It's May, and millions of young adults across the U.S. are getting ready to cross the stage, get a diploma and start a new phase of their lives. As college students go from the classroom to the working world, many of them wonder how they will cope with significant challenges like paying rent, maintaining relationships, and juggling loans while getting — and hopefully keeping — a job.
CNBC Make It is here to help.
We spoke exclusively to some of the nation's top business leaders and personal finance gurus, career coaches, bestselling authors, CEOs, self-made millionaires and billionaires and Wharton's No. 1 professor. For the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out the speeches or bits of advice that they are most excited to share with the Class of 2017, using the hashtag #MakeItNewGrads.
Here are the celebrities and influencers who will be sending their best to America's graduates:
James Altucher, self-made millionaire and entrepreneur