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    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 3 hour graduation in the Horseshoe at Ohio state. After four long years I have finally completed my degree, a BA in History focusing on North American military engagements and secondary focus on ancient Greek/Roman military history, with a minor in Criminology.

    The graduation service was long, Bill Clinton's speech was pretty much a disappointment to everyone I talked to, even people looking forward to it were let down. Although the school does an amazing job of giving every one of the 8000 graduates their actual degree at the ceremony. (they don't call everyone's name though).

    My family came up for the ceremony and we went for a good dinner. Then my awesome parents gave me a German K98 Mauser made in 1938 with Nazi markings still on it as a graduation present. (as if helping me through college wasn't enough.)

    Anyway, I am glad I am done with college, and wanted to gloat about my achievements. Now I have to get back to packing up my apartment though.
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    congrats man!!!

    awesome achievement....

    are you going on to grad school? or looking for a job?

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    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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    Congrats, Buckeye!

    Hope the future is great for you.
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    Thats awesome, buckeye. So what does one do for work with a history degree?
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    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.
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    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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    Congrats...

    from this Gator...wishing you many years of a successful 'climb'...

    How far south are you going?

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    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.
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    Good job!

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    Congratulations. So what's this future job look like?

    I've got to tell you, that's an awesome degree. Sounds really interesting.
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    Thanks SSgt.,
    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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    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.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Congrats

    I still have two years to go! (JD)

    Alamosa sure is nice this time of year!!

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    Congrats from a fellow Buckeye, thats a great acheivment, good luck in all you choose to do in the future

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