Overheard from 2020 graduates on social media
Students who graduated in spring 2020 recounted on social media what it meant to get their degrees, despite completing them during the strangest time ever.
Students who graduated in spring 2020 recounted what it meant to get their degrees, despite completing them during the strangest time ever.
Blue Linked In Logo Denise Napolitano (MBA ’20)
We have found our “reason for being” for each other: using our strengths and passions, as well as our collective love and friendship, to give each other what we need to keep this community strong.

Blue Linked In Logo Sandy Chen (BS Management ’20)
It’s official: I’m an ASU alumna! The past four years have gone so fast, and I’m grateful for all the new opportunities I was able to experience. From teaching classes as a WPC 101 facilitator to becoming a community assistant, joining the national service organization Omega Phi Alpha, and everything in between, I’ve learned to develop myself professionally, academically, and critically. Thank you, W. P. Carey School of Business, for allowing me opportunities to learn and improve.

Blue Linked In Logo Bailey Roos (BS Finance ’20)
I completed a thesis on software monetization, received the Moeur Award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA over eight consecutive semesters, and was a finalist for the W. P. Carey Outstanding Graduating Senior. I couldn’t have done any of this without the help and support of my brilliant mentors and teachers, my ever-enduring friends, and the university’s pedagogical platform that allowed me to sample nearly anything that piqued my interest. Thank you, Arizona State! Go Sun Devils!

Blue Linked In Logo Sabrina Garland (BA Global Politics ’20)
I came to ASU freshman year, knowing that I would be writing an honors thesis exploring the objectivity of beauty. Four years later, I passed my thesis defense on that topic. Now that my undergraduate career is over, I’m glad I studied the areas I’m interested in and immersed myself in the W. P. Carey School of Business community. But I’m also happy that I took the time to explore something I’m truly curious about from a scientific and philosophical level. As I continue into the workforce, I’ll continue to refine my research on the same topic to one day get it published.

Blue Linked In Logo Sabeel Khurram (BS Marketing ’20)
As I leave ASU, I realize that nothing can stop anyone with the drive to succeed. The hunger for the gold at the end of the rainbow. We went through a lot to get here, but I’m grateful. My experiences have callused my mind and reinforced my determination. I plan to continue growing, with the help of the excellent mentors, both professionally and personally. I can always be a better version of myself, and I plan to continue the constant search for that next version. Congratulations to my fellow graduates. We made it! Now, it’s time to keep going.