Taylor Swift received an honorary degree from New York University – an honorary doctorate in fine arts that the singer received on Wednesday, May 18. After being awarded this prestigious award, she gave a very emotional speech of thanks (which was also the official opening speech of the university’s academic year).
At Yankee Stadium, Swift opened with a joke: “I’m 90% sure the main reason I’m here is because I have a song called ’22’,” she joked referring to the fact that to open the 2022 academic year (’22 in fact) there was no better name than a pop star who wrote a song with that title.
Although the artist did not have the canonical education and university experience of four years of college (as is customary in America), she has a lot of experience as a career woman, so her speech – which lasted almost 20 minutes – was was a valuable life lesson offered to recent graduates.
What he talked about is his entry into the world of work, that post-graduate phase that coincides with the beginning of his career, without sweetening that process, far from it. “Life can be tough,” she said. “We will have bad times. We will recover, we will learn from those moments and we will come out more resilient ”.
At the top and bottom of this article you can watch the video with Taylor Swift’s speech delivered at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday 18 May on the occasion of the opening of the academic year by New York University.