All the work of seemingly endless days is compiling into one singular piece of paper: your college degree. Here are five reasons why receiving your diploma and starting your life on your own terms is the most excitingly wonderful moment of your twenties.
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.
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.
That illness has given me proof that I can indeed find the strength to rise up. It taught me that, despite the brokenness that comes along with it, my brain can still perform to society's limited standards, and beyond. It would be silly not to say thank you to it, especially when it's in full force, testing this thing I call resilience.
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The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.
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No one remembers graduation speeches--sometimes not even the speaker. And post-graduation advice is rarely welcomed. But I'm weighing in anyway and hope that something resonates with my graduate and yours.
Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.
It is May and that means it is nearing the end of the school year, which in turn means that there are eighty kabillion dinners, awards ceremonies, and concerts. Each of these has speeches of appreciation which, while sincere, are more or less identical.
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.
My youngest child is about to graduate from high school. On the one hand it seems as though I have lived with my children forever. On the other hand I can't believe it went so fast.
May and June are the months of college, high school, nursing, trade school, and university commencements; a time filled with exams, finals, papers and bells ringing freedom. Graduation parties and open houses are common as students celebrate meeting their goals, after years of hard work, and begin preparations for the next phase in the journey.
Graduating from Yale is such a huge milestone and accomplishment, and something I am very proud of, but watching the season finale of Empire or something on OWN or HGTV with you is better than walking across a stage in New Haven. At the end of the day mom, YOU are worth more than me than my degree.
It felt like just the other day, the biggest step your child took was tying her shoelaces. Or fending off a bully without your help. Or remembering to...