Make It New Grads

Mark Cuban, Melinda Gates, Dave Ramsey and others will offer advice to new grads

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A graduating student of the City College of New York wears a message on his cap during the College's commencement ceremony in the Harlem section of Manhattan.
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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

James Altucher
Self-made millionaire: I wish I'd known 2 things when I graduated college

David Bach, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Automatic Millionaire"

Self-made millionaire and bestselling author David Bach
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 'The Automatic Millionaire': Do this and 'you can't fail'

Jim Barnett, CEO of Glint

Jenny Blake, former Google career coach and bestselling author of "Pivot"

Adam Grant, Wharton's No. 1 professor and the No. 1 national bestselling author of "Originals"

Grant Cardone, Founder and CEO of Cardone Acquisitions

A man named Ben, who chose not to give his last name, dressed as the McDonald's mascot Ronald McDonald, participates in a protest for higher wages for fast food workers in New York City.
Dear class of 2017: Brace yourself—life isn't fair and neither is business

Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation

Jim Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet, Inc., and host of CNBC's "Mad Money"

Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and investor on ABC's "Shark Tank"

Barbara Corcoran
‘Shark Tank’ star and self-made millionaire Barbara Corcoran’s advice: ‘Don’t listen to your mother!’

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and investor on "Shark Tank"

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban gives his 3 best pieces of advice for college grads

Ayesha Curry, host of the Food Network's "Ayesha's Home Kitchen"

Ayesha Curry reveals her best advice for turning a passion into a career

Turney Duff, author of "The Buy Side" and featured on CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide"

Turney Duff’s master class in Wall Street business dinners
How the jobs you don't get can change your life and make your career

Mark Ein, founder of the Venture House Group

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD

Melinda Gates, philanthropist and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Here's the No. 1 hard thing Melinda Gates says you need to do to succeed

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest

Sallie Krawcheck
Ex-Wall Street titan's 4-step plan to pay off loans and set yourself up for financial success

Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and star of CNBC's "The Profit"

Suze Orman, personal finance expert and former host of CNBC's "The Suze Orman Show"

Suze Orman's No. 1 tip for succeeding at work

Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and host of America's 3rd largest nationally syndicated talk radio show "The Dave Ramsey Show"

Why Dave Ramsey thinks you should keep living like 'a broke college kid'

Tony Robbins, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "UNSHAKEABLE: Your Financial Freedom Playbook" and "MONEY: Master the Game."

Tony Robbins: Only you can create the life you deserve—here's how

Anna Sale, host of the WNYC podcast "Death, Sex & Money"

Jen Sincero, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "You Are A Badass"

Kyle Taylor, founder and CEO of The Penny Hoarder

Farnoosh Torabi, host of CNBC's "Follow the Leader" and the award-winning podcast "So Money"

Sidney Torres, founder of IV Capital and host of CNBC's "The Deed"

Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling

Look for all of these to roll out over the next few weeks. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #MakeItNewGrads. And congratulations, Class of 2017!

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