We’re just coming out of graduation season, where millions of high school and college students all around the world earn their diplomas and sit together for two hours during a really boring ceremony. However, some lucky graduates got the opposite of boring when their schools brought in special (and famous) commencement speakers. It used to be that schools picked speakers based on their message or connection to the school. And while those are still considerations, schools these days are savvy enough to also consider what kind of viral boost they might get from prospective speakers.
When SNL alum, Andy Samburg, spoke at Harvard’s graduation, the Harvard Magazine was there to record it, and has already leveraged it to more than half a million views for their channel: