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College Graduation

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

Suzanne Clores | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 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...

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

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 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.

Whose Commencement Is It, Anyway?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.29.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 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.

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

Marina Shifrin | Posted 05.29.2014 | 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.

Pomp. Circumstance. Panic.

Dan Zevin | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Dan Zevin

Long ago, I was a nervous young graduate forced to appear in public wearing a humiliating cap-and-gown ensemble. What the real world had in store for me, I did not know. I presumed it would be like The Real World, whereby a television producer would provide me with a spectacular free loft to live in with a group of fun-loving peers.

The Graduation Gift You Can't Afford to Miss

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Michael Price

Graduation season is upon us and a new class of young men and women are moving on to the next stage of their life, whether it be to college or a new c...

In Defense of Student Commencement Protests

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.

6 Totally Unsolicited Tips For My Little Brother On Graduation Weekend

Nate Green | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Nate Green

My little brother is graduating college this weekend, which makes him the first person in my immediate family to do that. It's a big accomplishment. So, naturally, I wrote him a list of 6 tips he didn't ask for and will probably ignore. You know. To celebrate.