It’s about that time of year again. No, time to fill out your bracket for March Madness (well, it is that), but graduations season!
Be sure to order early this year. We currently have a promotion where if you order 6 or more sashes (of any design), you’ll receive 10% off your entire order.
So what are you waiting for? Here are 5 tips to make the process of ordering graduation stoles easier and less stressful for you and your organization.
1) You’ll want to order at least 4 weeks before you need your sashes. So that means you’ll want to finalize your design and final order quantity before then. Set a date and reminder on your calendar to order early and save on rush fees. Allow an extra week for certain seniors to get back to you.
2) Start counting now. How many seniors will need stoles? Setup a quick Facebook poll on your organization’s page to get a rough estimate, and ask people to confirm by a certain date.
3) Think of designs. What basics would you like on your stoles? Class of 2013, Organization name? Do you want additional personalizations? What is in your budget?
4) Place your order! Why delay any longer? Once you have the final order count and customizations, start designing your graduation stoles.
5. Sit back and relax and let us take care of the rest! From production, to shipping, we’ll handle it all once we receive your order.
If we haven’t mentioned it before, LiveYourLegend is easily one of our more favorite blogs to read and follow. Whether you’re your young professional a few years into your career, the high school senior ready for college, or the college grad ready to dawn your graduation sash and gown ready to join the “real world,” LYL provides practical advice and tips on how you can start pursuing your dreams and live a more fulfilling life.
The quote that we’d like to share with you today comes from today’s post which is about being genuine and friends with people you’ve yet to meet.
“If you want to surround yourself with the people who make the impossible your new normal, then you must seek them out.”
Like this quote? Check out the full post here or read more on the official LiveYourLegend website.
Often times, we get emails from our customer asking what books we’d recommend graduating seniors to read. As you prepare for graduation and your final quarter in college, its common that the thirst for knowledge increases. Education and learning doesn’t stop when you put on your graduation stoles and gowns, but rather commencement is the beginning. The beginning of that next chapter in your life.
But I digress… back to books. There are quite a few, but one book in particular that we’ve grown fond of is the 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t already heard about this book, check it out on Amazon or do a Google search for some reviews.
This week’s post is inspired by a post on Tim’s blog which highlights a case study of a husband/father who is living the “4 hour work week lifestyle”
If you’re interested to see how this father has broken down his week, down to the granular level of even time he spends with daily hygiene, take a look at the full blog post here.
Has anyone done a time tracking experiment like this in college? We’d be interested to see how our customers spend their days, splits between class, leisure, studying, food and more!
So you’ve graduated, don’t plan to move home, and now are looking for a new city to settle into and tackle the real world.
What are the best cities for new graduates? Well according to Rent.com, Austin, Texas comes in as #1 on the list with unemployment at a low 6% and the top industries being technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.
What other cities made the list?
Houston, Dallas, Boston, Baltimore, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Seattle, Washington D.C.
Check out the full post here on the best cities to move into:
In life, there’s often a handful of days and occassions where we really try to eat healthy for. There’s your wedding (or your friend’s/family’s), that spring break Hawaii/Cabo trip, and then there’s graduation.
So if you’re looking for ways to trim down before graduation, check out this post on Syattfitness.com.
Our favorite tip from the post?
“My favorite fruits while dieting are strawberries, watermelon, and oranges. I usually end up freezing and making them into some type of dessert along with Greek Yogurt and a protein powder.”
Do you have dieting or nutrition tips? Share them with us!
Today’s post was inspired by a recent post on Wisebread.com that covered fun things you could do with $50. http://www.wisebread.com/50-great-things-to-do-with-50
One of the recommendations we liked the best was #12:
“Make Goodies Boxes for Your Neighbors – Buy all the ingredients you need to make several batches of cookies or muffins, plus boxes, bags, baskets, and ribbons to make a nice presentation to give to your neighbors.”
Bringing this back to college students, this could easily be applied to graduating seniors and a great idea for graduting fraternity brothers or sorority sisters.
Fun Ideas for Fraternity Gifts
Photo / Photo Album from Greek days
Fun Ideas for Sorority Gifts
Business Card Holders
Perfume / Lotions
Photo / Photo Album from Greek days
Also, check out this great TedTalk on how to buy happiness.
The first weekend of May generally marks the start of graduation season. With that, we bring you some of our favorite commencement speeches. Do you have any favorite graduation speeches? Here are our top 3 that we like the best from commencement ceremonies.
So for most of the graduating seniors entering the workforce and already locked down with a job, it’s likely that the job won’t be your first and last one. It’s forecasted that generation Y will change jobs 20 times during their life. While in our parents’ generation, it was more common to stay at a company the duration of your life, today’s young professionals tend to hop around from company to company much more often.
So, when the time comes and you’ll be switching companies, what’s the best way to keep in touch with everyone and not burn bridges?
A recent article on lifehacker recommends:
“One way to stay in touch that isn’t too awkward is to occasionally email articles of interest and other relevant information.”
What do you think? Have you tried this or even used a similar technique with professors you truly admired?
How often do your friends take photos and sometimes catch you mid-chew or at at terrible time. And even better, they tag it on Facebook! Well, you’ll want to check out this video from Photographer Peter Hurley. He provides some times on how to look more photogenic. While his tips likely work, to be honest we tried them and they feel a little ackward at first. Hopefully after a few frames you’ll get use to it.
So what are you waiting for? Start practicing your graduation day poses!