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Life After College

How To Lose A Job In 10 Ways

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

As a young professional, there are things I wish someone would have given me a heads up about during the job search and interview process. Sometimes simple mistakes are putting qualified candidates at the bottom of the barrel.

Confessions Of A College Grad

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 04.24.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

How come no one tells us that life after college is not like Carrie Bradshaw's life?

Should Professional Development be Required in College?

Geoff Falen | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Geoff Falen

A college degree is almost universally recognized as a pre-requisite for a professional career. For quite some time, however, that by itself has not been sufficient for students wishing to enter the professional ranks.

How to Mentally Prepare for Life After College

FindSpark | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
FindSpark

The years spent in college are a time of personal growth, invaluable education, and a plethora of new experiences. We live, we learn, we discover. The awesome part is that this process continues beyond these four years-- it's lifelong.

8 Things To Say To Help A Friend Prepare for Life After College

Posted 12.30.2014 | Good News

Graduating college is exciting. You did it! You’re a college grad! But let’s face it: it can also be daunting. For 16 years, you’ve done somethi...

7 Ways to Test Out If a Career Is Right For You

Alexandra Rice | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Alexandra Rice

Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The feeling is common, especially for students whose college major doesn't directly align with a career path.

The Brain On 23

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Molly Sprayregen

We are the 23-year-olds. We are the ones squirming in our chairs at the office because we still feel awkward in our grown-up clothes. We strut through city streets with eyes cast toward our screens, desperately seeking any source that will tell us the decisions we've made are valid.

5 Lessons on Starting College from a Taxi Ride in China

Jerry Zhang | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Jerry Zhang

Many of us need to focus more on creating something beautiful out of the journey while devoting more energy to the destination. Strike the perfect balance of the two early on and your college experience will be amazing!

20-Something Problems (As Told by Eggs)

Paul Angone | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Paul Angone

Whomever said your 20s are easy should be shot. Seriously. How many of these 20-something problems can you relate to?

20 Items You're Gonna Need For The Real World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

College taught us many things, like how to think critically, engage socially and stay awake for 36 hours on nothing but 5 Hour Energy shots and Kit Ka...

We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Suzanne McFarlin

I believe it is parents' responsibility to launch their children after college, letting them both succeed and fail on their own.

10 Easy Tips to Take You from College to Success in Jobs, Love and Life

Nell Minow | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Nell Minow

Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.

Reflecting on Graduation: How Four Years of College Shaped Me

Samantha Matt | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Those few days were long, short, sad and awesome all at the same time. We drank. We cried. We laughed. We watched a college campus go from thousands upon thousands of people to barely any.

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.

13 Ways To Master The Transition From College To The Real World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.02.2014 | College

"I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed." Calvin and Hobbes c...

Alena Hall

15 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You About Life After College

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

Filing into the university football stadium, swimming in a sea of graduation gowns and struggling to keep swinging tassels out of their eyes, soon-to-...

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

5 Lies Every 20-Something Needs to Stop Believing

Paul Angone | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Paul Angone

Success is not a sprint, it's an Ironman marathon, and our 20s aren't really about running the actual race. No, our 20s are simply about building our endurance so that we can run the race in the future. If you take one step towards your dream today, you are a success.

Reflections From a College Grad Six Months Out of School

Alina Dunbar | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Alina Dunbar

After a year, I'm still at the library. I earn enough money to pay rent, buy the groceries I want, make my student loan payments, and still have some left over.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Senior Year of College

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.

11 Things I Miss About College in My Mid-20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.

A 28 Year Old's Ten Tips for Life After College

Hunter Styles | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Hunter Styles

Picasso didn't start out by inventing Cubism -- he started with perspective. So, get some.

Stop Stereotyping Millennials

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Growing up in a comfortable environment did not make me abandon my ambition. Nor did it deter my siblings to abandon their ambitions. I'd say it made me more inclined to chase success.

5 Things I Wish I'd Learned at University

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.