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College Graduation

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Jimmy's Pros And Cons Of Graduating College

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

TRUTH BOMB, young ones. Jimmy Fallon is all about helping out the young people. So on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, with graduation day looming for s...

Dear Graduate...

Christine Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Christine Carter

Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and I wish you the very best! May I offer you some advice? I know you are basking in the spotlight of success and you are probably soaking in all that delicious attention for this fantastic accomplishment! By all means, take it in. Take it all in.

25 Pieces Of Advice Every New Grad Needs To Hear -- In 3 Words Or Less

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty

Not everyone has been lucky enough to have the likes of the late Steve Jobs, Conan O'Brien or Stephen Colbert grace their graduating class with humor,...

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

How To Craft The Perfect Commencement Speech

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.15.2015 | College

After years of lectures and late night cram sessions you've finally made it to graduation. But before crossing the stage, diploma in hand, and embarki...

How To Make Cash the Perfect Graduation Gift

Becky Blades | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Becky Blades

Gift-giving has always been difficult, but it seems to be getting tougher to know what's best to give among far-flung friends, mixed families and expanding casual networks. And it gets even more complicated when you really CARE.

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.

A Long Walk Through the Woods

Connor Belson | Posted 05.14.2015 | College
Connor Belson

Four years ago, I excitedly discussed with my parents my freshman orientation and my first dormitory and my first classes and my endless stream of potential futures. We drove through a stifling North Carolina August. We moved some things into my room and I said my first goodbye.

The Image Generation Graduates

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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.

The Big Mistake New Graduates Make When Starting Their Careers

OWN | Posted 05.12.2015 | OWN

How do you go from being a radio station mascot to leading one of the largest media companies in the world? Only Erik Logan, the co-president of Oprah...

Recognizing the Strength of Vulnerability in New Beginnings

Alaina Baker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

The truth is, though, you have to let go of everything you were in order to become who you will be.

What I Will -- And Won't -- Miss About Having A Kid In College

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

As graduation looms, I am noting what I will miss about having a child in college and wondering about the nature of time itself. Was it really just eight tuition payments ago that we loaded their bikes, books and backpacks into our cars then dropped them off on campus on a hot August day?

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

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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:

8 Graduation Presents College Students Actually Want

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

#UTADNA Grad Student of the Year

Jarryd Willis | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Jarryd Willis

As the University of Texas at Arlington's "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" award winner for 2014-2015, I would like to honor the campus and ...

Graduation Etiquette And Preparing For The Next Chapter

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

Graduation Day is right around the corner, and there are many anxious parents in the middle of planning a perfect day for their grad. Celebrating this milestone is always more pleasurable when those involved are mindful of a few simple courtesies.

A Rising Tide of Graduation Rates

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

On the first stepping-stone toward social mobility -- getting a high school diploma -- the nation continues to make progress, while serious challenges remain in some states and communities.

Winter Graduation

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 03.01.2015 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The 18-year old student who enrolls in college in the fall and graduates 45 months later is no longer the norm. There are many paths to a degree, and it is a good thing that the world of higher education is recognizing--and accommodating--individuals that progress at different timetables.

Eight Things to Do After Graduation

Craig Agranoff | Posted 02.23.2015 | College
Craig Agranoff

Here's a checklist of eight things you should do after graduation to keep your life on track without losing track.

10 Things to Do Before You Graduate

FindSpark | Posted 02.08.2015 | College

For most people, college goes by in a blink of an eye. Through all the studying and projects, you need to make sure that you get the most out of those four years. Here are the 10 things I believe all students should do before walking across that stage and getting their diploma.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College

Susan Gilbert | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Susan Gilbert

he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.

In Defense of the College Graduation Rate

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Already there are a lot of questions about the skills of college graduates. We would be well-advised not to make it even harder to trust that colleges are maintaining the integrity of the degree.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"