You may have been waiting for this time to come, for years — literally. You’ve finally reached your graduation date. You put in the sweat, tears, lots of time, and stress to deliver projects that impress your professor. Now, it’s time to turn your degree into a career. 

You may be wondering what you’d like to do with your degree, or where you’d like to move. The world is quite literally your oyster. You’re able to go and do whatever you want without college holding you back. You may want to sit back and relax, take a gap year, or even hit the ground running in your new career. Whichever path you choose, there may be some hard questions you have to ask yourself. 

Oddly enough, after years of going to school, you may not have learned important lessons of growing up. For instance, you may not have been taught how to budget correctly, or how to invest in a way that grows your earnings. Yet, there are so many different aspects that go into reaching success in your life, career, and finances

If you’re ready to get ahead of the game and learn what you can before you jump into life post-college check out Mint’s infographic with nine of the best TED Talks life takeaways. 

9 TED Talks Every College Grad Needs to Hear on Life, Money, and Career Success


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