5 Pieces Of Advice All Grads Could Use Right Now

June 15, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. Graduation is in the air! Our news feeds are filled with photos of caps and gowns, and fresh graduates are figuring out the best next steps for their future.

We’re here to let you know that you are not alone. We’ve all been there, full of ambition and confusion. Lucky for you, we’ve got some wise words to share from people who have broken boundaries and turned their dreams into realities.

Last year, we sent a team out to Clinton Global Initiative to ask the question: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? We’ve pulled out five key lessons into a series called #GOODGradAdvice to help guide our new graduates as they take on the world. We hope this gives you some peace of mind and inspiration as you plan your next journey in life.

"Focus on the small strides that you can make. Set benchmarks.” - Ibtihaj Muhammad
“The worst thing anyone is going to say is no, so you might as well ask.” - Chelsea Clinton
“Believe in your cause. Believe in yourself.” - Iain Douglas-Hamilton
“Embrace the mentors, peers, and colleagues who believe in you.” - Lara Setrakian
“Be at peace with yourself and make do with what you have.”- Valentino A. Deng