Sterling K. Brown: “I Had to Let Go of Who I Was, in Order to Become Who I Am”

Sterling K. Brown went into Stanford thinking he'd study economics, but ended up earning a degree in drama instead. “I had to let go of who I was, in order to become who I am,” he said in his commencement speech to the class of 2018. “It is a process you’ll have to go through over and over again.”

Mindy Kaling Reminds You That Having a Checklist’s Fine, But Don’t Be Afraid to Let it Go

“Don't be scared if you don't do things in the right order, or if you don't do some things at all,” Mindy Kaling said in her commencement speech at Dartmouth College. “If you have a checklist, good for you. Structured ambition can sometimes be motivating. But also, feel free to let it go.”

Hillary Clinton Demonstrates What Being Resilient in Your Career Actually Looks Like

Resilience is crucial in your career, Hillary Clinton told Yale's class of 2018. "Everyone gets knocked down. What matters is whether you get back up and keep going," she said. "You will make mistakes in life...It happens to all of us no matter how qualified or capable we are, take it from me.”

L.L. Bean’s CEO Reminds You That It’s OK to Slow Down in Your Career

You feel pressure to keep moving forward—which means it can seem both counterintuitive and counterproductive to slow down in your career sometimes. In his commencement address at Dickinson College, L.L. Bean's President and CEO, Stephen Smith, encourages you to press pause every now and then.

Apple’s CEO Encourages Everyone to Speak Up at Work (and Elsewhere)

It’s incredibly easy to follow the status quo, but we have to try harder to do the difficult work. This was the theme of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s commencement speech at Duke University. Here's why you should question how things are done and speak up at work, even if it's scary to do so.

The Classic Career Advice You Shouldn’t Forget, According to Oprah

Oprah threw out some serious wisdom to the 2018 class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s recent commencement ceremony. Here's her number one tip for graduates—and everyone else, too—for having a successful career (not quite unlike her own).

11 Companies That Offer Awesome Internships

On the lookout for some awesome internships that will help you bolster your professional skills and beef up your resume? You're in luck. The companies we've pulled together here are not only amazing places to work, but they also challenge their interns with real projects—and not just coffee runs.

19 Companies With Tons of Opportunities for New Grads

Fresh out of school and searching for your first job? These 19 companies are awesome, and have plenty of entry-level roles.

9 Mistakes (Even Successful) People Made on Their First Jobs

You advance in your career by gaining experience, and that includes making mistakes at work. These are the most common first job mistakes, according to readers.

Ask a Recruiter: How Can I Use My Bartending Experience to Land a Full-Time Job?

There's always a way to find transferable experience, even if you're talking about part-time jobs. Our resident recruiter explains how to do it.