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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!
I recently spent a day up at my alma mater (UNH – go Wildcats!) to help out a student organization. Maybe it was the sunshine, maybe it was the overwhelming nostalgia, but I couldn’t help walking around with a smile, looking at the campus – my home for four years – and realizing just how much I missed it.
By the time college graduation rolled around, I was so ready to get out of there and just be done with school. But after living at home for a year like many of my peers, I’ve come to terms with just how amazing college life really was, and the things I took for granted while I was there. So seniors, when the temps get higher and your motivation gets lower, take a minute to appreciate the random parts of college life that you won’t get back once you leave.
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We've got the top 10 Graduation gifts that your college or high school grad wants this year. Chances are that you've racked your brain for the perfect gift, only to realize that there's no way of knowing what your new grad needs or wants!
The StudentAdvisor team searched all over for the best and most original graduation gifts. Most of these graduation gifts are perfect for any student who is looking to start their first year in college, in graduate school, or on the job.
Read the 10 Best Graduation Gift list...
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