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.
Thousands of college students are finishing internships this month before heading back to their campuses. If you were one of those students lucky enough to land a selective internship at a top company, these last few days on the job are critical.
I was recently denied an unpaid internship position to which I had applied. Normally, I would have accepted defeat, disguised as a considerately worded e-mail, which stated that I "was not a good fit" for the organization. But I couldn't.