I just want to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS! You made it! Your hard work has been paid off. I'm telling you this for real. This is the greatest achievement! I also know what some of you are thinking: Graduating in the middle of the global pandemic and recession. I just want to let you know that all of you who are the graduates of 2021 are some of the most powerful batches that could ever graduate. As someone who graduated in 2020, I know the sentiments. We have been there. I also have tips for you regarding surviving the pandemic and its effects. First of all, my first advice is that you are not alone in this kind of situation. Adjust, adjust and adjust. You have to be emotionally and mentally prepared. Be flexible. My tip is to take deep breaths at some point. Calm down. Millions and millions of people have been losing employment. Many insurmountable challenges have been emerging. Therefore, do not be pressured. Trust God in your situation. Be versatile towards the challenges that will come up. Secondly, take a break from all the academics as long as you can. In order to be safe and if possible, I suggest searching for home-based jobs. You have worked hard enough to complete the four or five years of higher education. Thirdly, do not give up. If you are sad, allow feeling your emotions. After this, get back up and continue to fight through the challenges. You can do it!! I believe in you all!!! Focus first on celebrating your achievement which is graduation.