Tips for Choosing a Commencement Speaker + Sample Letter for Recruiting a Speaker

Susan Simmons Graduation, How To

Choosing college commencement speakers isn’t an easy task. There’s no quick fix for finding a quality speaker, drafting a formal invitation letter, and making sure that the ceremony goes off without a hitch. In this guide, we aim to demystify the graduation speaker invitation process with a few practical tips to get you started. We’ve also shared a sample invitation …

How to Measure High School Students for Gowns

Susan Simmons For Educators, For Students, How To

In this practical guide, we’ve shared a few useful techniques for graduation cap and gown measurements, so your high school students look their best on graduation day. If you’re ordering custom attire, just follow this measurement process from head to toe, and your cap and gown will fit like a glove. First, you need an accurate way to measure your …

Planning a Kindergarten Graduation

Susan Simmons For Educators, Graduation, How To

Springtime is here, and your little Kindergarteners are about to start the next stage of their educational journey. To make the graduation ceremony a truly memorable event, we’ve shared a few Kindergarten graduation ideas that students and parents will appreciate. Sometimes, a few fun decorations and sing-a-longs can make all the difference. In the week leading up to graduation, teachers …

The Do’s & Don’ts of Networking After Graduation

Jesse Alexander For Students, How To

Networking after college may feel like a struggle, but it’s one of the most valuable skills you can develop in the working world. However, there are a few social norms that you need to remember when building new relationships. This is especially true when introducing yourself to an established person in your field. Below, we’ve shared a few common-sense do’s …

5 Ways to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile for Recent Graduates

Jesse Alexander For Students, Graduation, How To

Today, more than 9 out of 10 companies rely on LinkedIn for job recruitment, and there are more than 1.5 million job postings on the site. Creating a LinkedIn profile is a no-brainer, especially if you’re new to the job market and need some additional exposure. In this guide, we’ve shared five LinkedIn examples for students and recent graduates, so …

What to Write in a Graduation Card to Your Graduating Students

Jesse Alexander For Students, Graduation, How To

There’s nothing quite like having a mentor, especially when you’re a bright-eyed student looking for guidance. On graduation day, teachers may want to write a congratulatory card for a few standout students (or the entire class), with a custom message inside that encourages their future growth. Below, we’ve shared a few graduation card messages that teachers can impart to their …

School Fundraising

5 School Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Kristoff Albanese For Educators, Graduation, How To

In this guide, we’ve outlined five holiday school fundraiser ideas that you can use to raise money for important programs and local charities. Holiday season is a time to get festive, feel thankful, and help those in need. These fundraising ideas are a wonderful way to teach students the value of service and selflessness. First, you can bring the community …

How to Plan a Sensational Graduation Ceremony

Susan Simmons For Educators, Graduation, How To

There are a few benchmark moments in life that deserve the royal treatment. High school and college graduation fit into that category, without a doubt. Graduation is a time to celebrate, reflect, and reunite with the people who matter most. It’s a special day to honor past accomplishments, share memories with friends, and let loose. In that spirit, we’ve shared …

13 Steps to Design a Great Graduation Diploma

Tara Albi Fun Facts, Graduation, How To

GraduationSource has high-quality stock “Diploma of Graduation” certificates available for immediate shipment. However, why not take a little more time and let us fully customize your school’s diploma? We offer many different styles and options to create the perfect certificate for your school’s needs. Here are the thirteen steps we take to design the ideal diploma for you. Are we …