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Alumni Offer Advice to the #granitegrad Community

A Note and coffee

Spring2016AlumniReception.jpgAs we approach another Granite State College graduation ceremony, we wanted to share well wishes from our alumni community!

Here are their life lessons and career advice for each and every #granitegrad in the Class of 2016.


Paul D. - B.S. in Criminal Justice Management, Class of 2004. M.S. in Leadership, Class of 2014

Learning doesn't end with your degree. In fact it's just the beginning. Engage your employer with the knowledge you have obtained. Tell them you're willing to step up and help move the mission forward.

Jean D. - B.S. in Applied Studies, Class of 2009

Remember this is a beginning – keep going, education never ends! Reach out to your fellow man, especially those who haven’t had the opportunity as we've had – it's never too late!

Ken C. - B.S. in Applied Technology, Class of 2009
Seek your goals and passions while sharing who you are. Continue to dream.
Kathleen A. - B.S. in Business, Class of 2010
I didn’t get my degree to advance my career. I did it for me. I wanted to tell my kids that they need a college education. To do that, I had to get one first. I missed out on the typical college experience, but my experience was just as rewarding and enlightening. And fun!
Amy B. - B.S. in Business Management, Class of 2013
Don't give up on what you're striving to achieve! No matter your doubts or obstacles - remember you're worth it! Nothing that is worth the effort is easy – you got this.

Use GSC Career Services! They have wonderful knowledge and tools you may need.
Sara A. - B.S. in Psychology, Class of 2015
Just be positive and push yourself! You are stronger and more capable than you think! Stay focused and remember that every day of this journey, you are one step closer to your goal. Good luck 2016 Graduates!
Sandy F. - B.S. Applied Studies, Class of 2015
Perseverance is key. Start today and you'll soon discover how quickly you can accomplish your degree.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -Andre Gide

Sara G. - M.S. in Leadership, Class of 2015

Always remember to stop and reflect. You can’t do your best work if you don’t take care of yourself first.

One of my professors once told me... "You can’t rake leaves in a hurricane!" It’s true! Do one thing at a time and always do your best.

Smile, be kind, and be reasonable. Everyone wins that way.


Congratulations, Class of 2016!