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Advice from JWU Providence’s Class of 2018

2018 JUW Providence Commencement

5/24/18 | At JWU Providence’s Commencement ceremony this year, more than 1,600 undergraduate degrees, 17 doctoral degrees and 350+ graduate degrees were awarded at JWU Providence’s Commencement ceremonies.

Emotions tend to run high on such a momentous day — partly due to the enormity of attaining a degree that one has worked so hard for (and put so much sweat equity into), but also because of the outpouring of love, support and pure joy from family, friends, colleagues and, of course, fellow students.

We asked a handful of newly minted grads to share their advice — as well as their biggest lessons learned — from their time at JWU.

Here’s what they had to say — read a sampling below, then watch the videos:

“I joined the men’s ice hockey team. It taught me how to be competitive, how to be disciplined, and how to pay attention to detail.”

“Meet new people. Go to new places. Try new activities! It’s just about taking advantage of every opportunity given to you.”

“JWU has a great 4 + 1 program, so I was able to get my undergraduate degree in 3 years and my grad degree in 1 year. And I got a great job that I’m starting at the end of the summer with a hotel company.”

“I worked full time while I was taking classes, but while I was doing that, I was able to apply everything I was learning. The classes related directly to my actual job, and it was great to see the payoff.”

“Don’t limit yourself. The sky’s the limit, ok? I love you!”

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Topics: Providence Commencement