In the real world, our interests wax and wane with our experiences and choices. They rarely provide the grist that sustains a career over the long haul.
I learned a lot of valuable lessons during my year off from school, and more people should consider a gap year regardless of whether they end up going to college.
Figuring out which campuses can actually get your teen to develop in the right direction and which ones are frauds can be done with some elbow grease and is worth the effort.
Commencement season has just about capped up. No commencement address this year was more closely watched and analyzed than the one Hillary Clinton gave at her alma mater, Wellesley.
It is far easier to talk to a room full of adoring fans about glass ceilings and in-built prejudice than to hold 40 campaign events in the month of August like Hillary Clinton’s opponent did.
‘I won’t lie, Chardonnay helped a little, too.’
What new college graduates really need is practical guidance on how to transition to the professional world. So here is some.
With a 3.7 GPA, Madison Essig became the fist student with Down syndrome to graduate from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C.
One-sided advocacy events that blatantly defy a college’s religious teachings have no academic value, do not invite true dialogue on divisive issues, and could spiritually harm students.
Erin Callan Montella leaned too far into her professional life as a Lehman Brothers CFO. But she found her way back.
The easier society makes it to live, the harder it becomes to confront death. But doing so will make for a better life.
The author, who recently passed away, gave this commencement speech at her graduation in 1957. It is reprinted here with the permission of her family.
Life advice for the young people graduating their way into the world this season.
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