After 5 very long years of stop start uni, overseas study and two changes to my Major I am finally a graduate. I started this blog when I thought I was in my last semester of uni and then everything went awry. Mixed up units, changing campus an attempt at online learning were just a few of the hiccups I had to endure in my mission to become a graduate yet I managed to get here.
Uni is not as easy as movies make it out to be but there are a lot of loopholes in the rules which does help. Textbooks are not cheap and the majority of the time if they are compulsory it means your lecturer has written it.
- Get there early.
The recommend that time for a reason, you spend most of your day in a line for something. From check in to gowning and then graduating. There are lines all day.
- Wear comfy shoes.
I wore a 2 inch heel and even I was struggling by the end of the day. I cannot imagine what the girls in 6 inch heels were feeling.
- Measure yourself and Measure again, then doubt.
The gowns are size ranged, not specific. Think you’re an extra small not a small go with your gut. 2 cm in your height could be a huge difference in the size and you know you better than anyone else.
- Take Sugar.
Candy got me through 3 hours of sitting down without being so rude as some of the people surrounding me and being on my phone the whole time.
- Get a good nights sleep.
I was tired so I hit struggle town at about 10.30, graduation started at 11 so I needed a nap before we started.
So now I am a graduate out to face the big wide world where no one seems to be hiring. Are you graduating soon? Let me know your best graduation tips in the comments.