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3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech
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3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
Laura Entis
10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever
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10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

Sacramento, CA's Tanishq Abraham joined Mensa at age four and expects to graduate from college by 12 or 13.
Geoff Weiss
Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear
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Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
Laura Entis
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Laura Entis
 Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience
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Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience

'I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped,' the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times told Wake Forest grads. 'When that happens, show what you are made of.'
Laura Entis
Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.
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Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.

While being an entrepreneur can be thought of as a sexy career path, it can be tough. To test the waters, start out freelancing.
Peter Cannone
Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.
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Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.

Figure out what you care about, what brings you joy and what drives you, Shaich told Clark University graduates. The rest will come.
Laura Entis
Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'
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Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.
Laura Entis
Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always
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Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
Laura Entis
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What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds
Leadership

What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds

Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra and other LinkedIn Influencers look back at themselves at 22 to offer advice to this year's group of college graduates.
Nina Zipkin
Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?
Education

Which Colleges and Majors Yield the Most Lucrative Careers?

A PayScale study aims to put a new kind of price tag on our nation's universities.
Geoff Weiss
3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation
Education

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

With many students seeing their college careers end in a few short months, their safety net is also disappearing.
Steve VanderVeen
Welcome to the Real World, Now What?
Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Real World, Now What?

Now that school is over and you're entering the workforce -- and possibly starting up -- you may find the new journey jarring. Here are four ways to ease the transition.
Blaine Vess
How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture
Entrepreneurs

How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.
Kristin Luna