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Hello from the other side (Tales from an alumnus)

 Written by    May 11, 2016

On Sunday I graduated from the greatest university in the world. It was such a bittersweet day because though I am leaving the place that has been home for the past four years, I know that I am now a Buckeye for Life.

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When I first came to Ohio State I cried every single day of my first semester. I didn’t know anybody here, I missed my family, and I even made a couple of trips to the hospital. Four years later I could not feel more differently. I want to thank those who have let me vent, who have studied with me, walked backwards with me, and done countless rounds with me. Thank you for being some of my best friends, mentors, and colleagues. I made the best decision of my life coming to Columbus, and I will always carry a piece of Ohio State with me wherever I go.

Words can’t describe the sense of pride you will feel at your own graduation from The Ohio State University. When you stand in that stadium and sing Carmen Ohio for the last time as a student, you don’t want to have any regrets. You want to know that you did everything you could to make yourself and your family and friends proud. As our Commencement speaker Dr. Anthony Fauci said “In whatever field or career path you choose, if you want to be true to yourselves and live up to your full potential you will live your life as a perpetual student.” 

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As far as future plans go, I have some time off this summer, so I will be doing some travelling and finalizing the apartment hunt in Columbus! In October I will start as a business analyst with Abercrombie & Fitch here in Columbus.

Thank you to the readers of Buckeye Blogs for following my path over the past four years, and best of luck in your future!

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