By ASHLEIGH GRIM
As soon as I began college, I was pressed to provide answers about internships, jobs and other future plans- but I never felt ready to answer them, or that I had the right answer.
By EMILY KEEHAN
Graduation is both anticipated and feared by senior students.
By SARAH HAMPTON
It is not about post-grad jobs or internships that are already on every senior’s mind, it is about the privilege of walking across the graduation stage.
By ISABEL FAUST
“Congrats,” “Make the Most of it,” and “Have Fun,” are all phrases I have heard over and over at my high school graduation, along with, “college will be the best four years of your life.”
By SHAWNYA PETERSON
You’ve just graduated, diploma in hand and ready to begin life in the real world. Now, the first step is… to move back into your childhood bedroom at your parents’ house. After four years of living more or less on your own, moving home after graduation can feel like a step backwards, in no small part due to the social stigma associated with it.
By JOSEPH GARAY
The end of the academic school year is fast approaching. As professors and students alike begin to wrap up their semesters with an eye towards summer vacation, there is a portion of the school population that is preparing for, whether with dread or excitement, May 7, 2016.
By REINA DATTA
According to the Washington Post, only 62 percent of college graduates entered a field that required a college degree, while only 27 percent of those graduates landed a job that was directly related to that field.
By MICHAEL O’NEAL
As graduation rapidly approaches for the University of Mary Washington’s class of 2015, the goal of finding a job looms ever more threateningly above the heads of students.
As the spring semester has arrived, most seniors are finishing up their last minute requirements that will allow them to graduate.
Graduation is quickly approaching and the job search is both time consuming and stressful. We all wonder about the likelihood of actually sealing the deal after graduation.
It seems that the University of Mary Washington’s efforts to go green don’t stop at recycling and modifying its architecture, but go so far as to reuse guest speakers for major campus events.
By CHESTER EICHENBRENNER
I asked UMW’s graduating seniors three questions: what have you done to prepare for graduation? Have you utilized any of UMW’s facilities to prepare for graduation? Do you feel UMW is a good school to prepare you …
The University of Mary Washington officially announced the graduation speakers on Dec. 6 for this year’s graduate and undergraduate commencement addresses, choosing speakers that continue UMW’s active role in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.
The two congressmen, …
It finally feels like spring, but I’m still sad. Only this time I don’t think it’s due to a chemical imbalance in my brain.
With two weeks left of the semester, and, for me and hopefully most other seniors, two …
UMW has a strict policy in place that prevents students who haven’t completely finished the required 120 credits within four years from walking across the graduation stage with their class. This includes those students who are merely one …
By Frances Womble
Graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony will be sporting a new color – green.
For the first time, UMW seniors will have eco-friendly regalia, made from renewable resources.
This new regalia, part of The Elements Collection …
By KATHLEEN FABIE Staff Writer
Retired Virginia Senator John Chichester and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Creative Operations at Universal Pictures Daniel R. Wolfe have been named as speakers for the respective graduate and undergraduate commencement addresses for the University …
Single White Unemployed Female: Lots to Miss: One Senior Tells The Things She'll Pine for After GraduationApril 7, 2010 | The Blue & Gray Press
In honor of the “Best and Worst of Mary Washington” being featured in this issue, I thought I’d give my “Things I’ll Miss the Most About UMW,” in no particular order. Since there’s only a few weeks until graduation, I …
BY EMMA CARONE
With the recent announcement that President Judy Hample will be resigning as of April 1, many seniors are left wondering how this will affect the rapidly approaching Graduation Ceremony.
Hample, who originally announced that she would be …
The state of the economy makes finding a job after college harder than ever, particularly for those majoring in non-traditional subjects, such as music.
This added pressure has led several UMW students to change their majors from music to something …
Students at Mary Washington are no strangers to experiencing issues while signing up for classes—either someone you know, or you yourself have experienced the living nightmare that can result from the course registration process at UMW.
It’s quite easy to …
Ashley Reams graduated from UMW last May, one year later than she had planned. According to Reams, she was unable to graduate with her class due to course registration problems.
“I knew it would be close to graduate, but not …
By HEATHER BRADY
Virginia First Lady Anne Holton will be the speaker for Mary Washington’s 2009 commencement.
She will address this year’s graduating class in Ball Circle on Saturday, May 9, according to a message from the Office of the …
By ALYSSA BEST Guest Columnist
Thousands of smart young women are are settling into their final semester at America’s top colleges and universities without a clue of how to get a job after graduation.
Six years ago, I was one …