25 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

"Drink higher-end liquor. The hangovers aren't as bad."


By Leah Goldman

It's graduation time, and everyone is sharing advice for graduates.

So we decided to ask our co-workers at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"

From where you should try to get a job, to what you should drink, to how you should spend your money, our colleagues had a lot to say.

But it's all valuable and comes right from the brains of people who have already experienced it.

Among the tips is this one from Mamta Badkar, Senior Markets Reporter
Call employers after you've sent in a job application. Unfortunately getting a job interview isn't just about your skills; it's about being the annoying kid who won't give up. Follow up, cold call, and accept that more often than not, you won't hear back.

Tip #24 comes from Peter Jacobs, Education Reporter
Make an effort to keep in touch with your friends from college. It gets trickier when they're not living down the hall from you, but it's really cool to see what people are up to - whether they're in your city, across the country, or on the other side of the world.

Enjoy, and good luck!

      

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