As the Class of 2014 hurtles toward The Real World, they are held in good stead by their Bowdoin education and experiences, which include lessons gleaned from President Barry Mills. Mills launched a new four-part series earlier this semester to help prepare seniors for some of the logistics of life after college.
In the first session, Mills spoke about what to expect at one’s first job after graduating. The next session, offered by Rya Conrad-Bradshow of The Fullbridge Program, tackled personal finances and budgeting — those important next steps after landing one’s first job. Matt Rubins, who also works with Fulbridge, ran the third session. He spoke about the ways graduates could save and invest their money and grow their assets, making a point to stress the importance of starting to save for retirement early. The final session featured five young alumni who returned to campus to speak about the trials and tribulations of finding housing in four urban markets: San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston. Read the full story.