I Have a College Degree (am a College Graduate)

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    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Apr 10

    It's so funny that I use to believe this

    statement actually guaranteed a job ;)
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    After years of people tell me

    that I would never ever ever ever amount to anything, I earned a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in Literature, California Single Subject Teaching Credential: English, and a Master's degree in Education. After all of this, I learned that all of this has to be for me because...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    First, i was excited to have started college,

    then some days i only wished to be through with it but... After graduation it felt like I didn't only graduate from college, but I graduated from the most fun part of my life. buha haha ... anyone else who knows this feeling?
    TheMelaninGoodness TheMelaninGoodness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 4

    My college degree (and $0.

    99) will buy me a bag of potato chips. That's about it. Sure, I was turned on to some cool books (Kafka & Salman Rushdie & ETA Hoffmann), smoked some good bud, had sex with a virgin (at my campus that was like lassoing a unicorn), and had access to a rather nice, albiet staph...
    SleevesOptional SleevesOptional
    26-30, M
    Jan 16

    I went to college for 6 years

    and obtained multiple degrees for my profession and for fun.
    femaleatthelake femaleatthelake
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 12, 2015
    momanddaughteratbeach momanddaughteratbeach
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 4, 2014

    and I work in fast (or fat

    as my phone correctly tried to say) food. I have no savings. luckily right now I have no debts either, just worked my *** off to clear them. And when a guy opened up and said he didn't want to progress because he couldn't read or spell so all, why do we have to use those dots...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    Yes, I have earned dual college degrees,

    with Honors, from the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated in the summer of 2014. My degrees are in political science and in history.
    dianefisher dianefisher
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I am writing a statement of purpose

    for a grad school program and I feel like i have no idea what I am doing. I'm suppose to explain why I'm interested in the program and everything I write just feels like generic, cliche, garbage fluff.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I started college at age 17

    after completing high school in three years. I was uncertain as for a major at that time. I took all of my basic courses without a major established. I took many social science classes and fell in love with a behavioral sciences major. I graduated with a BS from a Big Ten...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover
    46-50, F
    Jun 25, 2015

    I attended Hofstra University in Hempstead,

    Long Island (New York) from 1997-2001. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts.
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    Well I have a 1 year certificate to enter into

    a 4 year bachelor degree program, next month! I will become a registered nurse , modified and all! :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    No, it doesn't mean I am intelligent!

    LOL But yes I did graduate from a Big 10 conference University, back when we wrote on stone tablets. LOL I have to admit, I did not take advantage of it enough, I was just expected to go to college, though I was the first in my family to get a college degree, it was just what I...
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015
    abe182 abe182
    41-45, M
    Nov 14, 2015

    I have a bachelor's degree in the science of

    psychology. I earned it one year ago, after four long years of hard work.
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    I have two college degrees in psychology.

    I am working on a third degree now in my spare time. I will complete it next spring.
    momanddaughtertogether momanddaughtertogether
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 26, 2014

    And What Has It Gotten Me...?

    Nothing, other than a shitload of student loan debt and worthless piece of paper that I can't even be bothered to buy a frame for. Unless you're a doctor or a theoretical physicist, college degrees really don't mean a whole hell of a lot in this society. Sorry...rant over.
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Jul 30, 2012

    Who else got a degree in pharmacy !

    ! im getting ready to establish my meth lab :P
    Itsjakedam23 Itsjakedam23
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Did anybody else here major in comparative

    literature? If so, did you have a minor or did you double major? I doubled in comp lit/journalism, but I have yet to meet another comp lit graduate.
    Madrina81 Madrina81
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    I graduated about six weeks ago.

    I successfully earned with honors a degree in business administration. I am gainfully employed. I worked my way through college.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology

    last year. Studying psychology has taught me a great deal about myself, because I suffer from mental illness. Mental illness is something I understand and can relate to.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I work as a full-time barista

    for a local specialty coffee shop. A lot of people there treat me like I'm dumb or just doing this for a year or am a burn out. I have my bachelors in chemistry, organic and international business. I'm 19, and I work in a coffee shop because I love it and I can live off what I'm...
    rhythmix rhythmix
    18-21, F
    Jun 8, 2015

    I have a associates in criminal justice

    and start tomorrow my last semester to complete my bachelors in criminal justice. I hope I find a good job!
    BeautifullyLoved13 BeautifullyLoved13
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    Nothing Is Impossible

    I never knew it was possible to go to college. No one in my family had ever gone to college. Despite getting high grades and graduating early from high school, college was just never presented as an option. I was encouraged to go to cosmetology school through R.O.P...
    SundayInJune SundayInJune
    31-35
    29 Responses Jan 31, 2008

    I am a college graduate

    and so proud of that fact. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a 3.9 grade point average. My major was in computer science. Prior to graduation, I had been officially offered and gladly accepted that position in a federal government capacity.
    collegecomputerwiz collegecomputerwiz
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    I'm glad I have a degree

    because a lot of people have it worse than me.
    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    I have finished my education

    and have a Bachelor i think it is important for me to get a masters. cause companies  done wanna pay enough if you only have a Bachelors Degree. 
    ccaston ccaston
    51-55
    Apr 16

    I have a college degree I graduated with my

    first one in spring 2013. I will have my second one in spring 2016. To God be the glory I never could have done it without you.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    I just recently got my Bachelor's of Science

    degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics =) I'm so thankful to those who supported me and I'm proud of myself for getting thru it, despite how hard things were at times. Whether it was the cost of tuition, the work itself, the professors, the other students, or the fact...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Dec 15, 2013

    I Wouldn't Trade It For Anything

    Yes, it was hard work, and frustrating at times, but I'm proud of finishing in 4 years. When challenges come, I know I have it in me to get tough things done.
    beerchick beerchick
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Oct 6, 2012

    I received my bachelor's degree in psychology

    in 2014. I now work as a group home coordinator for the mental health department.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 28

    I have a bachelors degree in accounting

    and MBA. I am a certified public accountant.
    mominpool mominpool
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    My degree is in filmmaking

    and photography :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 8, 2015

    I have earned two bachelors degrees

    and one masters degree from the University of Michigan. My degrees are in political science and psychology as well as in behavioral sciences. Also, I graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A. and was top of my class. I now have my own business.
    femalechilling femalechilling
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2014

    Recent grad, BS In biology- applying to

    veterinary school in a year ....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Graduated college today.

    So proud of myself.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    I've been working on applications

    so much I forgot what I wanted to do with this masters degree in the first place.
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I always ask myself yea,

    graduated already from college but what now? Don't know where or when to start.
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Degrees don't don't make successful life,

    its how you manage your life that make you successful.
    jkondar jkondar
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2015

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