WSB Class of 2017: Commencement Speaker Highlights

Another year of college commencements is in the books, and WSB is proud to work with some of the incredible commencement speakers who shared their wisdom and advice with rising graduates of the class of 2017. As the world changes and the outlook for the millennial generation continues to shift, hearing advice from WSB experts is more important than ever. From world leaders and top political minds to business visionaries and best-selling authors, graduates across the country heard from some of the most distinguished commencement speakers in the WSB family.

Below find some of the highlights of this year’s commencement keynotes from some of WSB’s most exciting voices.

Adam Grant – Utah State University:

“To Be Resilient, Don’t Be Too Virtuous”

Megan Smith, University of Southern California: 

“In the beginning of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, President Washington and Thomas Jefferson chose a wonderful expression for our very first penny. The front of the coin read ‘Liberty: The Parent of Science and Industry.’ So we are part of a long continuum of technical people in this country and all around the world who use our skills for liberty, wonder, teamwork, joy and impact.”

Reshma Saujani – Harvard University:

“Bravery, Not Perfection”

J.D. Vance – Centre College: 

“Your work isn’t your entire life and if you devote your entire life to accumulating professional accolades, then you will be unhappy eventually. Sometimes, the very best thing is to follow the people that matter the most and not the most prestigious job.”

John Kerry – Harvard University:

“It is Your Job to Disrupt the Universe”

Madeleine Albright, Mercerberg Academy:

“If you are inclined to believe that American ideals and leadership don’t matter, I invite you to think again. It does matter when America takes the lead in standing up for democracy and human rights around the world.”

 Looking ahead to 2018 and interested in connecting with WSB commencement speakers? Contact us today!

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