Advice for 2023 graduates

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 11:48 in Psychology & Sociology

On the eve of Commencement, we asked a group of faculty members to share some advice for graduates as they finish one chapter and start another — what to do, what not to do, how to figure out what matters most. Responses have been edited for clarity and length. “Be guided by the twin stars of lucha and esperanza, struggle and hope.” File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Davíd Carrasco Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America One of the things I wish I had paid more attention to — not only in college, but after college — is the organization of financial resources. I grew up in a working-class family, and money was not on my mind. I don’t mean just earning a lot of money — becoming wealthy and accumulating money — but understanding how money works in society. I wish my education would have helped me understand more...

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