For Tamyah Beck, listening to former President Barack Obama’s graduation message of hope and inspiration over the weekend was also a bit nerve-wracking.
“It’s scary because some of my friends who graduated with me aren’t sure what they are going to do about starting their career because of the coronavirus,” said Beck, who earned a degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
She got a job in her chosen profession at a private school in Maryland after interning there.
“I’m fortunate,” Beck told NBC News. “But because of the coronavirus I didn’t even pursue other opportunities.”
Beck isn’t alone.
Obama delivered a virtual graduation speech for 27,000