You don’t need to graduate from an Ivy League to hear a commencement address from a successful leader or celebrity. Bill Gates is offering graduates advice for free -- all you have to do is check out his Twitter feed.
On Monday, the Microsoft co-founder posted 14 consecutive tweets chalk full of advice to new grads. From sharing his one post-grad regret to advising which job fields seem most promising, Gates covered a number of topics in less-than-140-character spurts. He even shared what the graduation gift he wishes he could give every graduating student-- which is now trending on Amazon.
Ending his tweetstorm with some positive inspiration, Gates told 2017 graduates, “This is an amazing time to be alive. I hope you make the most of it.”
So, if you’re feeling confused, anxious or uninspired -- fear no more. The billionaire has some words of wisdom for you.
1/ New college grads often ask me for career advice. At the risk of sounding like this guy…https://t.co/C68mjJ5g44— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
2/ AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It's what I would do if starting out today.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
3/ Looking back on when I left college, there are some things I wish I had known.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
4/ E.g. Intelligence takes many different forms. It is not one-dimensional. And not as important as I used to think.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
5/ I also have one big regret: When I left school, I knew little about the world’s worst inequities. Took me decades to learn.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
6/ You know more than I did when I was your age. You can start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the world, sooner.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017
7/ Meanwhile, surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you, and push you to be your best self. As @MelindaGates does for me.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 15, 2017