You have invested hours and years of studying for your degree or diploma certificate, you did the exams, and let’s assume that you either passed or failed, right? Either way you will need to graduate and get out to face the monster of a life out here. For much of the time that you were a college student, you never thought about the graduation, but the final semester is now slowly ticking away and you start thinking all kind of thoughts about the possibilities of the ceremony boomeranging on you.
Take some time to cool; it cannot be as hard as you presume. Of course you will need to get mentally prepared; you will need to know what you will wear under the graduation gown, probably what you will say too; who you will invite and how you will handle them. But all these might be the legendary case of putting the cart before the horse if you do not take the time to make sure that you will be graduating.
Some schools and colleges will not allow you to graduate if you have not met some specific criteria. These criteria might be a certain pass mark, payment of the total arrears owed in school fees and clearance from the various departments of the school. Failing to graduate while you have been planning for the graduation is probably the single most dreadful thing that can happen in your life.
After you find out whether you are in the coveted graduation list, it is time for some logistics. You will need to actually get out there and find the best graduation dresses for this special ceremony. You will need to print the invitations and plan other logistics. This could prove to be the one of the toughest stage of preparing for your graduation, but with the help of family, it can become fun and worthwhile especially when you are shopping for your graduation dresses.
Getting mentally prepared for the big day is something else that you will need to do way ahead of time. Get out of denial and accept that you are finally leaving the blissful college life, with all the beautiful ladies who used to dress in the sexiest homecoming dresses you have ever seen. You will now be part of the alumni-that respected group of colleagues who may or may never find time to visit the college again. This maturity needs to be reflected in the major decisions that you will be taking from now onwards.
As you adjust your mind to tackle the forthcoming graduation, keep in mind that building and maintaining future relationships with your collegemates will most probably be done at this particular time. It is true that you may not see most of your friends for a while but that does not mean that you should trash their contact details. Remember you are getting from a very sheltered life where you probably thought that you friends don’t matter that much to a life that will need you to keep in contacts with them for job openings and such. Choose the friends who you will maintain contact with wisely. Having a group of let’s say 20 buddies who you can look up to for companionship will make you feel less freaked by the fact that you are leaving the safe confines of college.
The next thing you will need to do when dealing with former college friends is to keep in touch through planning of connecting events. These may include homecomings, get-togethers of even long distance video calls. There are plenty of activities you can decide to attend together, and this list is not in any way limiting. Just keep the friendships buzzing.
Now, you are hopefully settled on how to prepare for your graduation. It is time to go grab yourself a graduation dresses that is sure to leave you feeling like the queen or king of the day. Happy graduation.