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What the Class of 2008 can teach the Class of 2020

Advice from those who graduated in the midst of the last recession.

In the midst of the global pandemic about 400,000 students finishing their degrees in 2020 have seen opportunities evaporate overnight.

Twelve years ago, graduates faced similar anxiety when the global financial crisis threw much of the world into recession. Banks collapsed, businesses went under, and millions of people lost their jobs.

So what can the Class of 2008 teach the Class of 2020? Do read this great article about three graduates from 2008 who talk about their path to success and have some great advice for their younger counterparts:

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