Today was the day of my graduation. After a grueling long 3 month wait I now officially have a degree in Computer Science majoring in Systems Programming. Started the day by arriving at uni, registering my attendance and acquiring my graduation outfit. I must say the cloak was heavier than I thought. It was also a good thing I didn’t wear my jacket underneath as I was pretty warm wearing the outfit.
Waiting around another hour before the actual ceremony I happened to have picked up my shiny plaque and with my sister took pictures but with the old Sony DSC. I won’t let my sister use my new camera just yet. Finally heading into the auditorium the ceremony started. More awesome time spent sitting, waiting for my turn to receive my testamur, and many speeches to listen to. Afterwards I met up with a few uni friends who also graduated with me then met up with my family members to line up for another hour to get professional photos taken. Had a choice of either bookcase background or a cloud green looking one, and of course, since I paid just under a $100 of course I’d go for the bookcase background. Get what I paid for! Then finally get my testamur framed, return the outfit and off to home. All in all the whole day took about 5 hours.
The picture of the teddy bear (the picture I took with the new camera) is a graduation present that my sister bought from the Graduation Presents stand. Its quite cute and with the glasses it is kind of like me. Though I kind of wished I wore my glasses today instead of contacts. My eyes were squinting in the photos due to all the wind outside. And also I took a picture of my framed degree hanging on the wall above me. I’ve yet to hang the plaque as it is quite heavy and I don’t think pushpins will be strong enough to hold them.
So now I have officially finished being a student and still in the process of finding a job. I haven’t had much luck finding a job but I’ve had one interview a few weeks ago. But the search continues!