale is such a huge milestone and accomplishment, and something I am very proud of, but watching the season finale of Empire or something on OWN or HGTV with you is better than walking across a stage in New Haven. At the end of the day mom, YOU are worth more than me than my degree.

4 Ways Freshly Minted Grads Undermine Their Job Search

Catherine Kaputa | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Catherine Kaputa

Learning how to conduct a successful job hunt and pitch yourself well are important skills for job seekers to learn. Since you don't have a strong track record yet, you will have to use a little artifice and thought. After all, if you can't articulate your value, who will?

An Open Letter to All Graduates

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Congratulations, you have crossed the finish line. As you know, your route here was filled with tears of joy and sorrow, dreams shattered and fulfilled, moments that dispatched you to the arms of a beloved, remarkable beginnings and ends sealed with generous promises.

How Much I Paid For College vs. What Knowledge I Retained

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy

Knowledge is power. Money is power. I graduated college lacking both of the two things that "is power." (NOTE TO MOM AND DAD: You can stop reading now...

Advice for Grads: Break the Rules; Make Your Own

Margie Warrell | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Margie Warrell

Just know this: living the life you were born to live will sometimes require bending the rules. And other times, it will require having the courage to break them entirely. So be it. While the path ahead may be uncertain, don't let your fear keep you from daring to forge your own path. Ten years from now, you will be so glad you did.

This Is How To Prepare Generation Z For The Job Market

Val Matta | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Val Matta

Generation Z is now entering college, which means it's time to start preparing them for what they'll face in the job market.

7 Things You Have To Look Forward To After Graduating From College

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Samantha Matt

Graduating college sucks. You go from having your life planned out to having your life up in the air. You not only have to say bye to seeing friends all the time, but you have to say bye to friends in general. You have to learn to exist on your own in the world and chances are, you're not thrilled.

After College Graduation, What? Cultivating How to 'Think-Beyond'

Vinita Gupta | Posted 05.07.2016 | Business
Vinita Gupta

After providing the basic foundation, universities launch us in the real world with an inspiring keynote address at the commencement. In the life st...

Thank Your Professor. Save the World.

Dan Butin | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Dan Butin

It's commencement time, and close to two million college students around the country will be graduating in the coming days. I thus ask one favor: please go to your professor's office and thank them. This one small act will save our world.

An Open Letter on Personal Branding to Those Just Starting Their Career

Kristi Russo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Kristi Russo

Personal branding is a major buzzword these days. It's been construed to cover a plethora of topics and can be misleading to some. But you have to be careful whom you listen to; personal branding is not meant to pigeonhole anyone. Especially those just starting out!

After the Ceremony: What To Do After Graduation

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

The month of May will be filled with "goodbyes:" to teachers, professors, friends, and the college campus that has been your home. And it is also an i...

5 Best Ways Parents Can Assist Recent Grads in a Job Search

Michelle A. Riklan | Posted 04.27.2016 | College
Michelle A. Riklan

Now that students are grown and entering the workforce, how will parents transition? Every parent is interested in their son or daughter finding a great job and being successful, but there are limits and good ideas for parents to help their kids land a job after college.

Class of 2016: 10 Things You Must Do Before Graduation Day

Kristi Russo | Posted 04.26.2016 | College
Kristi Russo

Post college success comes easily to those who start the prep work before they walk across the graduation stage. Follow this to-do list and give yourself the best chance to score a job you actually want!

What Every College Graduate Needs To Know About Their Personal Brand

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 04.21.2016 | College
Joanne Tombrakos

Back in the dark ages, when I graduated from college, in order to get a job one went armed with a resume, a good GPA and a copy of the help wanted ads...

Job Prospects For The Class Of 2016 Are Pretty Good, Especially For Men

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business

For the class of 2016, it's the best job market in years. The number of employers looking to hire college graduates this year is the highest in nearly...

From Classroom to Cover Letter: Interview Tips for Graduates Entering the Workforce

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 04.18.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

In about two weeks, college students will leave behind their alma maters for the real world. If your job hunt is about to begin, landing your dream "Nine to Five" can be harder than it looks. Use our job seeking tips to help you put your best foot forward.

How Ladies Land the 9 to 5: Career Tips for Women Entering the Working World

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Sharon Schweitzer

Ladies. Keep up the good work. You are smart, talented and ambitious. In the past few years women have surpassed men in college degrees attained, and are overall more likely to go to college. This data shows we've got dreams and we are working and learning to make them happen.

The Best Cities for College Grads | Posted 04.08.2016 | College

We came up with a list of the 15 cities that are the best for college graduates to call home. You may be surprised that these 15 locales aren't just big names with preposterously high rents -- and there's a reason for that. By sheer job growth, New York and San Francisco are at the top of the list, but when you factor in affordability, they fall short.

NYC Renting 'Sex and the City' or Slumlord

Rane Rhoden | Posted 04.08.2016 | New York
Rane Rhoden

Renting in NYC is expensive and the price is only rising. People quickly find out that what they envisioned their apartment would look like and the reality of what they can afford are at opposite end of the spectrum.

Finding Truth in the Face of Endings

Johnathan Yao | Posted 04.05.2016 | College
Johnathan Yao

What I want to ask those about to graduate is this: How will you make the most of your newfound freedom?