2014 Virtual Commencement


Dario Cortes, PhD
President, Berkeley College

Dario Cortes, PhD
President, Berkeley College

Dear Graduate,

I would like to congratulate you on graduating from Berkeley College. All of us at Berkeley are proud to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. This day represents a culmination of years of hard work and determination, but it is just the beginning. Now that you have graduated from Berkeley College, you can move forward confidently in the pursuit of your dreams.

Reach high! As a Berkeley College graduate you have an advantage in the workforce because you have already achieved real-world experience through activities such as academic projects, internships, and clinical practicums in your chosen career fields. Your use of technology, along with the ability to access professional social networks globally and locally, can further your appeal in the job market.

In today's world, career success is defined by passion, knowledge, visibility, and relationships. Use the tools you gained at Berkeley to leverage the professional networks that will help you attain career success.

As you join the ranks of 38,000 Berkeley College alumni from around the world, our Alumni Association will serve as one of your most valuable relationship networks. It will keep you connected to your peers and to the College as you work toward your professional goals. Your diploma also brings lifetime access to the Berkeley College Career Services network, so the seeds of your academic accomplishments will continue to bear fruit at every stage of your lives and careers.

A Berkeley College diploma prepares you to contribute to our global society with the academic distinction and principles that shape a thriving society. May your future be defined by this proud milestone and by personal and professional opportunities that position you for lifetime success.

Congratulations again!

Dario A. Cortes, PhD