Resources for the Class of 2020

Once a Griff, Always a Griff

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard and persevered with grace and style, despite a bittersweet end to your senior year—and we couldn’t be more proud of you. We’ll celebrate your graduation in person next October, but for now, we wish you all the best as you prepare for the next part of your journey. And if you’re not sure what those next steps might be, know that the entire Canisius community is here to help.  

Blue and Gold Forever

College is for four years, but being a Griffin lasts a lifetime. And as a new graduate, you’ve just joined a powerful network of 50,000+ active alumni around the globe. Make the most of all the resources available to you now—and forever—as a cherished member of our Canisius family.

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networking canisius Work Your Network

Finding that first job will be easier with the help of fellow Griffs. Sign up for Canisius Connect, our secure online networking platform, and meet alumni of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll get valuable advice, gain career connections, and make new Canisius friends in the process.

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Lifelong Career Support

From our Handshake app to resume review and interview prep, the Griff Center for Student Success can help you launch your real-world career. Best of all, career coaching through the Griff Center is a lifelong benefit for every Canisius graduate.

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Further Your Education

Have you considered attending graduate school? Beyond increased earning potential, an advanced degree or certificate can open the door to a host of professional opportunities. Especially during a time of economic uncertainty, having a master’s degree will give you a competitive advantage over those who have only an associate or bachelor’s degree. 

We even offer a special scholarship for recently graduated seniors:

Blue & Gold Scholarship

You can choose from more than 35 graduate degree and certificate programs in business, education, technology, sport administration and health. Many of these degree programs don’t require the GRE or GMAT for admission.

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medical mission A Year of Service 

Maybe you’re feeling called to do something very different with your life right now. Why not consider a year of service? You’ll be able to build on the transformative experiences you received through your Jesuit education at Canisius. Choose from a variety of government, secular and faith-based volunteer opportunities. Then go out into the world and have an immediate impact—and learn more about yourself in the process.

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Whatever path you choose, stay in touch. And know that you'll always have a home here at Canisius!