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.
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...
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.
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.