Now that you have graduated, make a list of people who have helped you along the way. Of course, you must write thank you notes for any scholarship you have received, but it is also an excellent practice to always thank anyone and everyone who has encouraged you. At the very least, write email appreciations, but it is even more thoughtful to take the time to buy a box of blank cards (they don't have to be expensive or fancy) and write a thoughtful note. Be specific about what you most appreciated about have this person on your support team. Continue this practice throughout your life. Thank people who give you gifts as well as their time and expertise. Not only is this a gesture of respect, it will help people remember you in the future. It may be a thank you note
Kathy Garrett has been a school counselor for over 30 years, and a college counselor for well over a decade.