Congratulations Firebird Graduates! All your hard work has paid off and you'll be walking across that stage soon.
Leaving college and heading into the "real world" can be intimidating... even if you've been working the entire time you were taking classes. You have the skills to succeed. What you've learned in the classroom (and on the job) can help you tackle all those "real world" problems.
All those hours you spent writing papers have prepared you for drafting memos or work reports. All those hours reading have gotten you ready to review company emails, manuals, training materials, and research. All those hours taking online classes has given you a background in attending meetings whether they are online or in person. You have the skills already, you'll just be using them in a slightly different manner.
Research doesn't end when you leave the University, it just changes shape.
While you may be leaving campus, you are forever a part of the Firebird family. You will always be welcome back at the library and can apply for alumni privileges. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-274-6009 for further information. You will need to provide proof of alumni status. Requests for alumni privileges are approved through the alumni office and by the library director.
Congratulations, Firebirds! We can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll do.