Today was my Comprehensive Exam. I was ready but still I was nervous. The place for my exam was reserved and I arrived on time to check on my presentation and to make sure all technical details were ready for when my professors arrived. I had a committee of three doctors and I had classes with all these professors. Each one inspires me for their tenacity and firm commitment to the educational and technology fields. My professors have been inspiring to me and their example and teaching has renewed my belief in the value of education.
This morning as I got up and started getting ready to be on time, my dad was in my mind the minute I woke up. Today I was presenting my exam to get my degree. I was fifteen when my father presented his thesis to get his degree. My father is a mechanical engineer. I remember him being so touched by having his family with him as my mom, siblings, and I were with him in his exam. I remembered the presentation so clearly. His project was outstanding. My father was always known as a knowledgeable, reliable, and professional individual.
Today I thought about him and made sure to look professional as if he would see me this morning. My father is one of the most influential people in my life. My presentation went well. I used a program that was new to me but I really mastered it in weeks!. When I was finished and after some conversation, the committee congratulated me and we all left. As I was preparing to leave the room, I thought again of my father thinking of how much I admire him and he is in my thoughts at all times. I love my father for many reasons but also because he has been an important example to me. You can see him in the picture with my Mom. Finally I can be proud that I passed my comprehensive exam. I will be graduating in less than two weeks!
Welcome to my blog. I am an international graduate student at Radford University.
My goals with this blog are:
1. To ease the transition for new international students to RU Campus.
2. To create awareness that being international is more than move geographically.
3. To let you know my personal and my friends experiences.