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Commencement exercises on campus Friday included ceremonies for the School of Law, School of Medicine, and undergraduate and graduate ceremonies for five other colleges and schools.
Commencement exercises on campus Friday included ceremonies for the School of Law, School of Medicine, and undergraduate and graduate ceremonies for five other colleges and schools.

Commencement

Job or no job, Jordan Goldenberg of Louisville, Ky., is moving to California later this month to pursue his interests in the entertainment industry. He’s hoping that personal contacts there will help him land his first job out of college. Goldenberg, a mass-communications major with a concentration in advertising, said he loved playing the piano and guitar but wasn’t sure that his talents would be enough to pay the bills.

“I chose a career where I could make a living with my creative ability and not be a starving artist,” he said.

Brandi Elliott, originally from California, and Krystal Hughes of Marion were awarded master’s degrees in health administration from the Arnold School. Both admitted that the job market was more difficult than they thought it would be. But they are optimistic.

“I’m looking,” said Elliott, whose search for a job began about seven months ago.

Hughes said she’s searching, too.

“I want to work for a state or federal agency on healthcare policy. That’s where changes begin,” she said.

Stuart Fox, a psychology major, is headed home while hunting for a job in federal law enforcement. But he doesn’t mind that the search might take a while longer. Home is Myrtle Beach, and the sun and surf are calling.

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Saturday (May 9) schedule
At Colonial Life Arena

 

   9:30 a.m.

  • Honors College
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Speaker: Gerald Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology

 

   1 p.m.

  • Doctoral degree ceremony
  • Speaker: Michael Amiridis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing

 

   3:30 p.m.

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
  • Fort Jackson Military Base Program
  • Interdisciplinary Programs
  • School of Music
  • College of Social Work
  • Palmetto Programs
  • Speaker: Donald L. Fowler, advertising executive and political consultant and former chair of the Democratic National Committee

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