Commencement Address by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF Washington College – Chestertown, Maryland

It is an intriguing question – What comes next?

I imagine that from the time you were young, just like my two sons, you were asked some version of “What comes next?”

When you are in middle school, people ask if you are excited to start high school.

In high school, people – and by people, I mean your parents’ friends – ask what college you will attend and what your major will be?

In college, other people – usually your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents – ask what job you will have when you graduate – or, perhaps, if you will go on to grad school?

If so, what school? Law, medicine, business? Trust me, the questions do not go away...

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