By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer|
The Pre-Graduation party offered graduation details and post-graduation advise.
Senior students on campus received plenty of useful information regarding graduation at the pre-graduation party, which was held at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Nov. 1.
This event was targeting seniors, but also hosted students from earlier stages of undergraduate careers.
“We set up for all students. We had an advising table to help them, introduce advising for the next couple of quarters or to see their holds or to direct them to who their adviser is,” said Director of Advising and Academic Services Eduardo Mendoza.
Many students express their fears on graduating due to the competitive job market and ambiguity of career choices.
So the purpose of this event was to help senior students cross the stage from college into their life after school and give students some information about the master programs as well.
“In talking to students, there are a lot of fears amount students to see they are really ready to graduate. I don’t know students know if they are truly ready to finished their college career and move on to other thing,” said Mendoza.
The advisor of this event, Erika Hernandez, thinks this event is a good opportunity for students to know what is coming in the future and to help them with their graduation process.
“We have our adviser double-check all the classes they are missing and checking their holds, filling in the grad check forms, sending them to the Bursar office, because after today, the price will go up to $45 instead of $25,” said Hernandez.
At the same time, students could enjoy the free food and music at the party.
“We want to make sure our seniors are excited about graduating, so we have this event for them. We are celebrating them,” said advisor Star Kafovalu.
It is Mendoza’s hope that students feel the support the school is offering.
“It is a good thing we are doing here, in turned of students feeling that they have support here in the university,” said Mendoza.
Students came to this event between their classes to take a break from their everyday routine.
But at the same time, they were able to feel the support from the university.
“I think this event is a wonderful thing to do for the students that are soon to graduate. It gave an opportunity to see what is coming ahead and to see that the school itself care enough to do this for you,” said student Emily Duncan.
There were many information tables from different departments from our campus to make sure students can get all the information they need.
“I really like this event. They have a lot of tables that have useful information,” said student Hector Navarro.
The event attendants also had a chance to participate in a raffle to win an iPad.
“Right now, we are targeting student who hoping to graduate in 2017. But then in the future we want to focus on students who are becoming seniors, because we want to make sure those juniors understand what senior life is going to be like,” said Mendoza.
Career Center, Advising & Academic Services and other campus departments will be offering similar events to all students in the upcoming quarters.