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Graduation Advice

Remember: Advice to My Daughter As She Graduates High School

Laura G Owens | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Laura G Owens

Remember to stand tall. Shoulders back. Head up. Carry yourself with the spectacular you are. The world will treat you as you expect to be treated. You are mighty and deserving.

After the Ceremony: What To Do After Graduation

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

The month of May will be filled with "goodbyes:" to teachers, professors, friends, and the college campus that has been your home. And it is also an i...

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.19.2016 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

How to Give a Great Commencement Speech

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2016 | Education
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

I pretty much talk for a living. And while that probably denies me much sex appeal, it has the advantage of making me something of an expert on what to say on various occasions. Graduation commencements are one such set of occasions.

24 Things You Take With You After Graduating From College

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The remarkable truth about each unique stage of life is that it's really not about what you leave behind at all; it's about what you take with you.

Four Years Wiser, My Message for This Year's Graduates

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Katharine Rose

Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.

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

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 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...

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

Valuable Lessons Learned in the "Rat Race": Corporate America Revealed

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.

Class of Whatever -- Let's Be Honest

Natasha Walizer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Natasha Walizer

I pride myself in my honesty with my students. I am as honest as I can possibly be with them. I'll give this advice to a few recent graduates before they leave, but it is here for anyone.

6 Vintage Graduation Tips That Still Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty

Remember in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman's character Benjamin was given just one word of advice upon his graduation? "Plastics." While there...

6 Totally Unsolicited Tips For My Little Brother On Graduation Weekend

Nate Green | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Nate Green

My little brother is graduating college this weekend, which makes him the first person in my immediate family to do that. It's a big accomplishment. So, naturally, I wrote him a list of 6 tips he didn't ask for and will probably ignore. You know. To celebrate.

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.

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 03.04.2016 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

Advice for December Graduates

Paul Mandell | Posted 02.16.2014 | DC
Paul Mandell

For those college students graduating this month, and gearing up to find employment, this season can be the most stressful time of year.

College Students, You Need This Advice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 11.06.2013 | College

We know hindsight is always 20/20, but it becomes particularly practical when that hindsight can be used to benefit someone else’s foresight. It...

Applying Sage Graduation Advice to Your Financial Life

Jacob Gold | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jacob Gold

I always enjoy graduation season, as students don their caps and gowns and listen to commencement addresses filled with sage advice. Given my profession as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, I am struck by how well this advice applies to one's personal finances.

My Advice For The Class Of 2013

Grace Gist | Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen
Grace Gist

Just remember that so many people believe in you and have invested so much in helping you succeed. Now it is up to you to take advantage of what they have given you.

Words of Wisdom From a Community College Commencement

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Commencement ceremonies are celebratory and often emotional events. I would put forth that community college commencements are particularly moving. Why? For many of our students, the community college was the second chance -- or perhaps the only chance -- at higher education.

This Teacher's VERY Interesting Advice For One Graduate

Posted 05.24.2013 | Teen

It's not unusual for students to be given a little inspirational life advice upon graduation. But for one Reddit user -- who goes by atheistkitty -- t...

Welcome to the University of Life

Christel Quek | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Christel Quek

The degree scroll is a symbol of hope for young, fresh graduates who are ready to make their mark on the world. I will be among this batch of young graduates -- but I have a different story to share.

5 Tips For A Happy Graduation

Sophie Keller | Posted 08.08.2011 | College
Sophie Keller

With change come opportunities for growth, and if we are here on this planet for anything, it is to grow. So here are five tips for graduating to keep in mind.

Top Tips for Grads: Financial Advice With a Global Twist

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 07.24.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Be smart about credit cards. Always pay your balance in full every month. If you can't and you've run up debt, begin paying it off aggressively, and call the credit company to request a reduced interest rate.

The Things That Truly Matter: A Graduation Message

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Faced with adversity, this generation could very well rise to meet the grave challenges before them, bringing about positive change for our times and maintaining our freedoms, as well.