Send-Off Events

We apologize but all Grad Send-Off trips have been cancelled for Spring 2020. Click the link below for ticket refund information. 
Ticket Refund Information FAQs

 

Questions?
campuscenter@stockton.edu 


Get Centered Programming and Career Education and Development are working together to bring graduating students a Virtual Grad Send-Off Week. Be sure to follow our social media or check back here each day to explore the daily activities.

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Virtual Grad Send-Off

 

Handshake Exploration

Handshake

Thanks to Assistant Director of Career Education and Development, Jacob Helmeczi for putting together this helpful video about Handshake, the free app you can use to connect with employers, find jobs and internships, and connect with your peers.  You’ll learn why it’s the #1 way college students find jobs, and how to get started, in four short minutes. 


Tour Through the Hidden Worlds of National Parks

Tour Through the Hidden Worlds of National Parks

Just like you're at an exploration point for your next steps after Stockton University, take some time to explore (5) different National Parks throughout the United States. You can go as quick, or slow as you wish on this tour as park officials navigate you through in's and out's of each park. Enjoy your journey!

Are You Interested in Making Philadelpiha Your Future?

Campus Philly

 

Career Education & Development partners with Campus Philly where Stockton students/alumni can take advantage of all the arts, culture, entertainment, career, civic and leadership opportunities Campus Philly has to offer. Sign-up for a free account and get access to programs, events and more content.

Click the following links to see a snippet of what they have to offer:
Upcoming Virtual Events
Internships/Job Listings for Greater Philadelphia Region
Launch 2020 Events (postponed until Fall, but still good to keep in your back pocket)


 Get To Know Philadelphia

Philadelphia Skyline

Take a Tour
Tour Philadelphia through (25) twenty-five narrated steps of prominent areas within this beautiful city.

Neighborhoods of Philadelphia
Just like New York City, Philadelphia is grouped into neighborhoods all known for certain features and packed with things to do! Where would you live?

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
An immersive mixed media art environment where creator, Issiah Zagar, devoted his time and efforts to beautify the South Street neighborhood. 

Franklin Institute @ Home
For those who need to feed their curiosity about science!  The Franklin Institute aims to inspire a passion for science and technology, and has generated a virtual series to keep your interests peaked and feed that curiosity about science, experiments, recipes - and more! 

Independence Hall
This historic location is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and adopted. For now, checkout this virtual tour, but it’s surely a sight to add to your “must see” list as Philadelphia has many historic sites about our country's beginnings.

Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but now stands in ruin. Quick note, in the Fall ESP opens their doors to six scary attractions to ring in the Halloween season.

 

NOTE: This highlights only a FEW places within Philadelphia offering virtual amenities during this time, but the city itself is full of numerous opportunities, experiences and places to explore history, arts and beauty throughout every neighborhood.

Interview Tips

 

The Walt Disney Company is well known for their top-notch customer service by creating emotional connections with each of their customers. See below a correlation between a trip to Disney World and interviewing tips for our Class of 2020. 

 

PLAN AHEAD

In Disney Terms...

In Interviewing Terms...

Know important Disney terms before you go so you can be in the know and talk the talk. Here are a few to get you started but learn more.

ADR – Advanced Dining Reservations
AK – Animal Kingdom
MK – Magic Kingdom
CM – Cast Member
EMH – Extra Magic Hours

For more Disney acronym examples:  Click Here.

  • When applying for a position, be sure to customize your resume with industry terms and language used on the job description. Be sure to incorporate that language in your interview as well.

As with any trip, make sure your itinerary is all set and booked with the correct information. 

Have someone in your traveling party double check your confirmation numbers and reservations before you depart! Two sets of eyes are better than one!

  • When applying for a job, make sure all your information is filled out in its entirety and correctly. Double check application instructions and details before you submit.
  • Sometimes two sets of eyes are better than one. Have a Career Advisor, family member or friend review your resume and application materials before you submit. If submitted with errors, it's likely that you wont be considered for the positions.

When venturing to Disney properties, there’s a feel or expectation everyone has.

