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College Graduates

Philly Grad Aims for New Chapter In Life

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.19.2016 | College
Peak Johnson

It happened earlier this month when Shawn Jorden, 25, was handed his degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts from the Community College of Philadelphia, a goal that he had initially thought was out of reach.

Graduates, Are You Ready to Be Educated in Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.18.2016 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

With graduation season upon us, it seems that just about everywhere I look, I'm reading articles, blog posts, and social media posts about how we are doing a poor job of teaching our graduates, whether they're graduating from high school or college, about day-to-day finances, including credit and budgeting. So here are a few of my credit tips.

A Meaningful Graduation

Olga Homonchuk | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
Olga Homonchuk

A community college student moving on to an elite institution is not as uncommon a story as one might think.

One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give A Good Long Look

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy

What a long, strange journey it's been. And you thought THAT was tough.

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, But You're About to See How the Real World Works

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Before you set out, a word of advice. Get a clue of what you're really up against. Go get experiences that will highlight the unfiltered, brutal realities of the world. Here's how.

The Image Generation Graduates

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Jim Joseph

So many of the graduates were just continually snapping pictures. Click, click, click. Sure, they were living moment to moment in celebration, but they were also moving picture to picture in an attempt to capture it all.

Coloring Outside the Lines: A Message to Graduates

Karen Gross | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Karen Gross

Recently, I was deeply honored to receive an honorary degree from Southern Vermont College. It was a poignant and humbling moment to be sure. Every si...

8 Tips For College Graduates

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Ronda Lee

I was fortunate to have people enter my life to help me navigate my educational objectives and career goals. Without their advice and wisdom, I do not know if I would have succeeded.

Psst, College Grads: If You Want to Succeed in Business, Start Meditating Now

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It's that time of year when a new class of college graduates eagerly enters the workforce. Ambitious young professionals, just starting out it in their careers want to go above and beyond the job description, stand out to their employers, and establish themselves as superstars. Wellness is essential to sustainable career success and it's important that graduates entering the workforce make it a priority. Here's how:

Graduation Gifts That Set-Up Grads for Financial Success

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 05.07.2016 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

During this pivotal period, it's a smart idea to provide them with a gift that will impart an important investment lesson and give them a financial boost and offer them a head start as they pursue their career.

10 Lessons From You to My Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

College may provide you with the specific career knowledge needed, but in my experience it does little to prepare you for life. I have learned a lot of lessons, most through my failures and my hope for you is to avoid following a similar path in the pursuit of greater understanding.

A Graduation Unlike Any Other

Michael Benson | Posted 05.07.2016 | Education
Michael Benson

I remain an unabashed proponent of investing in one's future through education as the sine qua non to success in whatever one chooses to pursue. But I also fear the rising costs of tuition and fees will make access to education more and more difficult to average Americans.

College Mouth

Gary Rich | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Gary Rich

My daughter is about to graduate from college and was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a great company. While I'm thrilled for her, I'm simultaneously terrified -- this gives me only a few short weeks to eradicate what we're calling, around my house, a bad case of College Mouth.

8 Graduation Presents College Students Actually Want

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2016 | College

From mugs to sweatshirts, asking for this kind of graduation present means whoever buys something for you doesn't have to break the bank but can still get you something that you'll like.

Top Five Messages for Graduates

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

While you have just completed all your coursework towards your degree, in the school of life, there is no end to learning -- it's a continuum. Stay open to novel and innovative ideas and experiences, and resolve to learn something new each day.

Confessions Of A College Grad

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.24.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

How come no one tells us that life after college is not like Carrie Bradshaw's life?

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

5 Things I Wish I Knew at 22

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Meerabelle Dey

When you are 22, good advice is hard to come by. Why? Because in your 20s, everyone wants you to make decisions that serve their needs.

5 Tips to Alleviate Fear Before Graduation

Shanila Sattar | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Shanila Sattar

This transition period can be a scary time, and the pressure to know exactly what it is that you're doing next can feel confusing.

6 Tips To Help You Negotiate Your First Salary

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Discussing your compensation is actually a normal -- and generally expected -- part of the interview process. In fact, employers will often have more respect for you, as long you approach the situation professionally.

How I Went From College Grad to Full-Time Freedom Hacker: Step-By-Step

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Anita Wing Lee

The first thing you need to do is DECIDE that you are going to pursue the life of your dreams. Resolve to take those leaps of faith for yourself. Your life can be so much bigger than you planned for.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

How to Make It In America

Luna Atamian | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Luna Atamian

Eventually I found my feet, started working on my practical skills and basically realized that opportunities were not going magically appear. I needed to create them for myself. Here are some things I learned along the way that I think are vital parts of any practical skillset when job-hunting.

3 Reasons Not to Go to College

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Nicholas Wyman

Look at all the costs, not just the tuition. Consider housing, meals, travel as well as course materials. Then consider what other options are out there that deliver the most 'bang for your buck'.