College Graduation

A great commencement speech not only inspires graduates, but audience members as well. A speaker may not have all the answers, but one with the right words can light a fire inside of all of us and push us to our potential.

So whether you’re a fresh college grad, someone stuck in a career rut, someone who could use a little direction in life, or simply someone who likes to listen to motivational speeches, we present these popular commencement speeches from various college graduations.

1. Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

Steve Jobs encourages graduates to find what they love and to not settle. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.” There is meaning and reason behind everything; you have to trust that somehow the dots will connect in the future. Find what you love. Follow your curiosity and intuition. Trust in your gut.

With graduation ceremonies just around the corner, many soon to be graduates have a lot to get done before their big day. One item on this massive to do list is sending out graduation announcements. Students send out these graduation announcements to family, friends, and relatives to notify them of the time and place of the ceremony (and to say, "Hey, I'm graduating so send money!").

Announcements sold through the school can often be expensive and include way more than is needed. If you are the creative, do-it-yourself type, you can make these yourself and make them look pretty good at the same time, all while saving money.

The ideas here for making your own graduation announcements are pretty much endless. Here we'll take a look at 7 creative and uniquely designed graduation announcements to help spur your imagination.