Friday, May 14, 2010

Commencement Day at the University of Southern California

A few photos from a magical Commencement Day at the University of Southern California...USC knows how to throw a party!

6:30 a.m. and every chair has a Commencement program in place:

The speakers' platform in front of Doheny Memorial Library:

The "Conquest" fight song played at the end of the main ceremony:

Along with her election to Phi Beta Kappa, our daughter was one of 268 students, out of a few thousand, to be named a USC Renaissance Scholar because of her high GPA in very diverse fields of study. In addition to her History major, she completed minors in Geological Science (with an emphasis in Geohazards) and Cinema-Television.

After the main ceremony, "satellite ceremonies" are held all over campus by the many schools and departments, giving students individual name recognition.

The Shrine Auditorium across the street from campus, where our daughter received her diploma from the History Department:

Walking across the stage at the Shrine to accept her diploma:

After the ceremony we briefly attended a reception at the History Department:

After the reception we stood in the long line to take photos in front of Tommy Trojan:

And then a stop at the bookstore to pick up the essential item seen on thousands of Southern California cars:

And now, on to the job hunt! :)

Fight on!

Previously: Graduation Eve.

: Nice photos at the L.A. Photo blog.


Blogger Irene said...

Very nice. I was reading her comments over on Facebook so it's nice now to see the photos. What kind of job is she going to look for? Something in history or cinema-television.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi Irene!

For now she is looking for something in film production. She has been interning at a production company on the Universal lot and they are being supportive in her job hunt, helping her with leads and recommendations -- they are too small to hire her but have offered for her to continue coming in a couple days a week this summer and job hunting from there, "where the action is" and she would be handy for interviews, plus gaining a little more experience for her resume. We'll see!

Ultimately she may decide to go to grad school (pursuing a degree in film history with the goal of teaching at the college level being one possibility among several) but she wanted to take a break from school, get some work experience and take a good whack at starting to pay down her student loans. :)

Best wishes,

3:13 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Congrats to your daughter & best of luck hunting. Sounds like she's got a good start & can certainly network!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks so much, Carrie!

Best wishes,

4:58 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Congratulations on your daughter's splendid achievement. Wishing her all the best for a happy and productive future career.

4:17 AM  
Blogger la peregrina said...

Congratulations to your daughter for both graduating and doing a great job while she was there. How exciting for the whole family. :)

6:14 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks to you both for your congratulations and best wishes!

With appreciation,

12:40 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Looks like everyone had a grand time on a beautiful day! Congrats to your daughter!


1:11 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks so much, Missy!!

Best wishes,

1:12 PM  

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