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Class of 2012 takes promising first steps after graduating from Willamette

On May 13, the Class of 2012 received their diplomas from Willamette University. Of the 427 graduates who crossed the stage, 41% were male,16% were multicultural and about 14% had completed a double major. The top six majors were biology, sociology, politics, rhetoric and media studies, psychology and anthropology.

For four years, these students have called Willamette home. As graduates, the Class of 2012 is ready to take on new challenges and opportunities.

Some are continuing their studies at noted graduate programs, law schools and medical schools across the country, while others are entering the workforce at companies like Intel and British Gas.

The skills and connections they gained at Willamette are allowing them to work as far away as Japan to teach English or across the street at the Oregon Capitol to work as the chief of staff for a state senator.

We sat down with five seniors who credit Willamette with preparing them for their upcoming jobs and graduate programs.

Here are their stories:

• Student Katie Huber '13 contributed to this report