Ah, it’s commencement season. And just in case you don’t want to sit through an hours-long ceremony to gather inspiration, here are the highlights so far.
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“When you get out there, all I ask is that you: DON’T WRITE FOR FREE! Nobody asks strippers to strip for free, doctors to doctor for free or professors to profess for free. Have some pride!” — Sports writer Rick Reilly to University of Colorado journalism grads
@wpjenna "Post-grad life may not be easy at first, few things are, keeping pushing, believe in your abilities and keeping trying to learn."
“You know you have started to die when you have more memories than you have dreams.” — The Rev. Rick Frechette at Marywood University in Pennsylvania
@wpjenna To make sure their online presence is cleaned up and appropriate for potential employers who might google them!
“No matter what career paths you begin on, you should spend some time in government... in public service.” — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at Emory University
“As you make your way, decide what success means for you... Don't confuse success with a richness of life and happiness.” — Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at Auburn University
@wpjenna Be flexible. Goals and aspirations are great, but life and work rarely go according to plan. Be ready & willing to adapt.
Did you catch an inspiring commencement speech you think that I should feature? Leave a comment, shoot me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tell me on Twitter.