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Life Lessons In Fighting The Culture Of BS

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2013 | College

This item has been excerpted from the prepared Commencement Address to the graduates of Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., on May 18, 2013. I re...

Sometimes When Life Throws a Curve Ball, It Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

Catherine Okafor | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Catherine Okafor

There weren't any programs that I knew of that would assist me in the process. I had my older sister and mother working with me to make sure my dream came true. Eventually, I was accepted into an art and design school in Chicago but due to high tuition costs, I was unable to attend.

What You Do in College Matters Most: How to Get the Best Return on Your College Investment

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

Success in college and life comes from gaining knowledge and skills. The more you take responsibility for carving your own path of adventure, the more your true abilities will emerge.

Hello World : New Graduate

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

What is in store for the new graduates who have spent the big bucks on attaining education, or gone to extremes and are in debt for the so called "needed" education background?

5 Reasons I'm Dreading My Son's College Graduation

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I remember a heady mix of longing, fear, anxiety, yearning, anticipation, excitement, sorrow, joy, stress and celebration. For me, college graduation was bittersweet, and so I suspect, it will be for my son, who just happens to be a lot like his mom.

College Graduates: You're Doing it Wrong, and it's OK.

Mark Gilman | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Congratulations, you just graduated college! I bet a lot of people are asking you what you're going to do. I always hated that question because I had no clue.

2013 Grads: Consider Taking a Job You're 'Overqualified' For

Tom Gimbel | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Tom Gimbel

What recent grads have to realize is that they probably won't land the job of their dreams after their first -- or even third -- interview after graduation.

The Commencement Roller Coaster

Beverly Low | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Graduating seniors are once again living in two worlds. Much like their young first-year selves, their attention is divided -- each has one foot in college and one foot leading toward the next big adventure. The next climb.

Return to the Nest

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

This is the time of year when parents eagerly await their grown children returning home from college. What if the return is for more than the idyllic, and finite, time period of summer vacation?

My Last Baccalaureate Address: Lately It Occurs to Me...

Richard C. Levin | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Richard C. Levin

We leave together. You leave Yale College after four years; I leave the Yale Presidency after twenty. I find myself thinking about a Grateful Dead song written in 1970, the year I came to Yale as a graduate student. You know the words: "Lately it occurs to me, what a long, strange trip it's been." It's been a long trip, but, for us, more wonderful than strange.

Change the Game, Don't Let the Game Change You

Venture For America | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

By Shilpi Kumar, 2013 Venture for America Fellow I distinctly remember the first time I got called out for breaking the rules. I was almost at the go...

Your First Days Home as An Unemployed College Grad

Posted 05.15.2013 | College

This piece comes to us from BroBible.com. Follow him on Twitter! Why not? By Andy Moore for BroBible.com Congrats, graduate! You did it! You so...

Listen Up! Workplace Words for New Grads and Old Guard

Dan Henry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

So before the latest sparring partners take to their cubicles...a few words of advice to the newly minted graduates and the experienced folks they'll be working with.

Here's Your Diploma -- Welcome to Unemployment

Rachel Ryan | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Rachel Ryan

We all know of the English majors applying to med school, the engineering grads working on Wall Street, or the philosophy students clerking at some law firm. Put simply, an undergraduate degree is unlikely to offer much in the way of career direction and marketable skills.

What Do College Grads Wish They Had Known Earlier?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

These grads shared the live-and-learn insider information to campus life and career that they can't always teach you at orientation or in class (or in some cases, they try to teach it, but you might be too stubborn to listen.). Here are four of their stories.

New Grads: 10 Goals for Your First 5,000 Hours on the Job

Brazen Life | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Brazen Life

If you're lucky enough to be starting a job -- a real, career-building job -- after you graduate, you probably aren't thinking of when it will end. But the reality is that few people keep their first jobs for long.

Commencement: A Message From the Class of 2012

Adam Bailey | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Adam Bailey

The ceremony itself was an abrupt ending to four years of discovery, work, and dedication. Less than four years before, on August 23, 2008, I arrived on the campus of small liberal arts college with my parents, my little sister, and a station wagon packed with Pop Tarts, clothes, and posters.

5 Money Lessons Every New Graduate Needs to Know

Adam Levin | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
Adam Levin

It's that time of year again. Graduation. That seminal moment in our lives when, in ceremonies of varying degrees of pomp and circumstance, our elders pass on the wisdom of the ages to those of us who are evolving from the shelter of the ivory tower to the stark reality of the "real world."

Revealed: What Employers Want From College Grads

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Wanted: college graduates with broad knowledge in the liberal arts, expert knowledge in their specific field and an electronic portfolio handy. Co...

Analysis: Young College Graduates Are $3,200 Poorer Than They Were In 2000

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Recent college graduates trying to make it on their own have truly been living through a lost decade. Young college graduates are making less money...

4 Reasons Grown Children Still Need Their Parents (Not Money!)

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

My youngest son is graduating from college soon, so one might think that now I'll just rest on my laurels until the grandkids arrive. But I'm not fooled; even if he isn't one of the thousands of 20-somethings who move back home after college (and he very well may be), I know he'll still need me.

After March Madness: How Student-Athletes in the Spotlight Can Prepare for Their Career Twilight

Clark Kellogg | Posted 06.02.2013 | Sports
Clark Kellogg

As we enjoy the grand stage for college basketball, March Madness, we also enter the twilight of many players' careers on the hardwood. To all those student-athletes, I want to pass along the knowledge I've gained through my own experience, in hopes they can "own their own education."

Are Universities Responsible for Their Graduates' Careers?

Mary Cullinan | Posted 06.02.2013 | College
Mary Cullinan

Universities should take students' futures seriously. We should intentionally help students consider options. We should help them develop skills beyond what they learn in textbooks. We should help them work toward a career they will love.

A Day Without Joy is Just That

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

If we can find those bits of joy in our daily life, and they don't have be grand gestures or inconvenient efforts to be totally content, I'd hope that we can all get one step closer to whatever that imaginary light down that tunnel is.

Staggering Number Of College Graduates Working For Minimum Wage

Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore. About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs la...