The term “graduation” typically means that you graduate “from” something. As we enter the college graduation season, however, it is wise to take a moment to discuss what graduation will mean for transitioning seniors –especially young adults — both leading up to graduation day and in the months that follow.

Graduation comes with well-earned accolades – and maybe some cards and gifts. It is a seminal moment. In many settings, a college graduation is a defining celebration for families and friends. As a graduating senior, you have earned their praise and good wishes. You should live in and enjoy the moment.

Yet graduation also implies that you graduate “to” something.   And this is where things can get a little murky at times.

Even before you graduate, it’s time to look beyond the college gates. You need to think about how to prepare for your exit from the security of…

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