Graduation Day At Binghamton University
5/20/2012 (Updated 11:10:53 PM)After four years of pouring over text books, agonizing over papers and stressing about exams, graduation day is finally here.
"It's very surreal that four years went by as quickly as it did," said Graduate Alex Corbin. "I feel like yesterday it was the first night of freshman year. Now I'm dressed in a cap and gown."
"It's exciting its nerve racking we have our whole lives ahead of us," said Graduate Emily Goodstone.
But the tight job market may negatively affect the mindset of this years graduates, especially when thinking about what comes next. But, BU President Harvey Stenger urges graduating seniors to keep their heads up.
"The first four or five months are going to be tough, a little uncertainty," Stenger said. "Your Binghamton University education will carry you through."
However, some graduates are choosing to continue their education.
"I'm going to take some time off, see if i can get my feet wet in the industry and see what happens, but my masters is next," said Goodstone.
And where ever their paths may take them, having the opportunity to graduate from BU is a major milestone.
"I'm the first person to graduate from my family, ever," said Graduate Michael Herz.
"I'm the first generation college student in my family, so its a very big honor for me" said Graduate Leandro Neves
Over the weekend over 3,000 students earned their degrees in four separate ceremonies. And with their formal education behind them and a bright future ahead...
"For tomorrow, just relax and take it one day at a time," said Neves.
In Vestal, Jeremy Donovan, Fox 40 News.
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