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Students should stay connected after graduation

Students should stay connected after graduation

By Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor

May 1, 2017

Graduation is upon us, and those who are leaving this great school of ours will be taking something of incalculable value with them. The connections we make in college, some would argue, are more valuable than the diploma we get when we graduate. That is why sustaining those networks and keeping frie...

How to spend your summer after graduation

How to spend your summer after graduation

By Harrison Lindholm, Special Sections Writer

May 1, 2017

Graduating college is quite an achievement as many people do not have the ability or the opportunity to attend a university. Graduating college, especially the University, is something to be proud of, and it should be properly celebrated. If you have not picked up a job, or if you get to have a smal...

You gain more in college than just a degree

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of the school year is a hectic time for everyone. Between studying for exams, picking next year’s schedule and making living arrangements, it’s easy to get distracted by the allure of summer, which is only a couple weeks away. Summer is also significant for those of us who will be graduatin...

University alumnus and former Google Exec Jeff Huber to speak at 2016 commencement

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on May 16, 2015.

By Aaron Navaro

March 31, 2016

University introduces Spring commencement speaker alum Jeff Huber, formerly of Google, currently CEO and creator of cancer research company Grail.Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, former Google senior executive and current CEO of cancer research company “Grail,” will be this year’s Illinois Commencement s...

Commencement speakers share hopes, advice for graduates

Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, keynote commencement speaker, addresses graduates at the campus-wide commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.

By Allison McIlvain

May 17, 2015

Rain showers couldn’t cloud the excitement of graduates and their families as they attended the University’s 144th campus-wide commencement ceremony on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.The event opened with a speech by Chancellor Phyllis Wise, who shared her hopes for the graduates.“I hope that your experiences ...

University senior reflects on getting the most out of college experience

Lauren Reed (right), senior in LAS, and friend Michelle Rudin (left) in front of Busey-Evans Residence Hall. Reed says she is excited about graduating in May but is also nostalgic about her experiences at the University.

May 5, 2015

The thought of another school year ending brings relief and joy to many students on campus. For another group of students, it brings feelings of nostalgia as they prepare for a major milestone in their lives: graduation. Lauren Reed, senior in ACES, is among this group of reminiscing students. She sai...

Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

Alternatives to joining the workforce post-graduation

By Jaini Shah

May 5, 2015

Most college students usually join the workforce after graduation. However, there are plenty of other routes students can take that do not necessarily involve working right away. Some employers are flexible and even offer later start dates to their employees. Whether it involves traveling, teaching ...

Seniors describe what they will miss most about University

Chris Liberio
Senior in Engineering

May 5, 2015

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="f6065f84-f1d8-11e4-adce-f71dbb1c1983"}} Mayuri Parmar Senior in LAS 1. Being around people who are interested in similar things. It’s easy to find groups with people who can relate to you, especially in RSOs. 2. Living close to my friends. It’s a tight-knit commu...

International students share their U.S. experiences

Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, will be returning to her home country of Malaysia after graduating in May.

May 5, 2015

When Fera Mohamad, senior in LAS, arrived at the University in fall 2011, she was nervous, but excited for her freshman year. After living her entire life in Sepang, Malaysia, she was not sure what to expect in the U.S. “All I knew about America is what I watched from the movies,” Mohamad said, ci...

A graduate’s bucket list

A graduate's bucket list

By Bella Jackson

May 5, 2015

Stephanie Christopher Senior in Business “As a genuine foodie, I strive to try every food truck that is available around campus. The last couple weeks of my college career will not be dedicated to bikini season preparation, but rather greasy food truck consumption. I am especially excited to try Pandam...

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

Follow your dreams, despite the odds

By Claire Hettinger

May 5, 2015

For all the dreamers graduating in May, this one’s for you. I’m glad you have decided to believe in your talents and dreams; you will make the world a better place. Now, listen: You’re going to be OK. I know the world likes to tell college students that unless they get a degree in math, science or bu...

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

Graduates stay in C-U for school, work

May 5, 2015

As graduation draws near, many seniors are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the University. There are a number of them, however, who will be returning to campus in the fall for graduate school. One such student is Irma Raouf, a community health major who plans to earn a master’s degree in human...

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