It’s that time again – the weather is nicer, the finals have begun, and graduation is here…for better or worse. If you’re a college student, most likely you’re dividing your time between last-minute study sessions, last-hurrah all-nighters with roommates and friends, and all the conflicting emotions that come with the end of senior year (A sigh of relief? Crying over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s? Shouting and dancing across campus? Severe denial? Actually, I went through them all).
However you’re feeling about the end of your college career, one thing doesn’t change: the graduation ceremony. Students across the nation will sit in a sea of caps and gowns (Is there another way to portray this scene?) and listen as their commencement speaker imparts some words of wisdom, advice, and hopefully humor to inspire and motivate you as a college graduate. Whether your commencement speaker is a celebrity, a CEO, or the President of the United States, soak up the experience as a chance to learn from the successes (and failures) of those who have been there before you, and take their words to heart.
Click below for some of our most anticipated college commencement speakers for the Class of 2013. Congratulations graduates!