Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Graduating? To Do's Before the Diploma

Graduating this year? Same! It's terrifying, thrilling, overwhelming and the best/worst thing to happen to anyone at this point in their lives. You might be busy trying to figure out how to be a student forever, but when you give up on that, you should start prepping for the big day.

1. Check in with your Advisor. They'll have all the information on paperwork, loan exit surveys and your transcripts. You want to make sure your schedule for Spring will fulfill any last minute credit needs you have to get your cap and gown.

2. The date seems to be set for May 19, so take a minute to look at the SVA Commencement page and  think about who you might want to invite to graduation. You get four tickets, but if you need extra, you should let your Advisor know to make sure you know where to apply for more.

3. What do you want to do after you finish? Where do you want to be? It's never too soon to start talking with family and friends about your life after college. Are you going to move back home while you job hunt? Travel? Stay in the city or move to a new town? The world is your oyster, however you take it. But make sure your oyster is outside the residence hall, because it can't be here. (sorry)

4. Make a list of things you want to do before you graduate! It doesn't need to be all serious adult/business junk. In fact, it should be plenty of fun things you have always wanted to do in New York but never got around to. You are a busy student, after all.

Whatever you do, I'm excited to see you on stage in just a few months! Cheers to us!


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