Get Graduation-Ready by Attending Grad Expo
Get yourself ready for graduation and commencement by attending Grad Expo at the Welcome Center and Barnes & Noble Bookstore from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. November 3, 4 and 5. At Grad Expo, you can pick up your commencement tickets, purchase your cap and gown and join the alumni association.
Join the alumni for $10 for 2 years and receive a gift
Joining the alumni association is a great way to stay connected to Wayne State after your graduation. If that’s not reason enough, here are some more:
- Wayne State pride
- Career resources
- Graduate School application fee waiver
- Volunteer opportunities
- Wayne State magazine and Generation Wayne e-newsletter
- Free use of Matthaei facilities and university libraries
Join today for $10 and receive a T-shirt, license plate frame or print of Old Main. Click here and become a member today!
December 2009 Commencement Ceremony Schedule
Saturday, December 12, 2009
10 a.m. School of Library and Information Science, College of Nursing, School of Medicine (Ph.D. and master’s degree candidates), Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Social Work
3 p.m. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Sunday, December 13, 2009
10 a.m. College of Education, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
3 p.m. School of Business Administration, College of Engineering
For more information, click here.
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.
The Wayne State University Career Services office offers programs and services that can help you in your career development. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops, events and job fairs. Counselors are available to meet and assist you in a variety of areas such as resume writing, interview skills and networking. To make an appointment and learn more about what Career Services can do for you, visit www.careerservices.wayne.edu.
School of Business Administration students are welcome to visit the School of Business Administration Career Planning and Placement Office for assistance. In addition, visit WayneBizCareers.com, the custom online recruiting system available to Wayne State business students, alumni and employers. Use it to post resumes and search for potential employers and employment opportunities. It also includes a calendar of workshops, on-campus interviews, annual career fairs and company recruiting events.
Learn How to Lead from Today’s Leaders
The Wayne State University Alumni Association and Dean of Students Office co-sponsor a series of discussions for current Wayne State students titled “Lessons in Leadership,” featuring former students who are now leaders in the business, healthcare, education and government communities. These lectures allow you to listen and learn from alumni in the business, education and healthcare fields, to name a few, who not long ago were in your position. You will have to the opportunity to discuss with these leaders their leadership experiences and the role leadership plays in the work they do every day.
All current Wayne State students are invited to attend the upcoming “Lessons in Leadership” lecture from 5-6 p.m. November 11 with N. Charles Anderson, president/CEO of Detroit Urban League. Click here for more information or to make a reservation.
Be in Wayne State Magazine!
Do you have a job lined up for after graduation? Have you already started your new job? We want to hear about it! Tell us what you've learned so far, and what you have yet to learn.
Wayne State magazine, your alumni publication, will be featuring recent alumni and their first jobs in an upcoming issue.
E-mail editor firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're interested in being featured in the magazine.
Robert Fulghum, American author, offers advice that might be helpful to you as you graduate.
A few of his thoughts:
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
For more of Fulghum’s words of wisdom, click here.
Connect With Us Online
The Wayne State University Alumni Association and Wayne State magazine are on Facebook.
Visit our page, join the Wayne State Alumni group and start posting on our wall while connecting to other Wayne State students and alumni. Click here to join our group. Also, become a fan of our award-winning alumni magazine. Click here to become a fan of Wayne State magazine on Facebook.
You can also check us out on MySpace and YouTube while following us on Twitter. Find your fellow Wayne State alumni and friends and keep up to date on the alumni association’s latest benefits and events.
- Grad Expo:
Welcome Center and Barnes & Noble Bookstore
9 a.m.-7 p.m. November 3, 4 and 5
- Join the alumni association:
Click here to join for $10 for 2 years or call (877) WSU-ALUM
- Upcoming Events: