With the opening of each graduation year, it is important for the recent grads to get some inspiration and start their new journey give positive mind. So to fill the hearts and minds of the students with encouragement and advice, these famous international celebrities took part for the commencement speeches.
Through their inspiring speeches, they also told the students about their lives’ ups and downs. So, let’s start the journey and see what they have said.
1. Oprah Winfrey at Stanford University
In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave the 28 minutes opening speech in front of Stanford University students. During her speech, she aroused the confidence of the students by sharing her story start from the failure. She also mentioned that how she started her career as a local news anchor in Nashville. Listen to her full speech below.
Steve Jobs was the speaker at Stanford University in 2005. In his speech, he told the story of his life but focused more on his failures. As he believes that the failure in life teaches so much. He mentioned everything, how he fired from Apple and started NeXT Computer and so on. Listen to his complete commencement speech below.
After twenty years from his graduation, this show host and comedian, return to the campus for the commencement speech. The university crowd was so much overwhelmed 2004. He talked about his life at Virginia College and also offered up the students with advice for their future. You can know about various future options by listening to his speech.
Stephen gave his commencement speech in the front of the 2015 batch at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. In his speech, he talked about this success in his life and how he achieved that. Through his speech, he ironically taught the students difference between college life and real life. See below how perfectly he speak up.
5. Katie Couric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katie Couric delivered his commencement speech at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. In his speech, he urged the students that they should work hard, and then even work harder than before. He added that students might feel they can’t, but they have to survive. Listen to his whole inspiring video below.