First of all, congratulations. What've you've achieved is a significant accomplishment you should be very proud of. A degree from Ohio State University - be it whatever path you took to get here - takes commitment, sacrifice, and hard work (even if you missed a few 9 AM classes and recitations along the way.)
You're lucky enough to come along at a great time for Ohio State. You've been part of a football national championship, gotten to enjoy the hustle of Aaron Craft, continued to raise the academic standing of the university, and have the privilege of having the only two-time Heisman winner in history as your commencement speaker.
For a good many of you the past four years (or five...maybe six?) were the best time of your life. I'm not going to lie to you and say you're wrong. If you were lucky enough to spend four undergraduate years in Columbus and took advantage of even a fraction of the opportunities and advantages it can off then yes - the real world is going to hit you like a ton of bricks.
So in an effort to mitigate some of that pain, let me offer you - one Buckeye alum to another - some advice and suggestions to ease the transition.
The first step is understanding your new surroundings, whether they be Columbus or some far off distant land.
Not everyone realizes that Saturdays are devoted to college football.