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    Last Final Ever!

    Just finished my last final exam of grad school. Is there any better feeling in the academic or working world?




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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congratulations, hopefully you passed.

    I will say though I kind of miss finals, not really for the sake of the test, but just that feeling you are speaking of. The excitement that came over me after finishing the last final of the semester. Truly a glorious feeling.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Getting a good job, getting a big raise, getting promoted

    Anyway, grats. :P



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Yes, there is lots of better feelings. In fact, one of them is going back to school, which I'd do in a heartbeat again. The real world sucks!!!



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Getting a good job, getting a big raise, getting promoted

    Anyway, grats. :P
    All overrated



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congrats on being done! I remember it felt great to be done. But working 40+ sucks man. Wish I could go back.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    No thesis to defend? The day I defended my thesis and I knew that I passed was pretty good. But the day I finished my last actuarial exam was even better.

    I do agree with others, if someone would pay me to go back to school, I would do that in a heartbeat over working full-time.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Congrats on being done! I remember it felt great to be done. But working 40+ sucks man. Wish I could go back.
    Touschee my friend. Touschee. Never understood why people are so anxious to get out when I'm so anxious to get back in.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Wait until you lay your head down at night and realize the only thing you have done during the day was sat, periodically walked around and stared at a computer. Only then will you appreciate school.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    College was great because of the lifestyle. And sir, you can never get that back.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congrats, but like everyone said, welcome to the real world now.



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsTournament View Post
    No thesis to defend? The day I defended my thesis and I knew that I passed was pretty good. But the day I finished my last actuarial exam was even better.

    I do agree with others, if someone would pay me to go back to school, I would do that in a heartbeat over working full-time.
    I have to disagree. Defending my thesis, the way it was received, given what I had built up in my mind about it, was my favorite academic moment. That being said, getting a job after all that work was an even better feeling (and yes, I would go back to school if I could, but I can't. School>Job).
    BTW... Congrats!!!



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congrats man!

    I must have done college wrong, because I spent WAY more than 40-50 hours a week on it. So less time spent + more money earned = better life



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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Beware my friend, "The Last Final" is only the next step to a practically never-ending set of steps. Taking on the responsibility for a wife to care for, the birth of your first child, the marriage of your child, managing the final days of your parents, etc. You always wonder how well prepared you are and, when it's over, if you could have done better. Relish the step and prepare for the next ones.


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    Re: Last Final Ever!

    Congratulations.... That was not (however) your final exam. You will be taking "final exams" in your dreams for the next 20 - 30 years. Test taking is listed as the second most common subject matter of our dreams.



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