I Just Graduated!

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  1. idkew macrumors 68020

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    I finally did it!

    I graduated from Illinios Wesleyan University yesterday with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. My focuses are in Graphic Design and Art History, plus almost one in Sculpture, and I have a minor in Business Adminstration with a focus in Marketing.

    Unfortunately the ceremony was moved inside due to weather, but it was still pretty good. Little long, and focused on the BA (Business Major), but who cares? I AM DONE!

    Now time to find a job if I don't end up going to Spain for a month.

    p.s. - I will be accepting donations to the poor-ass-college-grad-with-no-job fund.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    awesome, i collect donations for that same fund!
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations, idkew on graduating with BA. ;) Trully a great time in your like. Your hole life lies out before you. I pray that you will find a job that you will enjoy! ;)

    Maybe arn can setup the poor-ass-college-grad-with-no-job fund here at Mac Forum! :p
     
  4. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations.

    Now, is it me or do college degrees seem more and more like just worthless pieces of parchment these days?
     
  5. britboy macrumors 68030

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    No, it's not just you. It seems that too many people, who are not necessarily worthy of being at university, are doing degrees, lowering the value of that 'piece of parchment'. It's a shame, because there's little that the top students can do to differentiate themselves from your average joe.

    All the same, congrats idkew. This isn't meant against you in any way.
     
  6. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations on you graduation! Good Luck finding a job! ;)
     
  7. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i definitly understand. i am strongly thinking about graduate school for an MBA or a Law degree to help differentiate myself from the crowd a little more.

    Plus (i know this will offend some), Illinios Wesleyan is a pretty tough school. I have taken 4 courses from the U of Iowa, and they were an absolute joke compared to my easiest course at Wesleyan. I think it has prepaired me well, but it cost a ton of money to do that. My point being that these universities are flooding the market becuase they set their standards so low. I don't believe everyone has the right to a college degree, but it seems that many state schools do, as long as you pay them that is. You have to work for it, not just pay for it.


    my 2¢
     
  8. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks. i received a BFA though...
     
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    That is what grad school is for, at least until it becomes overcrowded and devalued.

    Congrats. Those of us at UC Davis still have over another month.
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Congratulations.

    Now get off that formal graduation attire, relax, and enjoy your free time away from whatever job you receive.
     
  12. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    The only college I have any real respect for is M.I.T.. There is no faking it there. I think brilliance is the standard there.
    I'm not too proud to say that I'm not smart enough to go there either.
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry that I dropped the A, didn't do it on purpose! ;)

    Beej, congratulations on your graduation tomorrow, may your future be bright! ;)
     
  14. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    congrats man.

    bring shots, the wait is long. :)
     
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    congrats!! :D

    what an accomplishment...it feels so good to know all that hard work is over... ;)
     
  16. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I graduate on the 30th...

    Graduate from High School, that is...

    Then it's off to the long road to college, and life...

    Congratulations!
     
  17. evil macrumors 6502

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    hey congrats!
    i actually was very close to going to that school.
    i was accepted and went for the weekend where you stay there to get your schedule and all that and at the last second changed my mind. this was back in 1998.
    unfortunately i still one more year to go at my current university.
    im jealous
    i actully have an exam tomorrow.
     
  18. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wow- that is a LONG drive from toronto to central illinios. i bet you are glad you did not choose IWU.
     
  19. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    yeah, seriously. visited cambridge this weekend and man is that a nerd factory. i mean, even more than on here.

    hell, in "the tech" or whatever their newspaper is called, they had an editorial about the itunes music store! hah.

    my bro went there for grad school and i can't even imagine him there. he's like 4 feet and acts like a 5 year old. fun
     
  20. evil macrumors 6502

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    hahah i am actually from the southwestern suburbs of chicago....i transferred to university out here two years ago.
     
  21. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations to all of those who are graduating! For me nothing could compare to feeling I felt when I recieved my college degree. The sense of accomplishment was very satisfying.
     
  22. iJon macrumors 604

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    i graduate high school next year and off to college. i better start thinking what car im gonna pry out of mom and dad. cough cough bmw cough cough.

    iJon
     
  23. jefhatfield Retired

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    congrats to all grads, high school and college

    for high school grads...no more following rules set for five years olds and no more cliques

    college grads...no more textbooks and rising tuition costs:)
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I also want to congratulate all those that are graduating from high school and college. A great milestone in life for both, may your future be bright! Now your life trully lies ahead you, may all your dreams be realized to the fullest! ;)
     
  25. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    Re: I Just Graduated!

    man, I'm with you! graduating on May 25th... and here comes the nice part:
    - I'm on an exchange programm through my professor at my home university in Germany...
    - I only had to do my senior year
    - I get the bachelors degree

    ... I actually wanted to do an internship after graduation, but I didn't get my **** together :(

    oh, BTW, my parents come over from Germany to see me walk (haha, so they know where their money goes... ;) )

    "unfortunatly", my brother can't come. that lucky bastard will be on a class trip to the Toscana/Italy!!!

    WORD to the class of '03! :D

    ...I better get my hands on some additional Apple hardware. prices in Europe SUCK!!!

    vSpacken (who can't wait to get back to good German beer...)
     

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