Tuesday December 16, 2014

Pomp and Circumstance

Nearly 580 University of Dayton students will receive degrees during commencement ceremonies that begin at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in University of Dayton Arena.

The ceremony will be available live online at the related link.

The University will hold a baccalaureate Mass at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in Chaminade Chapel.

Job prospects for this year's University of Dayton graduates, as well as those for graduates nationally, appear to be looking up. Employers responding to the National Association of Colleges and Employers survey for the Job Outlook 2015 report, which includes fall 2014 graduates, say they plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates.

"We definitely are seeing more of our students mulling job offers this October, November and December compared to last October, November and December," said Jason Eckert, University of Dayton director of career services.

If this year is better than last year, the news is outstanding for University of Dayton graduates. Ninety-five percent of spring 2014 University of Dayton undergraduates responding to a University of Dayton Office of Career Services survey reported being employed, pursuing an advanced degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation.

"This is a testament to the value of a University of Dayton degree," Eckert said. "A University of Dayton education prepares our graduates for the workforce, post-graduate studies, the military or a service program such as the Peace Corps. Whatever your career aspirations, the University of Dayton can help you reach them."

For complete information on University of Dayton's undergraduate and graduate ceremonies, visit the related link.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.