How To Deal With All Your College Graduation Feelings

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A couple weeks ago, I walked across a stage, shook hands with a bunch of people in funny outfits, and received my diploma from Tufts University.

I felt nothing during the entire ceremony. No tears, no laughs, no gushing excitement or sickening nervousness. It felt like somebody put me on autopilot for the entire thing. Then, 6 hours later, alone in my empty apartment room, I bawled my eyes out.

3 Graduation Expenses You Should Have Been Prepared For

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Right now, it seems that everyone you know—and maybe you!—are graduating from college. My school only has a ceremony during the spring, so though I finished my studies in January, I’ll be “graduating” this week!

Graduation is a great time to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments. However, things get expensive. Some of those expenses may surprise you, but the ones below likely won’t—and you should definitely be prepared for them. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

3 Graduation Expenses You DIDN’T Expect

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May is here, which means every college senior has officially begun to cling to their last few glory days. They also may or may not have already begun referring to their collegiate years as “glory days.”

With graduation around the corner, I’m a bundle of emotions, including, but not limited to, happy, depressed, excited, nervous, nostalgic, and xenophobic.

Oh, I’m also really, really poor. (Not an emotion, but definitely a cause for some of them.)

A Parent’s Take On The “Worst” Graduation Advice From Parents

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When it comes to new college grads, my generation is always good for passing along well-intended—but possibly less than stellar—advice (as Sasha pointed out last week).

I found Sasha’s post intriguing, not only because I’m a parent of college students who will eventually don a cap and gown, but also because I’ve hired interns. So, at the risk of providing even more unasked-for advice, here’s my two cents on the “worst advice” people told her.

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.