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Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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.

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.

Fear Is A Wasted Emotion, But I'm Afraid

Emma Goddard | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

I worry about how I'm going to find a job after graduation. Not just any job, but one that I'll truly feel passionate about, and for most, that seems difficult to find in an entry-level position.

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Do In 2014

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

Beyond the many things I hope to accomplish some time in the near future, there are a couple things I -- and you -- should do in the new year no matter what.

The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

Justine Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Justine Kay

The Social Network and are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.

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.

All Educated With No Place to Go

Tony_Diaz | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

I thought I was a hyphenated American because I chose to call myself a Mexican-American. But looking at my resume, I realize I earned the designation because I've worked as a free-lance journalist, a teaching-assistant, and an assistant-editor. That must be why I am on un-employment.

Do What You're Good at, Not What You Love

Lisa Cleary | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

In elementary school, my parents bought me a karaoke machine for my room to appease my love for singing. I was told that I could sing until my heart was content, as long as my bedroom door was closed.

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.

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.

The Commencement Roller Coaster

Beverly Low | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Graduating seniors are once again living in two worlds. Much like their young first-year selves, their attention is divided -- each has one foot in college and one foot leading toward the next big adventure. The next climb.

Your First Days Home as An Unemployed College Grad

Posted 05.15.2013 | College

This piece comes to us from Follow him on Twitter! Why not? By Andy Moore for Congrats, graduate! You did it! You so...

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.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Stuck on College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I've been afflicted with a consuming disease for about two years now. What do I have? An extreme case of I-miss-college-way-too-much-for-my-own-good disease.

One of the Lucky Ones

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Jamison Doran

When so many people are struggling, it is hard to feel any sympathy (or empathy) towards someone who is by all accounts living the dream.

My One College Regret

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

Maybe you'll be one of those lucky people that settles into their first job, loves it and feels like you're making some sort of an impact, and gets to explore new environments all at the same time. If so, snaps for you.

What Words Will You Never Use Again?

Posted 04.26.2012 | College

After college, there are some words you will never have to use again. In some cases, it's refreshing to not have to say you are going to the libra...

Do These 'Girls' Have 'First World Problems'?

Salon | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

There's a scene in an early episode of Lena Dunham's "Girls" where Dunham's character, Hannah, openly fantasizes about testing positive for HIV. That ...

Student Debt: Only A Little Scary

Lesley Ryder | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Lesley Ryder

Three months ago, I graduated with a degree in Biology, and $41,500 of debt (not including accrued interest). How am I coping? It's simple: pennies pinched, fingers crossed. Sure, it's a scary amount of money to owe, but it could be worse.

How to Get Your College Graduate Employed and Out of Your Basement

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.05.2011 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

What's the best advice we can give our newly minted graduates as they enter this competitive job market? The reality is that finding your first post-graduation job takes time, persistence, resilience, and a lot of pavement pounding by the candidate.

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

Facing Reunion Fears: Not So Bad When You Win an iPad 2

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 08.04.2011 | College
Anastasia Rubis

Reunions, it turns out, are chances to unburden ourselves of memory, to reconfigure and rewrite it with wisdom gained the hard way, every day. The stories we tell ourselves of the past, present and future can be fearless.

It's Graduation Time -- So What Do We Want From Universities?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 07.26.2011 | College
Nancy Cantor

It is tempting to turn for solutions directly to our newest graduates. Instead, it seems fairer to ask their colleges and universities how well positioned they are to help fix what ails.

What Technology Brings to the Developing World

Ben Cole | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

I would argue that the greatest benefit of technology to this part of the world is not just its ability to solve problems. Rather, technology brings something more, something transcendent: Technology brings empowerment.