Jaffe's Advice to Graduates Entering the Real World
What advice would you impart on this year’s college graduating class? MarketWatch’s Chuck Jaffe has a daughter making the leap from the campus to the real world, and his latest column is both a graduation speech and a blueprint for adulthood.
In Chapter 4 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" Margolis notes he did not develop a hard work ethic until after graduating college, when he knew he had to find work and decided to create jobs and businesses to make an impact. He finds motivation in the process of proving to himself and others his work is meaningful. Margolis notes how he Michael Margolis is founder and president of Get Storied.
College students come home for the holidays with weeks to relax and enjoy their friends and family. But when the holidays end, reality hits: the job search must begin. How can students successfully find a summer internship or entry level job?
Many of this spring’s college graduates will soon be off to take jobs in new cities. While finding a place to live might be first on a grad’s to-do list, it’s just one of many things he or she should think about when beginning this next chapter. Lindsey Gellman reports. Photo: AP.
Charles Wheelan checks in on Mean Street with some advice for the Class of 2012: pay very close attention, because there are key things you need to know that you won't learn by simply donning a cap and gown. Photo: AP.
Successful people are often asked to deliver a university or college's graduation speech, Here are some words of wisdom offered in commencement speeches over the last few years from President Obama, Conan O'Brien, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Carter.
In Chapter 11 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "What Did You Learn in Your First Job After College That is Still Relevant Today?" After graduating college and starting an entry-level job, Doucette learns how to work as part of a team, get along with others, and operate as an employee in a corporate hierarchy structure. He finds these people skills of long-term value in his career. Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician.
Colleges, under increased pressure to justify the cost of education, are having a hard time getting proof of graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs. Melissa Korn reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Erica Gannett for The Wall Street Journal.
In Chapter 14 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, social media ad agency CEO Mike Germano notes the valuable advice he gets from speaking with entry-level hires, typically recent college graduates, who have worked less than a year at the company. This helps him stay connected and focus on the little things shaping company culture, mission, and values. Mike Germano is co-founder and CEO of DUMBO, Brooklyn based social media advertising agency Carrot Creative.