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Senior Class Council helps prepare fellow seniors for graduation
College graduation is a time for celebrations, feelings of accomplishment, and mixed emotions. For CU senior Chantal Skeen, it's no different. "I feel happy,nervous, sad, um anxious it seems like four years went by really fast and that I just can't believe graduation is only four weeks away."
The college commencement ceremony, an important day for graduates, along with their friends and families, marks the end of one chapter and the start of another.
For many graduates, that means stepping out into the unknown. "I feel unprepared. I know what I want to do but I also want time to travel before I settle down with a serious job. So I guess the fact that I don't know the exact date I am going to put my degree to use makes me feel anxious," Skeen said.
It's understandable that graduates would feel some anxiety when making such a big life change. For those feeling a little unprepared and disconnected from their
fellow graduates, there is the Senior Class Council. It is a student group dedicated to helping seniors make the most of their final year at CU and to easing the transition from student to professional.
According to their Mission, the Senior Class Council will help seniors learn the transition from undergraduate to alumnus, social awareness, transitioning into a career and important information regarding commencement and graduation.
Brett Forrest the SCC video chair explains, "The Senior Class Council is in charge of not only graduation and the commencement ceremony but senior week, several networking nights, and the senior gift which is basically the way for the senior class to leave their legacy behind at CU as they move on into the future."
The SCC has been holding events exclusively for seniors and alumni all year long with Monday April 11th marking the start of the official Senior Week 2011 which Brett said, "is a culmination of the year for all the seniors to get together at various events and to focus on the senior class gift." This year the senior class gift is making donations to the students school's of choice in the form of scholarships or money for other general academic needs.
For the complete list of events for Senior Week 2011, make sure to "like" the CU Boulder Senior Class Council Facebook page.