Tuesday, 17 June 2014

I Graduated University!

This past Saturday I had my convocation ceremony, which I was incredibly excited about! For the past 4 years I've attended the University of Ottawa, and I've received my Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Psychology program. I initially started out in the Joint Honours Psychology & Linguistics program, but quickly realized that linguistics just wasn't for me. I think that most students will agree that somewhere along the four year journey, you think about dropping out, quitting, taking a year off, etc. That thought definitely crossed my mine, but I'm really glad that I stuck with it. I'm so proud of myself for this accomplishment, and I'm actually the first in my family to not only attend university, but to also graduate. My convocation ceremony went very smoothly, and I was really happy to have Dylan and his parents there to support me.

Graduation Ceremony
Shaking hands with the university president, Allan Rock

Graduation Ceremony

Jumping Grad Shot
The token "jump" shot!

Graduation Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony with Parents
With the future in-laws

Graduation Ceremony and Parliament Hill
Parliament buildings in the background! I love Ottawa <3

Graduation Ceremony Couple

So now I'm no longer a student, and I have to find a grown-up job. If anyone out there is reading this and wants to employ me, I'm open to offers! Haha, I'm kidding (but only somewhat)... If you're in university now, know that these four years (or however long it takes you) will fly by, so enjoy your time! 

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26 comments:

  1. Congratulations, your parents must be very proud!
    Also your jumping picture is hilarious!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine!
      Haha, I have another one with me jumping, hair in my face, and my gown looks even more humongous than it does here lol

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  2. Congratulations - I love the photos, and you look beautiful! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  3. Congrats again! Ottawa is so beautiful, and you look lovely! :)

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I really love this city :)

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! How amazing and how proud your family must be - wow being the first college grad in your family is truly impressive. I'm so happy for you! I'm sure you'll go far :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm definitely very proud of myself :)

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  5. Congratulations on your graduation! What an amazing accomplishment!

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  6. Awesome!! Congratulations on such a big achievement! Now you can just concentrate on Wedding planning ;)

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  7. wow your parents must be so proud of you and you should be super proud of yourself! you look so happy and lovely, congratulations! and good luck with the job search (yuck).

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    1. Thanks Zoe! :D
      Yes, back to the job search I go...

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  8. Congratulations! Good luck with the job search.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  9. Congrats!! Oh man, so many times I've made jokes about dropping out to become a stripper (though let's be real, I'm not quite attractive enough), but UGH, linguistics is the actual worst. Anyways, congrats again and best of luck in finding a career/job! (#thestruggleisreal)

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    1. Haha omg I always love your comments!
      linguistics actually was the worst... well that and neurophysiology, both were just brutal lol

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  10. Congraulations Laura!
    Good choice on the Linguistics switch ;-) I took one course and realized it was fun once, but not for four years. Your family must be INCREDIBLY proud of you and good luck with the job search!

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    1. Thanks Jayne!! Ya, linguistics was just not for me, I'm really glad I figured that out early on! :)

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Laura