As I’ve said many times… this is my LAST semester in graduate school. Hallelujah!
So far – I’ve managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA. I’m kind of impressed with myself since I still feel like a total phoney when it comes to the field of Information Technology. I’m also impressed because I have dealt with turds in just about every class I’ve taken that threaten my sanity and my patience.
I didn’t think the 4.0 GPA was a big deal because honestly – it hasn’t been that difficult. However, in chatting with some other students this semester – I’ve realized that apparently not everyone gets straight A’s. Who knew?
I’ve recently been getting tons of e-mails from my school inviting me to corporate visibility days. The e-mails all start with the same message in the beginning that state something like, “Congratulations! [Corporation] has identified you as a student they’d like to meet at their upcoming Corporate Visibility Day at [school].”
I really thought just about everyone got that. Apparently not.
I also recently received an invitation to join some national honor society. The invitation stated, “You worked hard to be in the top 15% of your university class, and hard work should have its rewards. Because of your academic excellence, you are invited to join the world’s premier collegiate honor society…”.
Up until that point, I really didn’t give a shit about my GPA. I just wanted to pass my classes and get reimbursed for my tuition.
But now? Now I want to graduate with a 4.0. The competitive nature in me has set in and I want to be amongst the top students in my class. Will this get me anything? Nope. But dammit, I want it.
I recently got a 74% on a mid-term and found myself freaking out over it. When did I care? Honestly – I can get two C’s this semester and STILL graduate. Shouldn’t I be slacking?
That C got my ass in gear and I’ve been studying, taking control in my groups when I need to and talking to my professors about my grades. When did I become such a nerd?