A shield, crest or traditional banner - we are looking for the logo to be reminiscent of an exclusive club, fraternity, society or traditional institution. Something that feels like an elite, established institution that has existed for decades.
The company name is GraduateHQ, although the abreviation of GHQ should appear somewhere on the logo.
Our themes are the alignment of Real Life, Social Life and Corporate Life
Rela Life: think family, mortgage, repayments, insurance, costs, reality
Social Life: think friends, parties, events, fashion, informal, fun
Corporate Life: think formal, business, contracts, power, corproate
Another idea we liked was perhaps GHQ written with a graduation board hat (as worn at graduations) sitting just off the end of the Q with a city scape outline in the background.