Skip to main content

Caffeine and big dreams: Sun Devils on their plans after commencement

In honor of Starbucks' Howard Schultz speaking at graduation, we ask soon-to-be ASU graduates a few questions

Collage of student photos
May 05, 2017

An open mind, good time management and a curiosity about the world — all are key tools in college students' journey toward a degree. But for many, caffeine is a crucial component as well, powering them through late-night study sessions and early-morning tests.

In light of that and in honor of Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz speaking at Arizona State University's Undergraduate Commencement on Monday, ASU Now set out to four ASU campuses to find students on the cusp of graduation.

We asked what they most looked forward to after graduation, what one question they'd ask Schultz if they could and what their caffeinated drink of choice was as they made their way through their final semester as a Sun Devil.

Video shot by Deanna Dent, Ken Fagan and Anya Magnuson and edited by Deanna Dent

More Sun Devil community


Group of five award winners holding trophies onstage.

Founders' Day: A celebration of ASU’s past, present and future

A Marine, a leader in carbon emissions technology and a disability advocate had one thing in common on Wednesday night.  They were all part of an inspiring group of Arizona State University alumni,…

Woman passing out food to the homeless.

Rooting for the underdog

Editor's note: Arizona State University alumni are making a difference in every corner and community of the world, positively changing the lives of those they encounter. ASU News traveled around the…

Woman and child using a microscope.

Polytechnic campus shows 'neighbors' university in their backyard at ASU Open Door

More than 40 exhibits ranging from flight simulators to a stuffed animal hospital to a robotic arm delighted more than 1,500 visitors to Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus in Mesa on a…