Graduation time is both an exciting and anxious time for a lot of university students. It’s a time when you finally feel grown up, but still feel unsure about what to do with the rest of your life. graduation speeches are meant to simultaneously ally fears and inspire one to brave the challenges that lay ahead.

The world wide web is filled with many great and not so great commencement speeches. Unfortunately, most seem to say the same thing and very few are truly inspiring. But every so often you get a truly amazing speech which comes at you like a breath of fresh air, inspiring you to go and do something amazing with your life. Below are my top 3 favorite commencement speech of all time. What’s yours?

Steve Job’s 2005 Commencement Speech



Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Commencement Speech



Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 Commencement Speech