Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.
With memories of high school graduations still strong but sadly beginning to fade, as in the cascade of summers before, millions of families are busily preparing for a signal event in their lives.
The worst decisions that we make in life can almost always be traced back to not believing we are good enough and therefore not living in our truth.
So are there any words of wisdom or comfort that I can offer to my fellow members of the class of 2015? I can only share with you the advice that I give to myself and do my best to follow.
Yes, after feeding and sheltering a person for 18 years, you are entitled to a little storybook sentimentality. But today is not the day.
You'll miss me, but you will also see that I can survive on my own and respect me for it. I hope you'll be proud. So let's start missing each other now -- we have so much more learning and growing to do apart, but together.
Gone are the days of assigned summer reading, so the summer before entering college is the perfect time to catch up on some enlightening reading for what little summertime we have left.
For previous generations, the formula actually worked. Students enrolled into universities that were affordable, they gained marketable skills and they earned good jobs.
Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.
On the last day of school, as I said goodbye to everyone, I didn't fully understand that it was the last time I'd be seeing the same people every day, or following a bell schedule and even having a gym class.
I maintained this unnecessary attitude until the beginning of my college career, before it finally hit me: If you're trying to control everything, do you really have a grasp on anything?
Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.
Considering how a college degree alone is no longer a guarantee of landing a good job, one must ask the question: Are all majors created equal, and if not, what are you better off choosing?
As graduation celebrations pass, you may be left with a plethora of self-guidance books given to you by various people as gifts. If you haven't found one that you like, there's no need to fear. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe will provide you an accurate portrayal of college.
It's strange and amazing how a couple of things can shape the future and your path in life. If we look back to what caused us to go to college and what things lead us there, you'd be amazed as well.
Select college essay topics that are unique. Present yourself as a diversified individual. Do not repeat what is elsewhere on your application. The essay is an opportunity to let admission officers know another side of you.