What I Wish My Parents Taught Me Before I Graduated
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Change is overwhelming at the best of times. As a graduate, finishing high school, coupled with the pressure of deciding what to do, can be all consuming. I remember it like yesterday, the daunting feeling I should have life figured out. As people asked, “What will you do next?” I’d put on my bravest face and respond with some noble profession, usually “I’ll be a lawyer” because that felt like the ‘right’ answer. But I didn’t really know what I wanted to be. I didn’t even rea
How to Deal With Post Graduation Stress
Graduation season is upon us, and while it can be extremely exciting, it can also be stressful if you haven't yet decided what you'll do next. GinaMarie Guarino, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and founder of PsychPoint.com shares with us top tips for coping with post graduation stress. 1. Graduation can evoke feelings of both relief and anxiety, can you explain how graduation can be stressful for students? Graduating from school is an exciting accomplishment. It is a
How Can Sleep Make Us More Productive?
Today, people almost brag about the fact that they "sleep only x hours" because of the amount of work they have to deal with or how profoundly they study for the exams. If you ever caught yourself thinking the same way or you found yourself in a situation where you only sleep for a couple of hours, only to wake up and continue working until you can't really function anymore, then this article is for you. Sleep and productivity are highly interlinked and should be mentioned to
About To Graduate? How To Confidently Decide What To Do Next
For any grad feeling overwhelmed by the many choices and unknowns surrounding their future, author of 'To The Next Step', Kyle Grappone, shares what you need to know to graduate with confidence. 1. What should all students know before graduation? Students should know what the real world is like. It is impossible to be prepared for every aspect of growing up and entering your career but you can take several serious steps to gain a pretty good understanding of what is coming ne
105 Quotes Every Graduate Needs To Hear In 2019
Are you looking for inspiring quotes to help you decide what to do next on your path? Here are the top 105 quotes every graduate needs to hear this year, including a compendium of quotes on passion, decisions, fear, failure, success, money and happiness from a dazzling array of those who have walked before us. PASSION The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. — Mark Twain Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplish
What do you wish you knew as a new graduate?
I wish I read this article before graduating... What’s the one thing you wish you could tell yourself as a new graduate? Aside from the countless graduate profiles, expert advice and helpful tips we shared throughout the month, one caveat kept cropping up, especially with our more senior contributors. They often mentioned there were things they wish they knew when they were a new graduate. With this in mind, we decided to put the question out there to find out what others wis
Why it’s OK to change your major — even three times
This is a great article on why it's ok to change our majors at University! Missouri State University share three lessons to ease the anxiety around have to select your course... - - - - - - - - - - - - As of the spring 2018 semester, earning a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University requires the completion of at least 120 credits. No matter how long it takes for you to reach that number, it’s always centered around one defining characteristic: your major. It’s a labe
How the Science of Well-Being Can Enhance Your Career
You can’t figure out which jobs have the possibility to become your vocation, writes Melissa Dalgleish, until you first figure out yourself and your signature strengths. I was wasting time on the internet, as one does, when I discovered an intriguing course at Yale University called PSYC 157: Psychology and the Good Life. Laurie Santos, a professor in the psychology department, teaches smart, motivated, high-achieving students who are living the dream of many as Yale students
5 easy survival tips for recent graduates
You've graduated! That's the hard part over with. Or is it only just beginning? The switch from higher education to the bottom of the career ladder can be a culture shock. Here are some tips to help you go from learner to earner. It’s natural after graduation to look out into the big wide world and wonder how you’re going to make it. The jobs market is tough, and thousands of people just like you are applying for anything and everything. So how can you go from being a graduat
Advice for graduates — don’t start something, join something
It’s June, and for millions of high school and college students across the country that means graduation. Hundreds of thousands of the world’s most talented, capable young people are heading out into the world to make their mark. Here in the Bay Area, the birthplace of the startup, creating your own company or organization can feel like the only true measure of success. I’m asking graduates to consider joining something first instead. More people are committed to being active
Preparing for Life After Graduate School
Ways to ease the transition into post-graduate life. As graduate students, much of our life revolves around our education. We spend countless hours writing final essays and preparing for exams, to the point that our life as a student becomes second nature. If you’re like me, it is a part of your identity. So the idea of graduating and leaving school behind can be scary. How do you deal with a new life that doesn’t involve academics? Here are a few tips for making the transiti
Is there a single graduation wish all parents, teachers and students seek or celebrate?
Lots of us have been attending high school graduations lately, while many more of us have not. Still, whether very new or faded into sepia by time, we all share cherished graduation memories. We can report that the many 2018 school graduation ceremonies we’ve attended in recent weeks were mostly like the ones preceding them, looking as far back as 100 years at local high schools. But there were defining differences, too. For instance, we doubt that mass killings on America’s
18 Tips For New Graduates Ready For The Job Market
Being a new graduate can be an exciting time. One chapter of life is closing and another is just beginning. But, in many ways, finding post-grad work is a job in itself. Making that transition from student to employee is not always easy. There are a lot of mistakes to be made if you don't know what to look out for. Fortunately, members of the Forbes Human Resources Council shared their best tips and actionable steps that may make job hunting a little easier and lessen the wor
The 5 Best Life Tips For College Graduates
College commencements are just around the corner, and with them the annual deluge of advice for the soon-to-be graduates. Graduates are in for a lot of advice: some good, some bad, some that is repeated to the point of annoyance. This is a major turning point in your life, where the relationships you build, the skills you acquire and how much you learn from the mistakes you make will play a big role in what kind of professional you will be and the professional options that wi
Deciding What to do After High School?
At some point we all think about the freedom of a life after school. What it would be like to have no homework, not having to wear a uniform and not coming to the same concrete walls every day of the week, with a pending countdown to the last day of year 12? What it will be like as an adult in the “real” world? This excitement can quickly be overshadowed by the confusion that comes with not knowing what to do after school. With so many options today, how do we know what to ch
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