What you get when you graduate

I was thinking about writing a piece on what you get when you graduate.  The recognition, the skills, the anecdotes, the endless possibilities…

It could have been epic.

Then Joe Oliver came along.  Oliver, Sheffield’s Education Officer, recently graduated himself.  He summed up what you get when you graduate with great clarity:

“I officially added six extra letters to my name, now being able to call myself B.A. (hons), on application forms, name badges, online pizza delivery forms, tombstones, and the like.”

Anyone who did a B.Sc must be laughing.  Seven extra letters surely beats six. 😛

My congratulations to Joe and to everyone else who graduates this year.  Please remember to share some of your pizza with me.  I’d be terribly grateful.