Classes are over for the semester, and all that is left for students is some final exams and the graduation ceremony. The commencement ceremony will be held next week, and it’s even going to be broadcast on a live webcast. This is a great way for the families of students to watch the ceremony, even if they live far off and are unable to attend in person. Some students come to Rowan from out of state, and others come from North Jersey and have a several hour drive to get here. For anyone who is far away, or who has another reason why they can’t make it to the commencement in person, the webcast offers a chance to watch the ceremony from a distance. It’s also an alternative for students who have very large families, since there are a limited number of tickets available for the ceremony. There are over 2300 graduating seniors this year, and it would be impossible for all of them to invite 10 or 20 people a piece. It’s helpful then to have an alternative way for friends, extended family, and others to still see the ceremony.
After graduation, students are going to be faced with the question of what comes next. While a lot of students might be looking for local jobs, there are opportunities available on a much broader scale. For example, a recent Rowan Today article shared the stories of some Rowan graduates who are doing amazing things after graduation, including one who is traveling to Africa as part of the Peace Corps. The article lists a lot of other amazing things Rowan graduates are doing, including some pretty interesting career opportunities.
Students who aren’t yet sure what they’re going to do can get help from the Rowan Career Management Center, which offers support to alumni and recent graduates. One of the ways they help Rowan students find jobs is by organizing job fairs, such as the Gloucester County Career Resource Event. They also offer support for resumes, interviews, and online resources for job searches.
Rowan Alumni can also keep in touch with each other through various events, which help graduates stay connected even if their paths take them in different directions in life. Keeping up to date on what’s happening at the Rowan Alumni website can help graduates keep in touch with the same community that supported them throughout their academic career.
Best wishes to all of the upcoming Rowan graduates!