Let’s Graduate! -May 2009

Congratulations, graduate! This week when you cross Tom Adams Field and receive your diploma, you will officially become a Wayne State alumnus. 

As an alum, you join an illustrious group of more than 230,000 alumni all over the world. Whether you stay in the area or move cross country; or enter graduate school or join the professional ranks, the alumni association is here to keep you connected to your alma mater and ease your transition into being a Wayne State alumnus through communications, programs and events. 

So as you celebrate this momentous accomplishment, the alumni association wishes you well and welcomes you as a Wayne State alum! 


Commencement 2009

Commencement will be held next Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8, in the WSU Football Stadium on the Tom Adams Field. 

Visit www.commencements.wayne.edu to check out all of the latest commencement information, including the commencement guide. For more information, call (313) 577-2414.


Two Years - $10 (and a free gift!)

Joining the alumni association is a great way to stay connected to Wayne State after graduation. If that’s not reason enough, here are some more: 

1. Wayne State pride
2. Career resources
3. Networking
4. Graduate School application fee waiver
5. Volunteer opportunities
6. Events
7. Discounts
8. FREE Gift
9. Wayne State magazine and Generation Wayne
10. Free use of Matthaei facilities and university libraries 

Join today for $10 and receive a t-shirt, license plate frame or watercolor print of Old Main. Click here to become a member today! (Remember to select “new grad” membership.) 


Vote for Best of Wayne State

What do you like best about Wayne State?  

www.alumni.wayne.edu/bestof to vote for your favorites. Results will be included in the next issue of Wayne State magazine. 

Wayne State magazine is an exclusive benefit for members of the alumni association. If you're not already a member,
click here to join. 


Career Corner

CareerBoost Workshop

Get a boost on your new career by attending CareerBoost: Lights, Camera, Action from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. 

Think you ought to be in pictures? Here’s your chance to find out how. Ken Droz of the Michigan Film Office will detail new film projects coming to Michigan and the jobs that are resulting from them. Learn how you can be a part of the Hollywood action both on screen and off, and find out about opportunities in the new studios.

To make a reservation, click here or call (313) 577-2300.
Career Resources

Looking for a job?  Want to go to a career fair?  Need help writing your resume? 

Get help with these questions and more from Wayne State’s Career Services department. Visit www.careerservices.wayne.edu or call (313) 577-3390.

Don’t forget to check out the alumni association job board. Click here to find a job today!


Money, Money, Money

With graduation comes excitement, relief and perhaps concerns regarding your student loans. 

Click here to learn more about your loans, repayment options and loan consolidation. 


Show Off Your Diploma

You’ve worked hard for your diploma and you deserve to show it off. Purchase a Wayne State diploma frame, which includes a double mat in green and gold and a full-color reproduction of the watercolor Old Main by artist and alum William A. Bostick, '54. Click here for more info.   


Stay a Warrior:  Enroll in Grad School at Wayne State

If you are considering attending Graduate School, why not enroll at Wayne State?  Click here for more information. (Members of the alumni association receive a Graduate School application fee waiver.)  


Making a Fashion Statement: Cap and Gown Style

Your cap and gown are purchased, but do you ever wonder why you will be wearing this apparel to receive your diploma? Click here to find out more about this traditional graduation attire and be in the know when you proudly wear it on graduation day.  

Important Info

Join the alumni association today! To purchase a two-year membership for only $10, click here or call (877) WSU-ALUM.

Upcoming Events

Tigers Night and Fireworks 

CareerBoost! Lights, Camera, Action

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We Want to Hear from You!

You are Generation Wayne.  You’re young. You’re growing more confident. And every day you’re facing new challenges: a new job, or a new home. Tell us what you are up to now that you are a graduate (send a picture too) and we will feature you in an upcoming Generation Wayne e-newsletter.  Send your update to ap9048@wayne.edu.

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Generation Wayne is published by the Wayne State University Alumni Association. Questions or comments can be directed to Alumni Association Executive Director Ty Stevenson, at tystevenson@wayne.edu

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