Friday, February 24, 2017

Submit your application to be the 2017 CSE Commencement Speaker

Every year, one CSE student is selected to speak at commencement. Applications for this year's commencement speaker are due by Friday, March 31.
Address the Class of 2017!

Every year, one CSE student is selected to speak at commencement. Applications are now being accepted for this year's commencement speaker.

CSE Commencement
Friday, May 12, 2017
7 p.m.
Mariucci Arena

Required qualifications
  • Graduating CSE senior registered to attend CSE Commencement on May 12
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
Required application components:
  • Completed application
  • Current résumé
  • One-page essay highlighting key talking points or themes from your intended remarks, as well as your plans and goals after graduation
  • Letter of recommendation from CSE faculty member expressing why you are an ideal representative for the Class of 2017
The student speaker at commencement is expected to address their fellow graduates for approximately 8-10 minutes. You may want to review last year’s student speakers’ remarks.

If you are chosen to be the commencement speaker, you will be granted a monetary award of $500.

Return your application and required components to 115 Lind Hall or email them to Ben Koch at benkoch@umn.edu by Friday, March 31, 2017.

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CSE Student Services
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