Graduating Students Ready For Life After School

Staff says the graduates have the knowledge they need to take into their professional careers and the students say they're ready.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 6:08 PM
Updated: May. 14, 2018 7:35 PM

Spring semester 2018 is almost over and graduation is this weekend as thousands of students will head into the workforce.

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Staff says the graduates have the knowledge they need to take into their professional careers and the students say they're ready.

Chico State is buzzing with graduation preparations for the 128th Commencement Ceremonies set for this weekend.

The university says this year their graduating class is larger than years past.

More than 4,000 students will don their caps and gowns and receive their diploma.

Murphy says, "That total is a little on the higher side for us and so we're extatic for that total."

3,800 undergrad students and 300 graduate will be walking the stage after spending years here on campus.

One student told me the years flew by.

Sanchez says, "It feels like just last month I started my first semester and now I'm walking on Friday and it's just kind of surreal. I feel like it won't sink in until I'm done, until I'm walking that type of thing yeah."

Sanchez will graduate with a degree in sociology and will pursue his dream job.

He already has a job with the Glenn County Sheriff's Office as a correctional deputy.

Sanchez says, "I got that as a full-time job already setup. It took 3.5 months for the background check and everything to go through, my polygraph and my psychological exam. It all passed and I landed the job and I start the 22nd, so I've got about 3 days to relax and then full-time job right off the bat."

And the university added that Sanchez and the other students leaving Chico State have the foundation they need to be successful in the future.

Murphy says, "Whether it's into the working force, whether it's sending them out to further their education. We're very happy to send out the thousands of students after graduation and we're always waiting on the next batch of incoming students."

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