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#AOLBuild Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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...

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

A Spiritual Option For College Grads

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

Thousands of students will don caps and gowns in May and June to celebrate their college graduations, and the question on many minds is: What's next? ...

Why Emma Watson's Graduation Is Important For Teenagers

Jackson Barnett | Posted 05.30.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I am so glad to see each of these celebrity students in college. It's enormously inspiring to see a person earning an education not because they need it for financial security, but because they desire it.

College Grads: Should You Work For A Woman?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.29.2014 | College
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There will be bad bosses -- male and female. There will also be good bosses -- male and female. College graduates considering choosing a boss based on perception only serves to reinforce certain stereotypes.

A High-School Diploma Is Pretty Much Useless These Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

When it comes to making money, college graduates have a huge and growing advantage over high-school graduates -- but that's mainly because the value o...

Moments of Focus

Lianne Bornfeld | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Lianne Bornfeld

I don't think it should matter so much how extraordinary our lives are at 21, so long as we collect as many of those delusional little moments of focus when, briefly, you feel like the whole mess of it all somehow makes complete sense.

Five Questions to Ask About Your First 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Lesson #1: now is the time to start saving for your retirement. I know it may seem a lifetime away, but the earlier you start, the easier the path to a comfortable retirement can be.

A Special Message to the Graduates: Now Is the Time!

Ash Cash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Greetings and Salutations my fellow graduates! Welcome to the absolute first day of the rest of our lives! Today is the day that we continue to make our dreams come true!

Making College More Affordable for More Families

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

After the Great Recession, falling revenues and shrinking budgets caused many states to reduce their investment in higher education. This, in turn, led to higher tuition, which drove up the need for students to take out loans to pay for school.

As You Graduate, Reclaim College As Your Own

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

There's a cultural script for how a senior class at mine or any other school is meant to behave right at the end. So screw the script. I molded my memories as I saw fit. During senior week, that meant finding significance in the places here that mattered to me.

The Book of Us

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I remember when I started the first book of us. It was 1988. I was going to be a father for the first time, and I wanted to write my son a letter. So, I wrote him a long letter six months before his arrival. But because I'm a writer by nature, my nature had more ambitious plans. I started a journal.

Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.