This is a discussion on Graduation within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Well, yesterday I had to don a black polyester sack (read graduation gown), along with a funny looking square cap, to go sit through a ...
June 11th, 2007 03:31 PM
June 11th, 2007 03:31 PM
June 11th, 2007 03:54 PM
are you going on to grad school? or looking for a job?
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June 11th, 2007 04:37 PM
Hearty congrats to you
Believe it or not this old fella went back to college again in 1992 and in 1995 (courses in UK are more compressed but cover same ground) ....... got my degree in Mech Eng/Systems ..... felt a total you-know-what in my gown and ''mortarboard'' hat thingy but - it does feel good even if your butt aches from sitting so long
Excellent news ... the world is now your oyster - I hope
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June 11th, 2007 04:59 PM
Hope the future is great for you.
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June 11th, 2007 05:03 PM
Thats awesome, buckeye. So what does one do for work with a history degree?
June 11th, 2007 06:20 PM
Chris, the worst part about the gowns was I wanted to wear shorts, but our's didn't go all the way to the floor, more like mid-shin, and with shorts I just felt like I was wearing a dress and showing too much skin and couldn't bring myself to do it in public, so I wore nice pants which probably added to the heat.
Well, I have a few weeks off, and then I'll be heading down south for a few months starting in July for some fun in the sun while training for my future job, which could turn into a career, I don't know yet.
Grad school may be in the future, but I have a commitment after this summer of fun for a few years with that endeavor, so maybe after that.
Most people with history degrees write books, work at museums, teach, or get jobs with large corporations because the corporations like their ability to think critically and be analytical, as well as be able to express themselves on paper.
June 11th, 2007 06:43 PM
Congratulations. I sat through more of those things than I care to remember, but none that long. I'll be sitting through another on June 23. The last 11, like this one, were not for me. I sit in the faculty section with a doctoral robe and beret. I get hot, but I don't mind much because it is a great day for the people getting their degrees. It is always a pleasure to watch them accept their diplomas and realize that they really made it. Great stuff.
Congratulations again and have a great summer.
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June 11th, 2007 07:09 PM
from this Gator...wishing you many years of a successful 'climb'...
How far south are you going?
Stay armed...stay safe!
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June 11th, 2007 07:13 PM
I'll be down in the Carolina's for most of the summer, not quite as far down as you Ret.
Dr. CMG, the faculty and PHD candidates did look to have it worse, but a lot of the faculty did have scarlet and grey robes instead of black, so that could have helped them.
June 11th, 2007 08:07 PM
June 11th, 2007 11:45 PM
Congratulations. So what's this future job look like?
I've got to tell you, that's an awesome degree. Sounds really interesting.
It takes a college degree to break'em;
and a high school education to fix'em!
June 12th, 2007 12:00 AM
The degree was really interesting, thankfully OSU has a very broad range of history courses to choose from, and some of the most highly respected military historians in the world, most of whom are themselves combat veterans. Almost every high level history course I took was based on military history, and the others were filler to get credit hours.
Criminology was also an extremely interesting minor, which I picked up after I had to leave ROTC, needing something to replace all the courses from that I no longer would have to take.
The job all hinges on this summer and that going well, but its what I've wanted to do since I was a little kid. And it in no way uses my college degree. It'll be a great, rewarding job though.
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June 12th, 2007 01:22 AM
Congrats! Enjoy your summer fun, life is about to get interesting. Dont worry about your job, you have made a good choice. Just remember that it may not seem like its all worth it at the time but it will pay off later.
June 12th, 2007 11:04 AM
June 12th, 2007 03:22 PM
Congrats from a fellow Buckeye, thats a great acheivment, good luck in all you choose to do in the future
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