Under partly sunny skies, 5,500 students received bachelor’s degrees at Undergraduate Commencement on May 10. A crowd of 20,000 heard commencement speaker and American Express CEO Kenneth I. Chenault advise, that in a world permanently disrupted, graduates may not “find” a job but that “21st century technology makes inventing a job much cheaper and easier.”
Chenault, who also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony, told the graduates, “When you take a risk, expect others to question you, and they should. Your employer. Your colleagues. Your friends.