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College Graduates

Eight Things to Do After Graduation

Craig Agranoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Craig Agranoff

Here's a checklist of eight things you should do after graduation to keep your life on track without losing track.

The College Completion Imperative: Public Higher Ed Steps Up

Muriel Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Muriel Howard

Accountability is a hallmark of public higher education. In our commitment to student success, we will need more accurate and comprehensive measures of student progress--both as a yardstick for institutional improvement and to assure external accountability.

6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.28.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

The Most Important Money Decisions 20-Somethings Make

Credit.com | Posted 12.10.2014 | Money
Credit.com

The first day at a new job is full of excitement, anxiety, optimism and confusion. Am I dressed right? Will I fit in? Will I find the bathroom? Getting all those things right is important, of course. But some things that seem less pressing will have an even bigger impact on your future.

The Hinge Generation: A Profile of Pre-Boomer College Educated Women

Carolyn Elliott | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Elliott

The picture that emerges is of a well-informed group, with strong opinions and defined commitments to national issues, who are active primarily in local communities through volunteer work and financial support of organizations.

Matt Sheehan

China's Funemployed Grads 'Gnaw On the Old'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

XI'AN, China -- They don't want to work in factories or farms, but at the same time, the white-collar lifestyle remains far out of reach. For the 7...

Why Your Career Will Never Completely Fulfill You

OWN | Posted 09.19.2014 | OWN

Keith, a 23-year-old economics student, is ready to start his career. Like many new grads, he's nervous about entering the working world and worried a...

Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them!

Josh Cline | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Josh Cline

How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.

6 Must-Have Pieces of Advice for College Graduates

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.13.2014 | College
Daffnee Cohen

As a fairly recent college graduate, there are a few lessons I have learned along the way that have truly helped me thrive in my professional career and garner the experience needed to keep moving forward and achieving my goals. If you're college bound, halfway through, or about to graduate, these tips are definitely for you.

Would You Like Your Judgement in Paper or Plastic?

Meghan Parker | Posted 10.18.2014 | Arts
Meghan Parker

My name is Meghan and I live in North Carolina. I come from a middle class family. I have a college degree. I am 27 years old and I work in a grocery store. This has turned out to be a very confusing concept for some people.

Does College Name Prestige Matter for Actors?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Students and families about to enter the college audition process would love to know if having a highly-recognized school's name on their resume will really make a difference. So, I asked three show biz industry decision-makers to find out.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The First Soft Skill to Develop in Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Frequently, I meet young job candidates who are freshly graduated from college and have never been taught how to make a good first impression.

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.

Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The "real world" right after graduation may look a little different than you or your son anticipated. But that doesn't mean he should stop trying to get a good job -- or that you can't help him get a handle on real-world finances.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

Conquering LinkedIn: Play the Damsel, Not the Suitor, to Reap Its Full Benefits

Rimjhim Dey | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Rimjhim Dey

Employment recruiters can smell desperation a mile away even through your computer's firewall. If you appear too willing, they'll run screaming in the opposite direction.

What Successful People Say About My Post-Grad Plans

Aliza Polkes | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Aliza Polkes

Nearly all those who express such emotional discontent over my choice to study for the law school entrance exams are successful and established people. They are overwhelmingly professors, college advisors, lawyers, or the spouses of lawyers.

Rites and Rituals

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Ends of seasons signal transitions, and the one from the long winter through the questionable spring before the hopeful leap into summer also engender...

Financial Advice for Recent College Graduates

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

1.6 million of us have graduated from college in the US in 2014 alone, and we realize that most of us are not trained in planning our finances, invest...

14 Ways to Work While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Congrats to all of the new grads! If you're looking to put your career on hold and TRAVEL before you dive into a committed occupation, here's list of ways to do it!

A Message to Girls and Graduates Interested in STEM: Don't Give Up!

Kimberly Kiel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Kimberly Kiel

Have you ever glanced at a photograph from years before and had a rush of emotion and memories come flooding into your remembrance? This happened to me when I saw my college graduation photos a few weeks ago.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

This Is Some Next-Level Snapchatting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy

Get ready -- you're going to want to screen shot every part of this Snapchat song cover montage. The compilation comes from recent Harvard graduate...