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Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

A Spiritual Option For College Grads

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

Thousands of students will don caps and gowns in May and June to celebrate their college graduations, and the question on many minds is: What's next? ...

Why Emma Watson's Graduation Is Important For Teenagers

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I am so glad to see each of these celebrity students in college. It's enormously inspiring to see a person earning an education not because they need it for financial security, but because they desire it.

College Grads: Should You Work For A Woman?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There will be bad bosses -- male and female. There will also be good bosses -- male and female. College graduates considering choosing a boss based on perception only serves to reinforce certain stereotypes.

A High-School Diploma Is Pretty Much Useless These Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

When it comes to making money, college graduates have a huge and growing advantage over high-school graduates -- but that's mainly because the value o...

Moments of Focus

Lianne Bornfeld | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Lianne Bornfeld

I don't think it should matter so much how extraordinary our lives are at 21, so long as we collect as many of those delusional little moments of focus when, briefly, you feel like the whole mess of it all somehow makes complete sense.

Five Questions to Ask About Your First 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Lesson #1: now is the time to start saving for your retirement. I know it may seem a lifetime away, but the earlier you start, the easier the path to a comfortable retirement can be.

A Special Message to the Graduates: Now Is the Time!

Ash Cash | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Greetings and Salutations my fellow graduates! Welcome to the absolute first day of the rest of our lives! Today is the day that we continue to make our dreams come true!

Making College More Affordable for More Families

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

After the Great Recession, falling revenues and shrinking budgets caused many states to reduce their investment in higher education. This, in turn, led to higher tuition, which drove up the need for students to take out loans to pay for school.

As You Graduate, Reclaim College As Your Own

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

There's a cultural script for how a senior class at mine or any other school is meant to behave right at the end. So screw the script. I molded my memories as I saw fit. During senior week, that meant finding significance in the places here that mattered to me.

The Book of Us

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I remember when I started the first book of us. It was 1988. I was going to be a father for the first time, and I wanted to write my son a letter. So, I wrote him a long letter six months before his arrival. But because I'm a writer by nature, my nature had more ambitious plans. I started a journal.

Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.

Emerson's Advice to Millennials: With Perseverance Comes New Powers

Ryan Holiday | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ryan Holiday

Our generation needs to always remember that over a hundred years before us, people stood right where we were and felt very similar things, struggling with the same issues. People have always had to dig themselves out of messes they had nothing to do with creating.

Here's Proof You Made The Right Decision In Going To College

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

If you're a recent college graduate, there's a good chance that you're feeling at least a little anxious as you take your next steps into adult life a...

Don't Worry, Not All Jobs in Startups Are for Programmers 2/2

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

1.6 million students are graduating from college in 2014 alone, and I am one of them! I have been advised that programming skills are a must in this tough economy, especially for someone like me who is interested in tech startups.

Don't Worry, Not All Jobs in Startups Are for Programmers 1/2

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

1.6 million students are graduating from college in 2014 alone, and I am one of them! I have been advised that programming skills are a must in this t...

Class of 2014: Tips for Renting Your First Post-Grad Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Pullman

You've got your diploma and a killer new job, now all you need to do is find a place to live! Relocating and landing your first apartment can be stressful, but we're here to help.

The Best Thing To Do With An Accounting Degree? DJ Across America

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living

In 2012, Marc Freccero graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with an interest in accounting and a passion for music. He'd interned at...

7 Timeless Money Tips for Graduates

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Futures that will include their diligent and disciplined use of money. So it makes it critical that I share some personal finance tips with graduates and their families.

4 Outside-the-Box Career Tips for College Grads

John Egan | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
John Egan

Whether you look at this year's job market for college grads as great or gloomy, it's important to keep in mind that a diploma doesn't automatically translate into employment. College grads must do the work to get the work.

The 3 Things Every College Graduate Should Know

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

As many people exchange their well-worn student IDs for brand new alumni discount cards, they are being bombarded with information -- from credit card offers, to (hopefully) job offers, to advice from authority figures -- irrespective of their actual authority or right to dispense worldly wisdom.

Magical Mentors

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Graduation always makes me think about importance of mentors in a person's life. Indeed, universities are trying to make mentoring more central to their missions. Universities have mentoring programs and mentoring training.

Advice for College Graduates: Treat Your Career Like a Startup

Panos Panay | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Here's to the new graduating class. Here's to them changing our world.

17 Hard Truths Every College Grad Must Understand

Danny Rubin | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

A diploma does not guarantee an internship, job or career. It is merely a passport into the professional world. Now you're in the jungle with the rest of us. May the best man or woman win.

16-Year-Old Graduates From High School AND College In The Same Week

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Teen

Talk about an overachiever. When 16-year-old Grace Bush receives her high school diploma this week, she won’t be looking forward to four years in...