Leaving college is terrifying. Read how stars, changemakers, and other grads got through it.

An Open Letter To The Class Of 2018 From Senator Kamala Harris

As votes were still coming in for the 2016 presidential election, California made history in another way, by electing Kamala Harris as a senator. In winning the race, the former state attorney general became the first black woman or man to represent …
By Kamala Harris

This Is What It’s Really Like To Go To College After Winning Gold At The Olympics

Jordyn Wieber was a member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. Olympic gymnastics team that won gold in 2012. After the Olympics, she went to the University of California-Los Angeles and completed a degree in psychology, all while working with the school's gym…
By Jordyn Wieber

After College, I Kept Getting Rejected — Now I’m On ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Gabrielle Ruiz is perhaps best known for her role as Valencia in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but she had a long path to get there after graduating from Oklahoma City University (OCU) in 2007 with a dance performance degree and dreams of Broadway. This is he…
By Gabrielle Ruiz

What It Feels Like When You Can No Longer Call Yourself A Student

Emily Kubincanek is a student at Point Park University, majoring in Creative Writing and Screenwriting. After graduation, she hopes to find a job in her field (if anyone could be so lucky). I packed my Powerpuff Girls backpack a full two nights befor…
By Emily Kubincanek

Can We All Agree That The Worst Thing About Adulthood Is Living Off Campus?

Candace Butera is a graduating senior at Northwestern University, majoring in Journalism and Legal Studies. After graduation, she'll be moving to Washington D.C. and away from her beloved Evanston, Illinois campus. In about a month, I’m heading home…
By Candace Butera

My Best Friends Are All Moving To Different Places After Graduation & I'm Freaking Out

Samantha Stokes is a graduating senior at the University of Missouri, majoring in Print/Digital News and Magazine Writing. After graduation, her dreams are a little up in the air, which makes them all the more exciting. In less than one month, I'll g…
By Samantha Stokes

What It's Like Being Queer Outside The Safe, Inclusive Bubble Of College

Emily Birnbaum is a graduating senior at Kenyon College, majoring in Sociology. After graduation, she'll be interning at The Hill and applying to journalism schools for fall 2018. I went to Cubbyhole, one of the only queer bars in New York City that …
By Emily Birnbaum

Why Being Introverted May Just Land Me My First Job After Graduation

Amy Chan is a graduating senior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Classics with minors in English and French. After graduation, her dream is to move to New York and get a job either in publishing or at a magazine. In the long term, howev…
By Amy Chan

How To Bounce Back After Getting Rejected From Your Dream Job, Because It's Hard

Listen: It's great when things go your way. But a lot of the time, things... don't. And one of the roughest feelings in the world can be when you've worked long and hard for something — something like, say, your dream job — and then you get rudely sh…
By Lilli Petersen

Student Loans Are Rough, But There Are Different Ways To Pay Them Off

First comes the countdown to graduation, then comes another suspenseful period: the six-month grace period of loan deferment. For many students who are inching closer towards receiving their degrees and have the common misfortune of student debt, tho…
By Joseph Milord

Getting A Job Using Social Media Is Totally Possible, But It'll Take Dedication

Social media can be a ton of fun, but for many people, it's become so much more than sharing brunch pics and throwbacks. In fact, social media can be a vital tool for finding a job, because it helps users create brands for themselves and gives them m…
By Amanda Fama

How To Deal When Your Friends Get Jobs Before You Do After Graduating

I'm not going to sugarcoat it: Graduating without a job was terrifying. That terror was really heightened by the fact that it seemed as if just about every one of my friends got jobs before I did by graduation. But I'm here to tell you that you can, …
By Alexandra Svokos

Yes, You Can Move Back With Your Parents After College & Not Have It Suck. Here's How

Confession time: I moved back in with my parents for seven months after I graduated from college. While I had certain expectations for how things were supposed to be once I moved in — y'know, like being able to stay out as long as I wanted or sleepin…
By Chelsea Stewart