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Graduating College

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.

The Diary of a Poor College Student Graduating

Liana Weeks | Posted 03.19.2017 | College
Liana Weeks

Two months ago, I started my last semester of college. As I woke up, drew in my eyebrows to fleeky perfection and applied bronzer to my face, I thought to myself, this is literally the beginning of the end.

Graduating College As A Mother

Krystal Cleaver | Posted 06.11.2016 | Good News
Krystal Cleaver

I suddenly didn't want to spend all of my time learning and learning. I wanted to be home with my baby, or at least with my baby. She is who I wanted to be studying.

Graduating This Year? Read This First

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Sajeel Qureshi

Accept the fact that you know very little and don't have all the answers at the beginning of this new adventure, but know that you can definitely find the answers.

Why I'm Choosing to Move to NYC

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Kaitlyn Russell

The thought of moving can definitely be overwhelming, but the unique lifestyle will be more than worth it. Step out of your comfort zone and into a new experience -- now is better than ever before.

What's Next After College?

Christina Speroni | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Christina Speroni

Above all your happiness is key. If you hate what you are doing, it is not the end of the world, try something different. Life is too short to be unhappy with what you are doing.

Professional Development: Millennials Edition

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Austin Schneider

Remember, it all begins with gaining a deep understanding of yourself. Once you do that, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

9 Realities That Slap You in the Face When You Graduate College

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

Graduating college and entering the real world comes with some realities that'll be waiting there for you, with open arms to hug you hello, as you start your first job. I won't wish you luck -- because it's never luck that you need. It's determination, so I wish you lots of that.

4 Things I Learned Since Graduating College 4 Years Ago

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Four years out of college seems like a Sunday afternoon nap. It lingers and occasionally it jolts you awake in the middle of it. But mostly, it's as if your newfound time in the real world is flipping around like a chaotic REM cycle.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Crazy Cool Commencement Caps and the Women Who Designed Them

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith College Decorating commencement caps is a tradition that college students across the United States participate in. It's one wa...

14 Completely Inaccurate Things Parents Believe When Their Kids Graduate College

Pixable | Posted 07.13.2014 | College

Parents should really know better. Most of them have been there themselves. But as graduation season is once again upon us, we're reminded that parents can still be living in their own fantasy when it comes to what happens next.

How to Answer the Question: What Are You Going to Do After You Graduate?

Jen Glantz | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

We were just in our early 20s, taking baby steps off the stage at graduation, saying sayonara to 16 years of education -- where we knew what was coming next.

How To Figure Out What You Really Want To Do In Life

College Candy | Posted 04.19.2014 | College

Graduate college, move into your own adorably modest place, buy an aspirational duvet cover from Anthropologie, host candlelit dinner parties for your...

Poll: Americans Reveal What's More Important Than Graduating From College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | College

In finding the right college, Americans care less about whether its students are likely to graduate, and more about whether the ones that do land a so...

5 Tips Graduates Can Learn From Superachievers

Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield

Congratulations, after running on fumes for years -- pulling all nighters and cramming for your exams -- you've finally made it. You've finished school and earned your degree. But before you've even had a chance to catch your breath everyone's asking, "So, what's next?"

Congratulations To America Ferrera!

Blogamole | Posted 05.16.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez In case you haven’t noticed, graduation season is in full effect. And at age 29, America Ferrera can now proudly say that ...

Would it be Better to Pay Cash for College or Borrow from My IRA?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Reader Question Dear Steve, I quit my full-time job to finish my degree. I got my AS in Chemistry & was able to get a job in my field two years ago....

The Pre-Commencement Speech Seniors Need Now

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

I find that the most engaged students may suffer these pre-commencement blues most acutely. It's precisely because they've cared so much that they may grieve so deeply -- during what they think should be a joyous period.

Graduation Gifts for the Future Jobless

Dana Holmes | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Dana Holmes

While you want to give them something useful to make sure they're healthy and pursuing their dream, you don't want to offend them by implying that you think they'll never make it. To help unblur the lines between inappropriate and amazing here are some tips!

Graduated and Engaged, Now What?

Lauren Berninger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Lauren Berninger

I am in a limbo that I never knew existed until I was knee-deep in it. Certainly, it was never in my life plan to be, well... without a plan. The jump from student to CEO (or first female president as my younger brother used to say) didn't happen as seamlessly as I had imagined

The Return to the Nest: A Few Words of Encouragement

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Katherine Marie Priddy

It may be nice to take a hot shower without a delightful utilities bill condemning my next month's groceries list to Ramen noodles and canned soup. Then again, when I hand Mom my laundry, I am handing her my independence, temporarily.

The Graduate School Perception

Uloop | Posted 02.03.2013 | College

The idea consistently presented to me is that really smart people go to graduate school; that's just what they do. So I should be going. This line of thinking is beginning to frustrate me. Who ever said that the top of the class has to go on and earn another degree?

Attention Graduating Seniors: 5 Powerful Steps to Make the Most of Senior Year

Maureen Dumas | Posted 02.02.2013 | College
Maureen Dumas

The last year on a college campus can be the most memorable for students, but it can also be the most challenging in terms of juggling all of your academic and personal activities.

I Am Grateful for the Pursuit of Happiness

Charlotte Wilder | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Charlotte Wilder

"Happiness" is a vague term, but these days, because the future is so unsettled, I'm interpreting pursuing it to mean stepping outside myself and inhabiting the present.