5 Ways to Customize Your Graduation Stoles

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Traditionally stoles are decorative sashes that graduates drape around their shoulders. They can signify special academic achievements or membership to a club. There are Greek graduation stoles, valedictorian stoles, and stoles that recognize field-specific achievements. Your stole is worth customizing because it will be a special keepsake from your graduation. Some people even frame them to hang on their walls …

What Do PhD Graduation Gown Colors Mean

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With so many collegiate traditions and classifications, it can be hard to understand the difference between the colors. With the wide array of customization options for regalia such as graduation gowns, caps, and tams it can get even more challenging. The doctoral graduation gown, in particular, has additional features such as velvet chevrons and linings, with piping around their edges. …

Common Grad Job Search Mistakes

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If the college grad job search feels like an endless string of rejection, you might be taking the wrong approach. Hiring managers want to find the right person for the job, but if you’re making rookie mistakes, they won’t be able to look past them. Below, we’ve shared how to find a job after college and avoid common stumbling blocks …

Top Graduation Gift Ideas for 2017

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Graduation is a time to celebrate, and grads deserve a reward for all their hard work. When buying a gift for a graduate, try to come up with something that’s fun and practical. Your gift should equip your grad to handle the next chapter of their life, but also support enjoying themselves along the way. Our graduation gift guide will …

5 Interesting Jobs For Economics Majors

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For the math-minded, a degree in economics may be a logical college and career choice. But despite the name, not all professions that require economics have to do with money. There are different types of economists out there. In addition to finances, many deal with behavior, psychology and other aspects of social science. The field of economics is quite versatile. …

Best Food to Serve at a Graduation Party

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When coming up with graduation party food ideas, it’s best to stick with dishes that you can casually share. Finger foods, small plates, and tasty treats will go over best with your party guests. It’s likely that friends and family will be mingling throughout the night, so you don’t need to focus on cooking huge courses unless you’re serving an …

Top Places to Travel After Graduation

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Graduation is a time to celebrate, to put the real world on hold for a while, and do some soul searching. It’s also the perfect time to travel before job hunting. Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite graduation trip ideas. Break out of your comfort zone and have a real adventure along the way! Whether you’re finishing high school …

How to Find the Right School for You

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Finding the Right School By Hannah Smith With thousands of four-year colleges and universities in the US (and thousands more abroad), it’s difficult to know whether a school is right for you. What makes for a good school fit? How can I tell if I’ll be happy at a school? What are the best ways to research schools? When do …

How to Write a Graduation Speech

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Graduation Speech Writing Below, we’ve shared how to write a graduation speech that connects with your peers, so you can avoid clichés and deliver a message that is equally heartfelt and entertaining. We’ve also included some graduation speech examples for use as a launch point for your writing. Brainstorm Ideas and Themes Start the process by jotting down stories, events, …

Graduation Announcement Etiquette

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Graduation Announcements The months leading up to graduation are a hectic time for students, with papers, final exams, and fond farewells among friends. Sending out a formal graduation announcement is probably the last thing on their minds. However, a well-crafted invitation will make your family proud, and they’ll always have it as a memento of your special day. Below, we’ve …