Last Final Ever!

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  1. no2cyclones

    no2cyclones Mariner Moose
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    Just finished my last final exam of grad school. Is there any better feeling in the academic or working world?

    :smile:
     
  2. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

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

    Anyway, grats. :p
     
  4. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    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!!!
     
  5. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    All overrated
     
  6. Cyclonesince78

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

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    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.
     
  8. Triggermv

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    Touschee my friend. Touschee. Never understood why people are so anxious to get out when I'm so anxious to get back in.
     
  9. Clonefan32

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    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.
     
  10. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

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    College was great because of the lifestyle. And sir, you can never get that back.
     
  11. 2020cy

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    Congrats, but like everyone said, welcome to the real world now.
     
  12. wolverine68

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    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!!!
     
  13. NickTheGreat

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    Congrats man! :yes:

    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 :biglaugh:
     
  14. IsUaClone2

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    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.


    For those who want to return to the good old times: You can look back and learn but you can't live there.
     
  15. bigsag

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    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.
     
  16. CyFan61

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    The old(er) people that constantly long for college days whenever threads like these come up make me sad. I hope I'm not like that later in life.
     
  17. Cyclonic1

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    Leaving work on the last day before retirement was pretty sweet too.
     
  18. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    #18 Triggermv, Dec 11, 2013
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    True statement. You did do college wrong.
     
  19. CycloneErik

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    Congrats!

    Wrapping up my final classes this week, then on to read full-time for prelims.
    Even that's a good feeling.
     
  20. wolverine68

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    Amazing moment!
     

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