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College Grad Struggles to Break into Entertainment

Ari Gold

When I met for lunch with Lisa* she was on her midday break from work. It was sunny and warm—a desirable summer day in New Jersey, but she was dressed from top to bottom in depressing black, like a mourner.  Thankfully, we were able to joke about her misleading garb, though it could be argued […]

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Online College Students Participate in Graduation Ceremony

One of the happiest days of a college student’s life is graduation. But what’s graduation like for students who went to school online? For many distance learners their colleges are hundreds of miles away, which makes it that much more complicated to attend graduation. Does that mean students who’ve completed degrees online should not get […]

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Honest Career Advice That Today’s College Graduates Can Use


College graduations will be going on all over the country this month and throughout most of July. Typically one of the most unpredictable moments in a graduation ceremony is the commencement address. Unfortunately, these speeches seldom tell us what we want to hear—how to find a job, make money quickly, land on our feet when […]

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Words of Wisdom: 5 Awesome Commencement Speeches

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Meant to inspire, encourage and usher you confidently into the next chapter of your life, a commencement speech can either make or break your graduation ceremony. Just in case your commencement address wasn’t all-inspiring, here are five of my favourite commencement speeches that are sure to put you into post-grad action mode. 1. J.K Rowling’s […]

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Your College Graduation Checklist


One week ago, I celebrated my college graduation in Boston, Massachusetts. There was food, festivities, and friends and family swarming the streets of my college city. Despite the rainy weather, it was an unforgettable time. To help future graduates make the most of their special days, I decided to research the most important tips for having […]

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6 Ways to Celebrate Your College Graduation

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Whether you like dancing, drinking, or dinner and a movie, these six celebration suggestions will make the evening of your commencement an unforgettable event. 1. Go to Commencement. This sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes students decide against participating in their graduation ceremony. When I went community college, it wasn’t uncommon for friends to say […]

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10 Reasons to Celebrate Your College Graduation


My college graduation is less than a week away, and I’m in high spirits just thinking about it. I believe it’s important for every student to take a little time to reflect on what makes commencement such a magical time. After some creative brainstorming, I’ve come up with the top ten reasons to enjoy the […]

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Reflecting On My University Convocation

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Convocation can be defined as the arranging or calling of a formal meeting.  I didn’t realize until the day of my convocation ceremony that the formal meeting of two very important people in particular had been arranged. I was dreading going to my university convocation.  In the weeks between finishing classes and the day of […]

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5 Job Search Tips You May Not Have Considered


. In this age of technology searching for a job is not what it used to be. No longer can you stick your head in the sand when it comes to searching for a job online. You have to an online presence, as well. The Internet is probably your biggest job search tool, and if […]

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