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Eugene Robinson addresses graduates during Saturday afternoon's ceremony
Eugene Robinson addresses graduates at Saturday afternoon's ceremony.

Students ready to hit the job market

The University of South Carolina concluded a whirlwind weekend of commencement ceremonies Saturday afternoon, awarding 4,400 degrees over two days.

Saturday afternoon’s commencement honored graduates of the College of Education; School of Music; College of Engineering and Computing; College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management; College of Social Work; Fort Jackson Military Base Program; Interdisciplinary Programs; and Palmetto Programs.

For graduates, it was a day for celebration and a time to think about what’s next.

Kevin Anderson of Spartanburg graduated in the first class of biomedical engineers in the College of Engineering and Computing.

“We were the first class to go through the biomedical engineering program, so that was exciting,” Anderson said. “It was an interdisciplinary program so we learned a lot about a lot of different stuff.”

He’s in the job hunt now, looking for the best options for his engineering skills.

Glenn Brown, 21, of Newport News, Va., will go back to his home state to use his new degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. He has accepted a job with Marriott in Williamsburg, Va. After a six-month program in operations, he hopes to move with Marriott to San Diego.

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