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Post Grad Life

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

How to Welcome Opportunities: Why You Should Learn to Take Risks Instead of Avoiding Them

Yenisleidy Simon | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Yenisleidy Simon

If you think of yourself as risk-averse, try to look at risks in a different light. As one of my closest friends would say: you are making opportunities for yourself, and in the end, remember you will need those opportunities if you really want to succeed.

The Meaning of Friendsgiving

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Friendsgivings seems to me like a uniquely 20-something experience, in which unmarried young adults with no children get together to eat, unsure if they're on the right track since they can't afford to fly home for the holiday.

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

Posted 06.09.2015 | 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...

Embracing the Unknown After Graduation

Bryhana Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Bryhana Moore

I highly encourage you to feel out the streaming currents of life by allowing yourself to go with the flow. In the mist of searching for your entry-level job opportunity, try to focus on who and where you are right now in this moment.

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.

The 8 Most Important Lessons from My First Year Out of College

Nile Cappello | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Nile Cappello

During college, your hobbies are limited to drinking, eating, and maybe a small quotient of attending class. Not to say maintaining a good relationship with Netflix isn't a respectable way to spend your time... just maybe not all of it.

Large Number Of Recent College Grads Still Rely On Money From Parents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.12.2014 | College

Half of recent college graduates are still relying on money from their parents after obtaining their degrees, a new study from the University of Arizo...

The Thing About Passion

Elizabeth Kidd | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Elizabeth Kidd

I was expecting a Miranda Priestly, Devil Wears Prada sort of learning curve, but it never came. There were new days and new challenges that left me feeling terrified.

I Don't Know What to Do With My Life

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

I wonder if Millennials wouldn't be better off -- less stressed about our own lives and more attractive to potential employers -- if our options were more limited, if we weren't groomed to thrive on variety.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

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.

Graduating & Beginning

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

You will be stepping toward the great unknown and to begin, you have to begin now.

Post-grad Life: Welcome to the Most Challenging Class of Your Life

Serena Lee | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Serena Lee

The truth is, I have no clue what I am doing. I am 22 years young and I am terrified of admitting that. To quote the great philosopher Taylor Swift, "...

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.

6 Self-Care Tips for Post-Grads

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Juliana Schwartz

Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.

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.

Recent Grad. Gainfully Employed. Hopelessly Miserable.

Tré Easton | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tré Easton

So. I graduated this past May to begin my life anew as a so called "grown-up" in the proverbial "real world." I never really cared for that phrase--the real world. As if to say the world in which I was living was somehow removed from reality. Oh wait. It actually was.

25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

Mary Schmidt | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Mary Schmidt

1. Most of the time, you don't know anything about anything. That was true when you were 15 and that will be true when you are 65. You do, however, know how to be a good person and you know how to follow your heart. Keep doing that and you'll be just fine.

The World Is Your Oyster! (Pearl Not Included)

Eliza van Lennep | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Eliza van Lennep

The rosy, post-graduation optimism had faded, and I began to realize that the promise that I had carried with me my whole life: "You can be whoever you want to be; you can have anything and everything!" was not exactly true.

Be More Selfish in Your 20s

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

I'm an advocate of being selfish in your 20s. You're finally on your own and can make your own decisions and similarly have to take responsibility for all your stupid mistakes and bad life choices.

Seeing Oprah in a Dream

Ilana Ross | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

I'd tell her how much more difficult all of life is, how easy it is to get lost and think you want something you don't, how banker's checks and a brand new Prius might sound like fun, but were no guarantee of a good time.

And So I Moved Across the Country

Shikole Struber | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Shikole Struber

There were so many other places I hadn't seen, or lived or experienced. I felt like, for the first time since high school, I was actually missing out on something. There is obviously only one solutions to this. I decided to move halfway across the country.

Post-Grad Reality Check: Living the Cliché

Shara Azad | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Shara Azad

Three months after graduating from college, I feel as though I am on an extended summer vacation instead of out in the "real world." My day-to-day life these days seems like a lengthy internship with the warm cocoon of college waiting at the other end.

Maybe a Wrinkle Would Do Me Good

Leigh Greaney | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Leigh Greaney

New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.