What Advice Do You Have For Graduates? – #TQOTD
It's officially June and that means it is graduation season! We wanted to give our high school grads some advice as they begin to enter into the real world. That gave us the idea for the text question of the day because we figured your advice would be better than ours.
So, if you are looking for a witty, funny, weird, or actually good piece of advice to write in a graduation card this weekend, use one of these:
TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What advice do you have for graduates?
- Keep your minds open about summer jobs like you don't like restaurants so you won't work there you don't like factories because you won't work there just keep your mind open sometimes they help you
- My advice for graduates.. have fun live your life to it's fullest potential never doubt your gut if it feels right it usually is.. remember you only have one life don't waste it. Experience everything you can and, live your life the best way you possibly can
- Don't take loans if at all possible. There's no guarantee college=job or that you will even graduate from the program you pick. If possible get some life experience first before you go. I went right after high school and changed my major twice, couldn't graduate with my desired major, graduated with $30,000 in debt and ended up starting my own business for something completely different. College is important but life experience is more important.
- My advice for graduates is that college is not for everybody. Take time to figure out what you actually want to do whether it's going to college or learn
- Advice for grads: College is not the place to "find" yourself. That is a good way to get obscene debt. If you don't know what you want to do get some basic skills and go do internships in fields you think you're interested in.
- Live life before life gets in the way.
- My advice to graduates would be don't worry about declaring or major right away. It's okay to change your mind! Spend some time job shadowing at different jobs and find out what you really enjoy doing instead of choosing a career just because it sounds good.
- Tqotd, For grads heading to college: Try activities or clubs you are interested in. Don't let friends or roommates influence you and tell you it's not cool. Take the time you have to learn who you are
- I have a lot of friends graduating this year, my advice to them: don't forget me :,(
- For grads: DO NOT WASTE ALL YOUR MONEY ON EATING OUT AND FAST FOOD. You will save what feels like MILLIONS of dollars if you learn how to grocery shop and make food for yourself now.
- My advice for graduates is if you can instead of renting buy a house that way you're paying the same amount you would've paid to rent if not a little less and you have something that you could have profit from in the end when you move
- Welcome to the time of your life
- TQOTD - Advice for graduates, "Wear Sunscreen" - Baz Luhrmann
- Advise for grads: college is not for everyone!! There are lots of well paid and necessary trades that really need good workers!
- Grad advice: the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary
- As in a high school graduate one year ago, and as a cosmetology graduate this coming Thursday, my advice would be: 1) don't listen to the people that tell you that you have to go to college if that's not something that you want to do. 2) If you do go to college, make sure you pick a made sure that you are passionate about and has plenty of job opportunities in the field. Don't get a degree that you can't use.
- TQOTD: go to college near where you live for basic classes like writing, math, and communication. That way you can save money while going to school. Then you can go anywhere after you saved up some money.
- Go to a trade school universities are too much and brainwash you
- That was supposed to say don't take a year off I just looked at it I should have totally read it before I sent it
- Tqotd-Do NOT delay saving for retirement. Even if it's just $100/month. You'll thank me later!
- Stay out of debt! No credit cards! If you don't have the cash, you can't afford it! Be the tortoise and not the hare!
- I didn't graduate, but you kids need to learn that the job market is always tight. Also, stop thinking the world is going to get better. It's not. A's or bust!!!
- Don't get pregnant and don't get her pregnant
- You don't have to go to college. But find something you're passionate about early.
- Buy a plunger before you need a plunger
- My advice to the new graduates: Learn how to fill out W4's/W2's/I9's & 1098's.
- Text question of the day: Never lose sight of who you are or what you want to become and always be you!
- Don't take a year off you'll never go back –megan
- TQOTD: Coming from someone who spent A LOT of time and money in college, if you don't yet know what you want to do with the rest of your life go to community college first. It will allow you to explore different classes without wasting a ton of money. You can figure out what you truly want to do and where your passion lies.
- Travel, enjoy life, College and job we'll all be there
- Don't get the 8 am class!! You'll regret it for the rest of your life
- Advice for high school graduates: do what YOU want to do, whether that be college, work, trades, or travel. Don't let friendships and family keep you grounded. Roots are important but figuring out what you want to do makes you happier in the long run.
- Only go to college if you can afford it or if you know for certain you will be making a lot of money when you graduate otherwise the crushing debt is simply not worth it
- You don't have to go to college! Many blue color jobs pay more than a four-year degree
- Learn how to manage personal finances, create a budget and stick to it, manage your bank account, pay bills on time, and don't get into unnecessary credit card or other debt. It's better to learn this lesson sooner rather than later. Especially considering our holiday retirement ages currently.
- Cash is King. Going into debt over pizza and beer is not going to help you get a mortgage later in life. If you don't have the cash in hand, you can't afford it
Watch your credit I am 48 and I am still trying to clean up my credit
- Don't go with the career that makes more money, choose what you like
- Slow down..don't rush things. Wait on that marriage, them babies. Live life first. All that will come...
- When picking a career choice. Look at the future need. You want to be able to get a degree in a field where the markets open. skilled jobs are needed, don't poo them off right away
- Leave high school pettiness and cliques at high school. Those you don't like now because of the type of person they seem to be. In 10-20 years from now, they might be your best friend or future lover. And your current bff might just be a memory.
- It's funny to me when you guys talk about college because I got my Masters degree in socialization working with college students more about social and furthering their development lol
- Advice- mistakes means you're trying and learning. Appreciate the process. Every moment and experience makes you who you are, don't regret your downfalls. Say please and thank you for everything. Embrace differences. And know that people change and do can you if you want to. Work hard at what you love and find your inner peace
- My grandpa always said ' don't let college get in the way of your education." It's a healthy balance of life and school lessons
- I think it would be to live off campus one year to experience bills and non-College housing. It gets you ready for the world after college. Also, it's okay to not stay in touch with ALL of your college friends ALL the time!
- Education may be important for a great paying job, but you can always start working at a company that is willing to help pay for your education. So don't be too picky on what job you have now because down the road you can have the job you want or become the BOSS after all the hard work.
- Advice from my older cousin at my high school grad party: You can always retake a test, but you can never relive a party! This was especially good advice for me because I was a straight-A student in HS and definitely needed to loosen up a bit in college.
- #Advice don't let anyone tell you no, if you think you can do it it doesn't hurt to try, I've had so people tell "no, you can't, your not smart enough" I'm proving them wrong; go for that degree, get that job and feel proud of your decision(s). also, apply for as many scholarships to lessen your debt.
- Learn how to change a tire
- My piece of advice would be aim high and follow your heart, and anytime your doing something and you think that it might not be right, it probably is so steer clear of it.
- I would tell college graduates to live the lifestyle like they are still in college even though they have a real job. This will help pay those student loans a LOT faster.
- #TQOTD - To all the new grads out there...do what you love, not what makes you the most money and your life will always be fulfilled.
- Graduates- It's all about who you know and networking. Align yourself with successful people and winners... volunteer often, splurge on tickets to charity dinners for big-name foundations... brushing shoulders with higher-ups is way more powerful than you know right now! Good luck grads! You'll be great!
- That's my advice for a high school graduate. Don't offer yourself up, boom!
Get as much as you can
- I would change wedding by not letting my mom take over my wedding. I wanted a really small wedding and she took it over and invited over 100 people. I wanted a very intimate wedding, and I didn't even get to talk to people that I invited because I was too busy talking to people I haven't seen in years