Graduation Ceremonies

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –E.E. Cummings

It’s the end of the school year and college graduation ceremonies are taking place all over! It’s really interesting to see how people celebrate this moment in their lives and it’s also fun to check out the different events that schools organize for the graduates and their friends/family. I can’t believe it’s already been almost a year since my own college graduation! Walk with me down memory lane and also see what is going on at a few select universities in the USA!


Around this same time last year, I was getting ready to graduate college with my undergrad degree. I walked across that stage on May, 19th, 2012 with my Bachelor of Arts in Emerging Media and Communications from the University of Texas at Dallas. I can’t explain how exciting that was for me! I came into college at the age of 18, with 36 hours already completed from doing dual credit in high school, and I managed to finish my undergrad in just three years! After graduation, I worked as an intern for one company and I had a part time job at another. Basically, I spent the whole summer after graduation, working two jobs from 9:00am – 9:00pm. As exhausting as this was, it was well worth it! I was able to save up some money and I eventually secured a full time position at the company where I was doing my internship. Hard work and dedication do pay off in the end! I just want to wish good luck to all of my friends and everyone else who is graduating/will graduate this year!! Take a look at my graduation experience!

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Graduation Events

If you are familiar with my Back to School blog post, then you’ll know that the University of Southern California, Howard University, and the University of Miami all had spectacular events going on at the beginning of the year! Well, now that the school year is ending, it’s time to do so on a good note! Check out the Commencement Ceremonies that these schools held or still have planned:

For tips on how to get a job after graduation, check out this article: “College Graduation 2013: 5 Ways to Ace Your Post-Grad Job Interview.”

Now, as the article says, “Go forth and get your Big Girl or Boy jobs!”

Good luck with your future endeavors!

Melissa Woodring 🙂


2 comments on “Graduation Ceremonies

  1. Randi
    May 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Nice post! Thanks for featuring my Blog!

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