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Congrats, Grads! 5 Commencement Speeches That Are Sure to Inspire

We want to give our Majority Hunter grads the accolades they deserve! If you’re a recent graduate who missed out…

We want to give our Majority Hunter grads the accolades they deserve! If you’re a recent graduate who missed out on a ceremony, send us your full name, college or university name with the major you graduated with, and a picture of yourself on campus to be featured on our website! Information can be sent to Grads@MajorityHunter.com. 

 

Congrats to the class of 2020! You pulled countless all-nighters, aced numerous exams, and spent a wealth of time in the campus library. Now your days of pouring over textbooks and groaning over group projects are behind you, and that’s certainly something to celebrate!

 

Due to the pandemic, your ceremony may have been canceled but there are plenty of ways to honor the last four years you spent at your college or university. To help you commemorate this achievement, take a minute or two to yourself and take a listen to these  highlights from past commencement speeches. These speeches will encourage you to tackle this next chapter of your life with confidence and enthusiasm!

 

While we know this doesn’t come anywhere close to replacing the real deal, we hope you take a listen and draw inspiration from the wise words shared below. 

 

 

 

This is a snippet from Lisa Kudrow’s commencement address that she gave at Vassar College in 2010. Her speech could move anyone to tears! Her story proves that the “failures” you face and the curveballs that get thrown your way only lead you to something greater.

 

 

J.K. Rowling also had some extremely profound insight on what it means to fail and how bouncing back from adversity is what set her up for success. Maybe you’re already familiar with this quote from her speech: “Rock bottom is the foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

 

 

O’Brien gets serious and personal, and his speech goes from funny and light-hearted to sublime. Discussing his professional journey and its disappointments, he says: “There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”

 

 

All jokes aside, Jim Carrey is a very conscious and “woke” individual. During his speech, he urges students to make good choices out of love instead of overly-cautious choices out of fear. The biggest takeaway I got from his address is to be brave and follow your dreams. 

 

 

This approach is a little unorthodox for a commencement speaker considering Kristen Bell never graduated from college, but she focuses more on the importance of being kind, respectful, and an overall good human as you dive into this next chapter of your post-grad life.

 

We want to give our Majority Hunter grads the accolades they deserve! If you’re a recent graduate who missed out on a ceremony, send us your full name, college or university name with the major you graduated with, and a picture of yourself on campus to be featured on our website! Information can be sent to Grads@MajorityHunter.com.