Graduation and Careers

Graduate and Advance Your Career

An online degree from Utah State University can empower you to achieve your goals, whatever those goals may be. From graduation ceremonies to expert career advising, USU Online will be with you every step of the way as you celebrate your accomplishment and prepare for what comes next.

Can Online Students Walk at Graduation?

Yes, online students can attend and walk at USU’s in-person graduation ceremonies. This includes commencement with President Cantwell and convocation with your program’s school or college. Watch the video to get a sneak peek of what to expect at graduation.

What Our Students Do After College

USU graduates are industry leaders, advancing their careers and making a difference around the world. Explore some of the most common paths our students take after graduation below.

Jobs After College

Most students look for jobs after college and many get offers within a few months of graduation with the support of USU’s career advisors. You can also leverage your new degree to seek a promotion at your current organization or spark a career change.

Continue Your Education

Getting a graduate degree  or second bachelor’s degree expands your skill set, opens up new career paths and positions you for higher-paying leadership roles in your field. USU Online also offers programs that prepare you for medical, law, veterinary school and more.

Serve Communities

Make a difference in your local community or around the world. Positions are available in a variety of sectors such as health, sustainability, and education. We are here to ensure you’re prepared for these competitive positions.

Helping You Succeed in Your Chosen Career

USU Online degrees offer opportunities for research, internships, experiential learning, professional certification, and more, to prepare you to succeed in your chosen career field. We’ll be there to support you as you find your first job after college and every job after that.

  • Career Design Center – The USU Career Design Center provides tools to help you explore, engage, and launch your career, including career assessments, resume reviews, finding internships, etc.
  • Internships and other experiences – Online students can participate in internships either remotely or in their home community, depending on the position. Your degree program and career services can assist you in finding an internship related to your interests, so you can gain valuable experience in your desired career field. 
  • Handshake – Use Handshake to connect with career services, view upcoming events, research companies, and apply to any of the thousands of jobs and internships posted on the site year.

USU Alumni Association

The USU Alumni Association was established in 1898. Since then, over 220,000 aggies have graduated from USU, representing over 100 countries from across the globe. Join a chapter near you to attend networking events, enjoy Aggie traditions, and promote USU in your community.