Graduation is a time of celebration, relief, sorrow and most of all – awakening. As we venture through our last few weeks as college students and take our first steps into a new world, it is important to enter it in style.
Right now is the time when we determine who we want to be for the rest of our careers. Fresh starts happen in the milestones of our lives. However, this one is especially important. We are able to distinguish how we want to represent our professionalism, ethics and most importantly, our personalities.
As we say goodbye to past opportunities and hello to new ones, it remains important to keep relationships intact. Your past can help your future – hey, it’s what got you here in the first place! Try not to cut ties, burn bridges or lose connections. What we have learned will influence our future decisions.
Take what you have learned and determine the person you want to be. This determination may follow you through the rest of your career, so choose it wisely. Thank you all for a wonderful term. I look forward to seeing the amazing things that will come out of this year’s cohort. I believe the only proper way to say goodbye in this situation simply comes down to one word, cheers.