Graduation The German Way

No caps and gowns, just suits. So Friday was the graduation ceremony at my college. What a noteworthy event as me, my mom, my step-dad and my dad all drove down with my dad and spent the whole day together without drama. Haha! Nah, they’re always kind of civil of course.
We had some time to burn before the ceremony started so we had a cup of coffee at the cafeteria and then settled into our seats in the Mensa. Some uninspirational speaches from various professors and politicians (what relevance does the standardisation of the federal states’ school systems have to a university graduate?) and some skillfully performed classical music acts later my old math professor talked a bit. Funny anecdotes and I was totally reminded of how scared I was of him during the first semester. Horror! We all laughed at his little speech and then we got our degrees awarded. Jette and I were the only ones from my major and year but there were a couple of the bachelor students there who had shared some of the more or less fun classes with us in our 7th semester. Good times! We were all really happy and excited to finally hold this piece of paper that we had worked our butts of to get for 4+ years (ok so 5 but I didn’t really do anything towards my degree when I interned, did I?!).
After we had gotten our diplomas a fellow student gave another uninspirational speech but it was a nice summary of her time at the university. One more classical piece of music – this time violin and piano, a group photo and then we got to mingle and drink champaign sponsoerd by the university.
We got to see our main professor’s baby – soooooooo cute – and chatted for a while. I love my university. Everybody is like a big family there (more or less).
Anyway, we then drove back home and I invited my parents to the fancy restaurant in my village to say thanks for their sponsorship. Yummy! Expensive! Yikes!
So now I’m officially an alumni. Yay! I’m so proud of myself and uber happy as I’d never had thought to get a 1,5 diploma and that that still says “sehr gut”. Wheeeeee! šŸ˜€ [/bragmode]

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15 responses to “Graduation The German Way

  1. sounds like a perfect [german] graduation to me. you deserve to be proud, mrs. alumni S.! šŸ™‚

  2. not only you are proud i am also very proud of my alumni friend. congrats for such a good degree sweetiepie.:-)

  3. juchu! rotdorn!

  4. how wonderful having you family around to share such especial moment the graduation is!! šŸ™‚ it is the result of all your effort and time invested on it. Congratulations again!

  5. congratulations sweetie. you rock.

  6. im so so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! šŸ™‚

  7. btw die wuestentussi bin ich, falscher name….

  8. OMG !!! Congratulation !!! I am so proud of you…1.5 – that’s great !!!
    Hugs !

  9. wow NERD. šŸ™‚ thats awesome! I am also very prouf of you!! congrats!! gosh i wish i could hold mine already…sniff….love ya

  10. Congratulations on your awesome diplom!!!!! šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€ You mustbe so happy!!

  11. congrats…according to hubby..you’re a smartie…it was nice to follow your blogs when you were writing your diploma thesis and now you are an alumni!!! can’t wait to read about your next stages in life šŸ™‚

  12. Bravo! Congratulations on your graduation!

    Now enter the real world. Let this be a reminder as you begin your journey forward…http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

  13. Congratulations, congratulations! You earned it!

  14. hello? anybody there ? šŸ˜›

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