  • Research and understand the company, culture and dress code policy.
  • Dress in professional attire for an interview. Professional Attire = Business Suit!

Book advanced dining reservations 180 days out and fast passes 60 days ahead.

  • Assess, research and prepare for an interview. All the answers are online so be sure to take the time to learn about the company, find out what they value and plan to incorporate that information into your responses.
  • Practice your answers to common interview questions (i.e. tell me a little bit about yourself and why are you interested in this position?).

INTERVIEW DAY

In Disney Terms...

In Interviewing Terms...

Be prepared for a long day of fun ahead - pack lunches, sunscreen, sunglasses, or a rain jacket if needed.

Bring copies of your resume, a notebook and pen.

Arrive before park opening to maximize your day and get on all the attractions!

Always arrive 10-15 minutes early to prepare yourself.

You are soon entering “The Most Magical Place on Earth”!

If you got an interview, the company already thinks you are a fit for the job! Go in with confidence!

Be sure to smile and bring energy exhibiting you want the position you are interviewing for.

The Walt Disney Company has numerous accomplishments and attractions to boast about to potential visitors. These proven examples are what draws visitors to Disney properties. Tie your answers back to your skills and accomplishments. With any question you answer, it is important that you tie your background to the job by providing examples of solutions and results you’ve achieved. Use every opportunity to address the requirements listed in the job description.

 

AFTER YOUR BIG DAY

In Disney Terms...

In Interviewing Terms...

Thank a cast member for a great experience!

Be sure to send a quick thank you note within 24 hours of completing an interview.

Stay connected, follow us on social media!

Don’t forget to stay in touch. Even if you didn’t get the job, be sure to add the employer/interviewers to your network via LinkedIn. It’s all about the relationship building.


 Explore Disney World Virtually

Explore Disney World Virtually

Walt Disney World Virtual Tour

Don’t forget to click through:

And if you are a waterpark phanatic:

 

If you wish to venture through YouTube videos of Disney World’s most famous rides, click through the links below:

We hope you enjoyed being a kid again - don't forget that feeling! Keep your eyes and mind open to the possibilities that will soon come your way!

Staying Connected with LinkedIn

If you have no idea what LinkedIn is, click here because as a soon to be graduate, you should!

5 Reasons Why Students Should Be On LinkedIn
1. LinkedIn Helps You Establish an Online Presence
2. LinkedIn Supplements (or Even Replaces) Your Resume
3. You Can Use LinkedIn to Apply for Jobs
4. LinkedIn Lets You Research Prospective Employers
5. LinkedIn Helps You Connect with Alumni from Your College

Did You Know?
Stockton Alumni has their own group you can join to network with fellow Ospreys. To join:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/100272/

 

Staying Connected with Osprey Connect
In this challenging time, it is more important than ever that we stay connected as a Stockton community and look out for each other. Though we are not able to gather in person, the Development and Alumni Relations team wants to ensure alumni and friends continue to have meaningful ways to stay connected.

OspreyConnect is Stockton’s exclusive online network for alumni and friends to connect with each other. Find and connect with former classmates, post updates, find a mentor and more.


NOW... RELAX, YOU DESERVE IT!

Beach

It’s now time to kick back and relax! You’ve worked hard to get to this point and deserve to take some time for yourself. Click through the following live webcams to envision yourself in paradise!

 

Asia

Australia

Carribean

Europe

North America

South America

 

Remember, these are all different timezomes so check back throughout the week to see these beaches in their best light!

eCommencement

Join the Stockton community and your fellow graduates in your Spring 2020 eCommencement which will be active at 12PM EST! Click the below image to direct you to the website.

eCommencement

 

Now that you are officially an alumnus of Stockton University, don’t forget to follow Stockton Alumni on social media and visit the following webpage on some next steps as an alumnus.

Welcome to the Alumni Family

 

Celebrate

As a little celebration, click below to watch a fireworks display. We are all so proud of you and look forward to hearing about the amazing things you will accomplish. Go Ospreys!

Fireworks Display

 

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ALONG AND HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR VIRTUAL GRAD SEND-OFF WEEK!