We recently asked netizens to tell us the best post-grad advice they've ever received. Here's what they had to say:
1. Your major doesn't have to define who you are in life.
"As a liberal arts degree holder, the best advice I received from my dean was that my major didn't define who I had to be in life." — Es Tee Smith, Facebook
2. The only thing you have to be is yourself.
"The best advice I ever received came from '90s pop god, Ethan Hawke, in Reality Bites: 'Honey, the only thing you have to be by the age of 23 is yourself.'"— courtneys61
3. Put on your big girl pants.
"My sassy grammy said, 'Alex, you just gotta put on your big girl pants, put on some lipstick, and accomplish your dreams. You got this baby girl. No one can hold you down. And if they try to, give them a swift kick in the ass.'" — alexandralmarth
4. You have to jump.
"You're going to jump alone, with no one else beside you. But you're GONNA jump. Just remember you don't jump the same as everyone else. Your timeline isn't theirs. They might land a big dream job in a month, and maybe you'll get yours a year from now, or even 10 years. But you will get there. First though, you have to jump." — MelisCapozio
5. "You're now your own personal brand. Be sure to market wisely."— Margaret Aprison, Facebook
6. No one really knows what they're doing!
“The last week of classes before graduation I had a meltdown, and my professor looked at me and said 'no one actually knows what they're doing. All of these adults you look up to, and admire, they're all making this shit up as they go. You're not all alone in this big scary world. I promise.'” — lailar
7. You are your biggest obstacle.
"'You are your biggest obstacle,' spoken by the best teacher/friend I've ever had. She didn't BS us but told us we are the only ones to blame if we don't like our situation." — lizv4367ed200
8. Despite your degree, don't be above anything.
"Even though you have a degree, you're not above doing anything. Never turn down a job because you think you're too good for it." — Sarah Marie, Facebook
9. Embrace the now.
"Everything is a stepping stone taking you on to bigger and better things, so embrace the 'now' and don't get too worried that you'll be stuck in one place. Those who are stuck in the same job are only stuck because they let themselves be." — Lauren Keller, Facebook
10."Always try to make the familiar strange and the strange familiar."—lydiag43095082e