Last week Wednesday, I completed the final step of my Masters’ degree: uploading it to UW-space. The next day, I had a job offer. Finally uploading the thesis was a relief, but it wasn’t the same “BAM. GRADUATED.” feeling as it was in undergrad. The masters’ acceptance process took about a month. I had more of a graduating feeling when I received the ceremonial mug during the fall MoRG (Motion Research Group) party.
After writing papers for so long, I have the urge reference the picture: “Shown in Figure 1: Receiving the ceremonial U.Waterloo Mug upon graduation”.
Another tradition we have in our research group is to meet up at Grad house for a beer. This time we were celebrating Amir and Nasers’ successful PhD defence, and me leaving the group.
I’m happy I joined this research group. When you think back about a place, you don’t remember the work you’ve done. You remember the people.