Reflections And Regrets After Graduating College

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Since graduating in December, I haven’t had time to think about my years as a college student. A new year is perfect for reflection, so I wanted to share some things I’m happy I did in college—and those I wish I had done.

For those of you with just a semester (or more) left in school, hopefully this list will help you think about what you want to accomplish before graduation.

The Only Thing That Keeps You Sane During Your Last Week In College

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Over Thanksgiving break, I was doing some homework at home (i.e., my parents’ home) when I needed something for the first time in a while: a glue stick.

I was partially appalled (my final year of undergraduate study involved work with a glue stick?) and partially clueless (where could I even find one?). I checked the boxes stuffed in my dad’s office closet, finding a glue stick, as well as my old high school, middle school, and elementary school poster-board projects.

Never did I think 6 years of horrendous science fair experiments could make me nostalgic, but they did. It hit me hard and fast: I only have 1 week left to be a student.

5 Things Every College Senior Should Do Before Graduating

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Ever wonder why the last bite of a cookie tends to be the sweetest? I think it’s because of the pleasure that comes right before the very end. Much like a senior year of college.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make my last bite be as sweet as possible. The following are five things I think every senior should do before they walk across the stage and suddenly become real people.

How To Not Freak Out About Being A College Senior

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The other day, a random passerby stopped me on campus for directions. I knew who this kid was before he even opened his mouth.

Doe-eyed, soft-spoken, and shaking a bit from a mixture of equal parts excitement and nerves. If you had held a mirror up to me 4 years ago, I think I would’ve seen a similar person: a textbook example of a college freshman.

Congrats To The Classes Of 2013! What’s Next For You?

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All across America, high school grads in the class of 2013 are celebrating their successes and looking forward to 4 great years in college. But what about the college class of 2013?

The recent college grads I’ve talked to are in a very different mindset than their high school counterparts. Surely, college graduates are often more mature and more seasoned than their 18-year-old selves. Many have great plans and are “on track,” whatever that means to them.

But many also feel a lot more angst.

4 Financial Tips For New Grads Of High School And College

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Another graduation season is finally wrapping up. The caps have been tossed, the speeches (laboriously) given, and by now, you’ve realized that you don’t actually get your diploma when you cross the stage.

Congratulations! Pass go! Collect $200! Speaking of which …

Here are four financial tips for the recent graduate from a pretty recent graduate herself.

How To Survive Your First Year After Graduation

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Approximately a year ago, I graduated from college. Technically, it was 9 months ago, as I was an August grad, but I walked across the stage last May and smiled for photos in my cap and gown, carrying an empty diploma folder.

I’d like to say I have everything totally figured out by now, but unfortunately I don’t. In spite of my lack of total togetherness, I have learned a thing or two and I’m happy to share this wisdom.