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Class of 2016: Follow Your Dreams, Make a Difference

T.A. Barron | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
T.A. Barron

I've always loved a good story. As a kid, I dreamed up stories and poems, sometimes to avoid doing homework, sometimes just for the fun of messing aro...

My Universal, All-Purpose Address to the Graduates, 2016

Tom Morris | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

You all: Aim High. Dig Deep. Work Hard. Love Well. Play Often. Do Good. Encourage Others. Give Thanks. You matter. I'm serious. Your Fan....

Concerned About Finding That Right Job After College? What Grads Can Do

Christie Garton | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Christie Garton

Congrats grads! ​Graduation is an exciting time for any young person, but there is an overwhelming sense of unease among today's young people regarding life outside of their predictable school walls.

The 15 Best Graduation Speeches of 2016

Kicker | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Kicker

It's that time of year again ... when college graduates put on those awkward gowns and head off to commencement, where they sit in the sweltering sun or a stuffy stadium, waiting to grab their diplomas and meet up with their families while half-listening to distinguished speakers dispense timeless wisdom and advice.

Graduate Moves Onto Next Exciting Stage Of Life: Begging For Cash

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Comedy

The pomp and circumstance is over, college grads. It's time to pay off those student loans. While we wouldn't recommend you take to the streets and pa...

Manifest Your Dream Career (Guided Audio Meditation)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

To help students find their own path, I also interviewed over 100 leaders in a multitude of respected fields to share how they found their path and tips they would have for my students.

Please Stop Giving Graduates These 'Inspirational' Messages

Amy Morin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Amy Morin

Every graduation season, parents, professors and commencement speakers shower graduates with pearls of wisdom about life after school. The same "inspirational messages" get recycled and repeated. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is meant to be uplifting is downright terrible.

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 ...

Mo Rocca Counsels College Grads To Take It Slow In Heartfelt Address

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment

Many commencement speakers at college graduations encourage students to run into life right “out of the gate” -- or any number of other metaphors ...

I Didn't Plan for Failure

Bobby Caruso | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Bobby Caruso

I spent the last four years planning what my next step was, planning where my next internship would be, planning what countries I would visit abroad, but in less than forty hours I graduate college. I never planned for failure, I never planned to let myself down--and I'm not really sure I could have.

The Advice College Grads Should Be Getting in Commencement Speeches

Jeff Selingo | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Jeff Selingo

While the speeches are often inspiring, sometimes funny, and occasionally boring, rarely do they provide the advice new graduates most need at that precise moment: how to get started in a career, or even get their first job.

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...

Donald Trump, Joe Biden Cross Paths At Penn Graduation

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - Presidential politics crept into the graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, with presumptive Republican nominee ...

84-Year-Old Veteran Graduates College With Summa Cum Laude Distinction

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News

"Pomp and Circumstance" probably has an extra special ring to it for this octogenarian. Jerry Pollard, 84, graduated from Northeastern Illinois Unive...

College Grads: Why I am Not Afraid of 'the Real World'

Sky Cowans | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Sky Cowans

"Are you ready for the real world?" If I hear this question one more time I swear my head will explode. For my fellow early 20-somethings graduating college this month, I'm sure you can relate.

Georgia Tech Student's LED Matrix Graduation Cap Was The Best Part of Commencement

COED.com | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
COED.com

This Georgia Tech student completely owned his commencement ceremony when he showed up in his blinged-out cap and gown. And we're not talking about that cliche "thanks Mom and Dad!" sorority crafting BS -- we're talking a high tech scrolling message with LED lights.

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.

A Challenging Job Market for New Grads: How You Can Come Out on Top

Catherine Kaputa | Posted 05.10.2016 | College
Catherine Kaputa

Graduation is a happy day, but unless new grads are summa cum lucky, have the networking contacts of a Clinton or a Trump, or have an occupation-specific major, chances are they will face periods of frustration, self-doubt and failure in the days, weeks and months ahead.

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.

What Every College Graduate Should Know About Pursuing Their Dreams

Kiron Chandy | Posted 05.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Kiron Chandy

So apart from the "Costco-essay girl" and the college admissions champions, where do the rest of us fall? Are our dreams determined by the colleges we set our hopes on? No. There is not a dearth of dreams, but a perceived lack of self-efficacy in our ability to achieve them.

How Mentorship Is Helping More Latino Men Earn College Degrees

The Atlantic | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.27.2016 | Latino Voices

The number of Latino men enrolling in college increased 75 percent between 2005 and 2014, from 718,500 to 1.26 million. Yet compared to Latino women, ...

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!

Dear Graduate: 20 Life Lessons from Your Future Self

Lee Williams | Posted 04.25.2016 | College
Lee Williams

Dear younger self, It's me—well, YOU—from several years in your future. Hard to believe, right? I know you have many questions for how this is ev...

16 Pieces of Advice for the Class of 2016

Michelle Green | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Michelle Green

As G-Day gets closer, seniors all over the country are being asked the dreaded question, "What are your plans after graduation?" Family members, friends, and even strangers have the best intentions in asking this; however, if you don't have an answer, it can bring about the longest 30 seconds of your life.

The Best Cities for College Grads

Credit.com | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Credit.com

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.