Nadine Bird prepares to graduate.

La Trobe graduates had their few minutes of fame on stage at the Ulumbarra Theatre this week.

The graduating students gathered with family and friends to celebrate their years of study in a wide range of courses, from dentistry to outdoor education, business to speech pathology.

Many have already secured employment in their careers of choice, and many of those in Bendigo and surrounding regional areas.

Head of campus Rob Stephenson said La Trobe works hard to empower students to develop the skills and capabilities that employers are looking for.

“La Trobe graduates are prepared for the world of work, and stand out in the workplace for their adaptability and other critical skills,” he said.

Mr Stephenson said it was wonderful to see another 844 graduands celebrate gaining their bachelor and master degrees and PhDs this week.

“We’re hearing lots of great stories already about their lives after university and we look forward to many more as the years progress,” he said.

“We congratulate them on their remarkable achievements, and thank the family and friends who’ve supported them on their La Trobe journey.”