4 years later and I’m graduating college with my Bachelors in finance. Does anyone else think that’s crazy? It’s been filled with much drama, stress, and too many different hair colors to count. College is definitely a struggle, but fun. You learn a lot about yourself, and what you really want to accomplish in this world.
I can honestly say, freshman year if you were to ask me what I’d end up with as a degree, I wouldn’t have said finance. But, here we are graduating with a B.S in you guessed it finance. I just have a thing for money ok. (insert crazy laugh)
I will be continuing my education in the fall because I am in a 5 year combined degree program to obtain my M.B.A in business analytics. Yes, another fun degree, analytics is just super interesting to me. Although I have 1 more official year left of college, I am completely finished with undergrad. Honestly, undergrad sucks. Freshman year you take a bunch of random core classes that is pretty much the same as high school for what? Why graduate high school just to take the same classes again?
If those core classes weren’t required, you could easily obtain a B.S in 2 years, instead of 4. I do understand those core classes help some people figure out what they really want to major in, but they’re really annoying. Let’s face it we don’t all come out of high school knowing what we want to do. If you’re one of those lucky people, I raise a glass to you.
Anyway, I cannot believe I’m graduating college. I normally wouldn’t get excited for these types of things, but I’m honestly really excited. I’m super proud of myself and all the hard work I’ve done within 4 years. Hey, all that hard work has led me to be able to graduate Cum Laude, which translates to with honors. I have had a 3.5-3.7 gpa all 4 years of college. I’m not bragging here, just proud.
I honestly still don’t know what I want to do with my degree, but it’s really exciting to know I can now go into the real world and show what I can offer. I’m definitely a working girl. I can’t wait to have a desk, maybe even a cubicle, and just work. I’m sure I won’t be saying that in a few years though.
To finish this post off, I’d just like to say a few words for my fellow graduates and/or anyone else who recently graduated or whatever, honestly this is for anyone:
- don’t be afraid to take risks
- work your butt off the entire semester, not just the end because an A won’t always fix that F
- find study habits that work for you, reading a textbook isn’t for everyone
- don’t limit yourself
- be proud
- remember to appreciate the education you’re receiving
Congratulations to all who are graduating this year. You are all stars and all amazing! Good luck!