The popular song “Graduation” by Vitamin C will be ringing in the ears of many Wright State students Saturday, June 12.
We go through many graduations in our lives. It beings when we are five, in kindergarten. We have just learned our alphabet and the colors and were advancing on to elementary school to learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. We make it all the way through to 8th grade after our awkward pre-teen years and step through the doors of high school. We learn more advanced math and English skills, learn to drive, and experience our first loves. For most of us, after four years and a bigger graduation celebration than the one we had as a kindergartener, it is off for more schooling. We all choose different institutions to go to depending on which area of study we want to pursue. Now for thousands of Wright State students, it is time for their biggest graduation yet: college graduation.
Senior Kim Collins will be amongst those graduating this year. She will receive a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Human Resources Management. She will walk across that stage and whereas before, she would be more prepared for more schooling this time Collins has plans of getting an entry-level human resource job and an HR Assistant. This graduation ceremony is completely different than the others before. Collins feels that Wright State has prepared her for the upcoming adventure known as the “real world”. “WSU has prepared me for graduation in a few ways. First, in most of my business classes, we worked in groups, and I know in the business world teamwork is essential” said Collins. Not only was teamwork learned in Collins’ classes, she got hands on experience as well. “In one of my classes I was able to help make a human resources manual for a local business, so that gave me valuable hands-on experience”.
So as some say good bye to Wright State and hello to new experiences, Wright State will always have a close spot in us. It is and has been teaching and preparing us for what is outside of the walls of the campus buildings. The instructors and staff have been responsible for creating the future employees of local Dayton companies. The Wright State graduates will be entering the work force in Dayton. With many skills and accomplishments on their resumes, they are ready to shine their bright white smiles and give you what they have to offer. Any they will be ready to accept what this world has to offer them.
*Commencement is Saturday, June 12th at the Ervin J. Nutter center. The ceremony begins at 10 am and lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Doors open at 8:30 am to the public but graduates are to report NO LATER THAN 8:30 am.