People often say that college is some of the best four years of your life, and as a senior in college, I’m fully embracing the nostalgia and sadness that is going to come with graduation. There’s nowhere else where a group of young adults can work hard, and party harder, while trying different things and learning about interesting topics without consequence. One of the coolest parts of college has to be the unique perspectives offered by varying professors and guest lecturers, who are all more than thrilled to share their own life experiences.

The newly-graduated Justin Jay knows this all too well, and as a recent college graduate who is making some serious waves with his forward-thinking approach to his music, he is in a unique position to share his experiences of developing his burgeoning artist career as a student at the University of Southern California. As a freshman at USC, Justin made his debut on dirtybird, making him the youngest artist on the reputable imprint’s roster. His next four years were spent as student at one of the most prestigious music schools in the nation, which gave Justin the remarkable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the industry while developing his music under the dirtybird brand.

Now, with his degree in hand, Justin is setting off to three colleges on a Mom, I Graduated College Class tour that kicks off at The New School in New York before making his way to Northeastern and wrapping up the tour at the distinguished Harvard University in Boston.