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As You Commence…

    You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.   – Alan …

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The State of the Recent College Graduate

Just in the last month, more recently graduated or soon-to-be-graduated college students have re-connected with Creative Marbles for post-college advising.  Degrees (almost) in hand, “Now what?” is the question, as these grads move back home with mom and dad. The current sentiment as published in today’s Wall Street Journal gives insight into the world our …

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Caution: For Soon-to-Be-Graduated College Students

As the chart shows, 18% of college graduates are currently living with their parents.                                 In addition, unemployed college graduates are more likely to live at home (45% vs. 29%), Related PostsDo You Want to “Monkey Around” With Your College …

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3…2…1…Liftoff! Launching the Class of 2013

Commencements can be bittersweet moments–a celebration of accomplishments, while simultaneously a doorway into a new unknown.  The following are words of wisdom from graduation festivities around the United States, as the Class of 2013 enters the world with new knowledge and greater experience.  And, for posterity, I added my two cents. President Barak Obama, Morehouse University: …

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The California State University System Changes Graduation Requirements

The California State University (CSU) trustees recently voted at their last meeting to cap the number of units needed for graduation to 120 for campuses with semesters and 180 for colleges using academic quarters.  For students, this may mean reduced number of years to complete general education and major requirements for graduation.  Be sure to …