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MS, Communication & Media Technology | BFA, '07
Saratoga Springs NY

Commencement 2008

Ashley Hennigan on Tuesday, 27 May 2008. Posted in Advising & Support, Faculty, Student Life

 Sure, there are certainly some Tigers out there who are not fans of lengthy ceremonies with thousands of people, packed inside the Gordon Field House on a beautiful day. But whether the ceremony is your cup of tea or not, everyone can appreciate graduation weekend for the momentous occasion that it is.


Graduation Day is known for marking both a beginning and an end (usually the theme of any cookie-cutter commencement speech), but for an RIT student it is certainly a definitive moment in their life as a Tiger. It is the end of four (or five) years of experiential education and the beginning of what is to come next… the “real world.” 

One of the most exciting things about this day is remembering and rediscovering the diversity that makes up the RIT family. The campus welcomes the families and friends of graduating students to celebrate a job well done.


Photo by A. Sue Weisler

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this year's event, the weekend turned out to be extremely successful. The commencement addresss was given to the class of 2008 on Friday morning, May 23. Following the keynote by RIT's own provost, Stan McKenzie - individual college ceremonies took place through the evening and into Saturday afternoon.

What is a Tiger to expect after graduation?

- A job.  
 (or more schooling! Many students pursue graduate degrees.)

RIT's Career Service Office offers all of the following services to their Tiger alumni!

  • Personalized career advisement with a Career Services Program Coordinator- Online, phone, in-person appointments and walk-ins
  • Job search resources for your specific career field
  • Access to online job postings for RIT graduates
  • Automatic resume forwarding to employers -- just select a company and click!
  • Access to employers interested in hiring experienced professionals
  • On-campus interviews
  • Career Fairs- RIT On-Campus Fall and Spring Career Fairs, Federal Career Fair and college consortium Career Fairs
  • Career-related programs and events for alumni
  • Career Speakers Series --career advice from successful alumni
  • Mock Interview Programs – practice interviews with staff and employers
  • InterviewStream -- see and hear yourself online through virtual interview practice
  • WetFeet--career reports and research company profiles
  • CareerSearch--access to a database of over 4 million companies nationwide
  • Speed Networking events
  • Access to salary data
  • Career changer resources
  • Graduate school resources
  • Information on relocation and salary negotiation
  • Search a database of alumni volunteers who can answer your career questions
  • Free Online Community access, which allows you to browse 90,000 alumni contacts