How To Celebrate Graduation From Career Training: 4 Ideas - MedCerts

Is Short-Term Online Career Training Right for You?

You're ready to graduate from your online career training program. Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself and your academic achievements. While you won't walk across a stage in a cap and gown, you can and should mark this special occasion and honor it fully. Online programs are equally rigorous, and you've worked hard. It's time to celebrate your efforts.

4 Ideas for Celebrating Your Graduation

Graduation from career training is always worth celebrating. Here are four ideas on how to celebrate graduation.

Host a Celebration Party

Online institutions don't have in-person celebrations. So, why not make your own? You can create a graduation party full of all the things you love. Make it themed or keep it casual, and then send out invites to friends and family. You could also make it a potluck and ask guests to bring a dish. That way, you keep party planning simple and still ensure everyone enjoys the festivities.

Enjoy a Weekend Getaway

If you've been itching to explore new scenery, now is the time. Invite your close friends or make it a family mini-vacation. Whether you want to go off-grid with mountain camping or get cultural in different cities and towns, you'll gain new perspectives and get to step away from your usual routine. What if you want to make it more destination-oriented? Extend your vacation by a week and enjoy the sights and sounds of long-distance or international travel.

Share Your Knowledge

Learning new skills is exciting. If you're eager to share your knowledge, why not reach out and volunteer? You could use your IT and problem-solving skills at a charity hackathon. Or, you might support a local nonprofit as they build their website, set up cloud services or secure their computers.

If you're graduating from an allied health program, you're already well-equipped to help people in need. Perhaps you could help a nonprofit serving unhoused communities or volunteer at a hospital or nursing home. You might also search for meal-delivery programs to bring a meal and a chat to lower-income or elderly residents. As a bonus, all these activities could be a boost to your resume!

Treat Yourself

After earning your certification, it's time to spoil yourself without feeling guilty. But you don't need to go overboard. Treating yourself can be as simple as buying new clothes or sneakers, a gaming console or a fun kitchen gadget – whatever brings you joy.

How To Choose the Ideal Celebration

You want to find graduation celebration ideas that fit your style and interests. Consider these questions:

  • Do you prefer big events or intimate gatherings?

  • How much free time do you have?

  • What is your budget?

  • Does your celebration require good weather?

Knowing your preferences and must-haves can help you choose the ideal way to celebrate graduation.

Continue Learning With a MedCerts Alumni Discount

In honor of your graduation, why not take the next steps in your career with another training program? MedCerts offers 40% off additional programs for alumni, so you can stack your credentials, boost your resume and save money.

MedCerts is there for you during your studies and after you graduate. We're proud of your achievements and offer career services to help you excel in the workplace. With MedCerts, online education leads to real-world success.

Portrait of Julie Campos
Written by Julie Campos
Vice President of Student Success and Career Services

Julie Campos is the Vice President of Student Success and Career Services at MedCerts. She brings over 14 years of experience in Online Higher Education in both Student Support and Enrollment and started her career at the University of Phoenix, serving most of her tenure as a student-facing leader.

Julie has her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her areas of expertise are student support in online higher education environments and working with nontraditional students. At MedCerts, she is focused on creating a pro-active student central support model for MedCerts students to reach their goals and has developed the MedCerts Student Support and Outreach Model, created MedCerts Student Success Advisor reports and Dashboards, as well as the Student Success Advisor Playbook. Her proactive approach to student support has been crucial in meeting MedCerts’ student’s needs, as well as completion and certification goals.

Julie has three children – a 10-year-old son and 12- and 4-year-old daughters, who keep her and her husband busy with sports. She is also an avid crafter with an entire room of her home dedicated to the hobby. In her free time, she enjoys teaching wreath making and even has a few “how-to” YouTube videos on the subject!

Published on June 12, 2024

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