And, since graduation speeches are so often laced with themes of leadership and future leaders, we asked our own panel of leadership experts what the best words of advice would be for this year’s commencement addresses.
You can tell us which of their pearls of wisdom you find most important in the poll below, and we’d also love to hear your own thoughts on what they left out. Post a comment! Or Tweet your own #gradtips
#gradtips Don't freak out about the job sitch. Can take 6 months - a year. You'll find it eventually. Then you won't want it after a week.
Read all the panel responses to our discussion about the best words of wisdom to give this year’s graduates. Here are some of them: