A special note for seniors

Courtney Upah, Staff Writer

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As the spring semester comes to an end I know that I will be graduating soon, and I’ve been realizing that there are a lot of things to take care of before graduation at Wayne State College. So here are some tips from a senior with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a minor in journalism.

 

First off, make sure that you fill out your graduation application. According to the e-mails I got online from WSC you have to fill out this application one semester ahead of time or else you will not be able to graduate.

 

Another important thing to do is stay in contact with your advisor as well as records and registration. Your advisor is there to help whether it be checking credits, figuring out classes or even just answering questions. However, whether you’re a senior or a freshman, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on your credits and classes to know where you’re at. Last year I would have never realized I could graduate early if I hadn’t looked at the credits I had and afterwards signed up for some summer classes.

 

Records and registration is also important to talk to because they’re the people who know what your official transcripts are. If you have any questions they are extremely helpful. They will be the ones that let you know if you are really ready to graduate or not, so it’s always good to check on this sooner rather than later.

 

Lastly, if you are close to graduation it never hurts to talk to career services and spruce up your resume. If you’re looking for an internship or a job for after graduation career services is a great resource. I had an internship last summer at CAASA (Center Against Abuse and Sexual Assault) and career services had helped me get everything set up. I had help revising my resume, finding the internship, and you have to report in during the internship so they helped me every step of the way. And now that I’m looking to graduate, there is another person I’ve gone to to help me find a job for after graduation and that has also been going well. Not to mention how kind and inviting all of the workers at career services are, so you really can’t go wrong.

 

To underclassmen, these tips can help you as well, and to those graduating this semester, I wish you good luck. Graduation is both an exciting and frightening time, but with these tips hopefully the journey is a little easier.

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