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To Be and Not to Be: 5 Tips for Commencement Speakers

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Speak from the heart about what you know and what you've experienced in a way that helps these new graduates navigate the ever-changing world ahead. The most important thing to "be" is yourself.

Senioritis: It's Not Just For High School Seniors

Dan Johnston | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Dan Johnston

It's important to keep your grades up throughout the end of your senior year of college. If you're suffering through senioritis the second time around, here are five ways you can try to beat back the fatigue, maintain your GPA, and still have fun.

Ambitious Millennials

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Kayley Kravitz

The average Millennial is driven. We were simply dealt a bad hand of cards and graduated into one of the worst economies in history. Still, the majority of us are finding ways to make it work and survive.

Commencement Speakers: Sparking Debate and Discussion on College Campuses

Jordan Friedman | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

For students, college graduation marks a time at which, with diploma in hand, you walk off the stage and look forward to the next phase of life. That being said, the selection of certain commencement speakers has sparked controversy at colleges and universities throughout the past.

Ed Today Sequestration In Your Schools? Mexico Teachers Union Leader Busted

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

What's Sequestration, And Why Should You Care About It? The good folks at Politics K-12 have a lengthy, 12-part explainer on sequestration and schools.

Why One Graduation Rate Doesn't Fit All

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

What if the "official" graduation rate doesn't give the full picture of how many students graduate? As things now stand, the current rate calculation doesn't include students who transfer into a college and graduate.

Strategies for Answering the Question "What Are You Going to Do When You Graduate?"

Uloop | Posted 04.14.2013 | College

Your senior year comes swiftly and silently, like a thief in the night who robs you of all childish naivety, slaps you awake from your airy dream and yells, "Get dressed! Life's at your door and It doesn't like to wait!"

Pruning Back Your Dreams

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Carl Sagan said, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. And we must always be careful we don't "prune back our dreams" because we may wait for a better time or when we have more money or when we are older.

Study: Dual Enrollment Students More Likely To Attend, Graduate College

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

A report by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future urges policymakers to expand dual enrollment after determining that high school stude...

WATCH LIVE: Sept. 22 Is American Graduate Day

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

From American Graduate: September 22, 2012 is American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist ...

Post-Grad Reality Check: Living the Cliché

Shara Azad | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Shara Azad

Three months after graduating from college, I feel as though I am on an extended summer vacation instead of out in the "real world." My day-to-day life these days seems like a lengthy internship with the warm cocoon of college waiting at the other end.

Recent Grads Face the Real World of Money Management

Joe J. Wilson | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Joe J. Wilson

Think about what your living situation might be for the next few years. Will you live with your parents, with one or more roommates, or by yourself?

Starting Over

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 10.29.2012 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

I've fallen in love with SF despite its quirks and absurdly high cost of living. Sure, sometimes I miss the relative quiet of Boston when I'm stuck on MUNI with a burnt out hippie experiencing an intense acid flashback, but SF has become my home.

The 10 Things They Don't Tell You at Graduation

Elite Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Elite Daily

Here is what they won't tell you at graduation. The intention of this article isn't to dampen your mood, but rather to unveil the hidden truth in regards to what's to come.

Parades With Purpose: Some Advice to the 2012 University of Georgia Graduates

Pat Mitchell | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Pat Mitchell

You will likely find yourself doing something no one like you -- no one your color, your gender, speaking your language, coming from your place of birth -- has done before. When that happens, you may find yourself with an opportunity to lead a personal Parade with Purpose.

Back to School Shopping Never Ends

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
Mary Quigley

Some "in my day" naysayers will argue that parents should not foot the bill for either job hunting or new outfits. Shouldn't helicopter parents finally land and let the new grad pay? With what?

What's A College Degree Actually Worth?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

A worker with a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker with a college degree. A worker holding a bachelor’s degree earn...

GOP Gov: High Schools Should Pay For Graduates' Remedial College Classes

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks school districts should be responsible for their graduates' remedial courses in college. So in a plan to improve educ...

Recent College Grads: From Frustration to Clinical Depression

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Even though college classmates and friends might no longer be part of your daily support system and there are limited opportunities to join a workplace, this should not stop graduates from growing their own connections in a post-college world.

Past Participle

Lauren Oyler | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Lauren Oyler

More than a month has passed, and I'm still waiting for someone to articulate why I find myself drifting from the 12 half-finished Word documents on my desktop to Facebook and typing "Marina Keegan" into the search bar.


Uloop | Posted 09.05.2012 | College

On graduation day, the gap between college and the real world looks deceptively nonexistent. It feels so similar that it's hard to distinguish that it is different; truly an end to an era.

The Oldest College Graduates

Posted 07.03.2012 | College

College isn't just for ages 18 to 22. Our hats are off to the people who go back to school later in life and earn degrees. Whether they're in their...

Class of 2012: Be Builders

Wendy Kopp | Posted 08.11.2012 | Education
Wendy Kopp

You don't have to create the next Google to be a builder and make a major impact. Each and every one of us can make daily choices to build things up rather than tear them down.

WATCH: Child Prodigy M.D. Graduates From U Of C

Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

The University of Chicago on Friday presented a diploma to 21-year-old Sho Yano, its youngest M.D. ever. Yano told the Chicago Sun-Times last week ...

My Post-Grad Life

Justine Kay | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Justine Kay

One week. One week ago, I was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to work for the firm that has hired me many times -- three to be exact -- in the past as an intern and a temp, and now as a full-time employee.