Perhaps you are feeling the excitement of graduation? The adrenaline of the unknown? The joy of a starting a new life? Or maybe you are relieved to have another semester accomplished and ready for summer break. Either way, get inspired with these compelling videos of commencement speeches from folks who have found their way in the world and have eloquently shared their experiences.
- Dean James Ryan's 2016 Harvard Graduate School of Education Commencement Speech: Good Questions
- Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech: You’ve Got to Find What You Love
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2015 Wellesley Commencement Speech
- Patti Smith’s 2010 Pratt University Commencement Speech: We are all Pinocchio
If a job search is in your future, use the library for career-related resources. Consider visiting other libraries in the MARINet library system and take advantage of e-books. Invest time learning how to create effective resumes and cover letters. Start prepping to be in the hot seat of job interviews. Explore and reflect upon what you really want to do in life by perusing career resources. Consider joining online networking platforms such as LinkedIn to build your professional community.
Here is a sampling of library offerings:
- Wait, What? And Life's Other Essential Questions
- Knock 'em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews
- Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Cover Letters and Strategies to Get the Job You Want
- 101 Job Interview Questions you’ll Never Fear Again
- Career Courage: Discover your Passion, Step Out of your Comfort Zone, and Create the Success You Want
- LinkedIn in 30 Minutes: How to Create a Rock-solid LinkedIn Profile and Build Connections That Matter