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Life After College

20 Items You're Gonna Need For The Real World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College

College taught us many things, like how to think critically, engage socially and stay awake for 36 hours on nothing but 5 Hour Energy shots and Kit Ka...

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.

10 Easy Tips to Take You from College to Success in Jobs, Love and Life

Nell Minow | Posted 05.29.2014 | College
Nell Minow

Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.

Reflecting on Graduation: How Four Years of College Shaped Me

Samantha Matt | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Those few days were long, short, sad and awesome all at the same time. We drank. We cried. We laughed. We watched a college campus go from thousands upon thousands of people to barely any.

How to Answer the Question: What Are You Going to Do After You Graduate?

Jen Glantz | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

We were just in our early 20s, taking baby steps off the stage at graduation, saying sayonara to 16 years of education -- where we knew what was coming next.

13 Ways To Master The Transition From College To The Real World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.02.2014 | College

"I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed." Calvin and Hobbes c...

Alena Hall

15 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You About Life After College

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

Filing into the university football stadium, swimming in a sea of graduation gowns and struggling to keep swinging tassels out of their eyes, soon-to-...

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

5 Lies Every 20-Something Needs to Stop Believing

Paul Angone | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Paul Angone

Success is not a sprint, it's an Ironman marathon, and our 20s aren't really about running the actual race. No, our 20s are simply about building our endurance so that we can run the race in the future. If you take one step towards your dream today, you are a success.

Reflections From a College Grad Six Months Out of School

Alina Dunbar | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Alina Dunbar

After a year, I'm still at the library. I earn enough money to pay rent, buy the groceries I want, make my student loan payments, and still have some left over.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Senior Year of College

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.

11 Things I Miss About College in My Mid-20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.

A 28 Year Old's Ten Tips for Life After College

Hunter Styles | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Hunter Styles

Picasso didn't start out by inventing Cubism -- he started with perspective. So, get some.

Stop Stereotyping Millennials

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Growing up in a comfortable environment did not make me abandon my ambition. Nor did it deter my siblings to abandon their ambitions. I'd say it made me more inclined to chase success.

5 Things I Wish I'd Learned at University

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.

Nearly 1 in 5 Adults Are Still Living at Home

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wade

Literally, a growing number of Americans -- both young people and those in mid-life -- can't afford to leave the nest. And, no, this didn't start with the recession, it started in the '80s.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

7 Sizzling Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2013)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.

Grad School: Approach With Caution

Mark Gilman | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Grad school doesn't always give you a better idea of what to do. Sure, you'll get to know a field of research better. But, unless you have a fire in your belly about what you want to study, real work experience will provide invaluable answers to life's more relevant questions.

The Post-Grad Problem, and Part of the Solution

Alli Shea | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Alli Shea

We are constantly surrounded by the happenings of the world in a way that no other generation has been. Unfortunately, this means that the tragedies of the day are more visible than ever. But so are the triumphs.

College Graduates: You're Doing it Wrong, and it's OK.

Mark Gilman | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Congratulations, you just graduated college! I bet a lot of people are asking you what you're going to do. I always hated that question because I had no clue.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

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.

Some Honest Advice For College Students

Ryan O'Connell | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Ryan O'Connell

You will struggle. That being said, there's not much you can do about it as a college freshman or sophomore or even a junior. So take a freaking chill pill, honey, and just enjoy the ride.