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College Graduation

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Are College Diplomas Determined by Parenting Style?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

By demanding obedience, without rules in place, children may not acquire a healthy level of confidence in their decision-making abilities. Furthermore, they develop no emotional attachment to their goals, making it unlikely that they will persist when faced with obstacles.

College Will Be a Blast, Just Say Yes!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
David Kanegis

You are about to embark upon one of the great journeys of your life. There will be obstacles, hurdles and perhaps some bumps. But there will also be independence, freedom, empowerment and the opportunity to experience life in a new way.

Embracing the Unknown After Graduation

Bryhana Moore | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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.

Dear Car Talk Brothers: Thanks For Saving My, My Friend's, and Her Dog's Life 20 Years Ago

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.

Nobody Is Graduating In 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.10.2014 | College

Only spending four years in college is pretty rare these days. An analysis by the data site FindTheBest of federal statistics housed in the Integr...

11 Options for MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Simon Tam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.

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...

How Dads' Involvement Can Address the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

A new gender gap has emerged in our higher education system: women are enrolling in and graduating from college at much higher rates than men.

The Real Pain Of The Empty Nest

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

The moment they walked out the door for nursery school, middle school, college or their "real life," I will know them a little less.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

This Is What Graduation Looks Like According To Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen & Ben Craw | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Friends, professors, administrators, parents: Welcome to graduation! We've been through a lot during these past four years, sharing the hallways with ...

One Key Takeaway From 2014 Commencement Speakers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

In 2005, when Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University’s graduating class, he urged students, "You've got to find what you love." While love of ...

Open Letter to the Class of 2014 From a Mom Whose Son Will Not Graduate

Gisela Voss | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Gisela Voss

Most of your high school friends are graduating, Luke, and it's not that I begrudge them their milestones. It's just that on top of missing you, I am missing yours. So by way of channeling my grief into something positive, I dare write a letter to your classmates finishing college.

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

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | 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.

Whose Commencement Is It, Anyway?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

A few weeks ago, some colleagues and I were sharing stories about graduation ceremonies, and the discussion reminded me of at least two very different ways of thinking about the role of commencement in the contemporary college.

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? ...

The Elephant in the Graduation Tent: Climate Change and an Uncertain Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It's as if fossil fuel companies are looking young people in the eye and saying: "We don't care if you have a better future. We want to keep polluting the air and destabilizing the climate."

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

College and Beyond: The Best Proof Point for Future Success

Eli Broad | Posted 07.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Eli Broad

Students don't need to hear statistics. They need to hear about the successes. They need #ProofPointDay.

The Secret I Shared with My Fellow Cavaliers

Raquel Regalado | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Raquel Regalado

As I stared at the sea of caps and gowns that lined the Bank United Center, I wondered what I could share with these my Cavaliers on a day so filled with emotion and expectation. "Graduates, if I could have your attention," I said.

Money Management Tips for New Grads

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

New grads have a lot going on as they start new jobs, figure out a real-world budget, get their first apartment and open a 401(k) to save for retirement. When it comes to finances, here are three fundamental good habits for new grads.

Moments of Focus

Lianne Bornfeld | Posted 07.27.2014 | 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.

A Big Sister's Sloppy Guide for Freshman Year of College

Marina Shifrin | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Marina Shifrin

As an adult who cries regularly and has yet to figure out how to mail a letter, I feel it is my duty to warn all 18-year-olds to take my advice at their own risk.

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.