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What were your college graduation gifts?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GreenFrog, May 22, 2011.

  1. erdawe

    erdawe Senior member

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    Nothing much from the entire family side other than dinner. I've worked as a research monkey to fund myself thus far and I don't see much change going forward. I did get fantastic farewell sex from old college gf and casual fuck buddy the night after graduation. [​IMG] Then she moved across country day later. [​IMG]
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got some money from family members, but my parents gave me my security deposit for my first apartment when I got my job. They also bought me a TV, home theater system and furniture. I considered myself very lucky and was very happy with it all.

    Oh yeah, they paid for my college too. Nice.
     
  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I got some money from family members, but my parents gave me my security deposit for my first apartment when I got my job. They also bought me a TV, home theater system and furniture. I considered myself very lucky and was very happy with it all.

    Oh yeah, they paid for my college too. Nice.


    Nice. Zero debt here as well. I can't imagine how shitty it must feel to have 200K in debt.. ugh.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I have more than that in debt at the moment. I took out a mortgage.
     
  5. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I got lunch at a restaurant of my choosing when I finished undergrad. I got the same gift (different restaurant) when I finished graduate school. I was satisfied with those gifts.

    When my wife finished undergrad (we didn't know each other at the time), she got a new car, and her parents paid for her apartment for a year and furnished it for her (and they also paid for her tuition too so she had no debt). And she also had a great job lined up within a few weeks of graduation. Some people just win the genetic lottery. Her gift from her parents when she finished grad school was much less extravagant: a pen/pencil set and a nice shoulder bag.
     
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    +1.

    College graduation irks me, almost as much as high school graduation. College graduation is not an accomplishment. It takes effort to flunk out of college. I don't expect a reward for passing a bunch of classes and drinking for four years. It is just such an overcelebrated, fake event that it just makes me feel uncomfortable.


    agreed.

    my parents fully expected I would graduate college (which isn't very difficult) and go to grad school shortly thereafter.
     
  8. minusinc

    minusinc Well-Known Member

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    $30,000 in debt.

    This! [​IMG]
     
  9. v.freeman

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    A regifted Montblanc pen. Think I've used it once.
     
  10. sartorialism

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    I just got an amazing gift from my parents"”God bless them"”for my graduation from Law School. I got a full set of the Schottenstein Edition Talmud!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A degree with no college debt. I can't imagine how I could expect anything else on top of that.
     
  12. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    I just got an amazing gift from my parents"”God bless them"”for my graduation from Law School. I got a full set of the Schottenstein Edition Talmud!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    PM sent [​IMG] With all the jooz aroud here Im sure you can fetch a small fortune on B&S
     
  13. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    A degree with no college debt. I can't imagine how I could expect anything else on top of that.

    agreed. unfortunately, my parents aren't going to bankroll my grad degree, which will be 5 times more expensive... :'(
     
  14. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    A used Honda Civic. I was pretty happy
     
  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I guess I'm fairly lucky.. 0 debt. and depending on how much this stock portfolio that my uncle is going to give me is worth, ill have received close to $XX,XXX.
     
  16. Gibonius

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    A degree with no college debt. I can't imagine how I could expect anything else on top of that.

    I didn't expect anything for college graduation, but got it anyway.



    I don't remember getting anything for my PhD, but I sure as hell didn't expect anything. I'll report back in a few weeks about my wife, her parents LOOOOVE giving crazy fucking gifts (five figure wedding present) so I imagine she'll get something bonkers for her PhD.
     
  17. mm84321

    mm84321 Senior member

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    I don't remember getting anything for my PhD, but I sure as hell didn't expect anything. I'll report back in a few weeks about my wife, her parents LOOOOVE giving crazy fucking gifts (five figure wedding present) so I imagine she'll get something bonkers for her PhD.
    Do you find it's common for most PhDs that get married to end up with other PhDs as well?
     
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    Do you find it's common for most PhDs that get married to end up with other PhDs as well?

    Well, I mostly know younger PhDs, and then established ones in their 40-50s. The younger ones are almost exclusively with other high performers (MDs, lawyers, PhDs, etc), simply because of the demands of the lifestyle. It's hard to explain to someone with a normal job why you need to roll back out to the lab at midnight. I can't say about the people who get married to someone they met after grad school, because I haven't seen it happen yet

    The older generation (my boss, etc) seem to be married mostly to saints.
     
  19. sartorialism

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    I just got an amazing gift from my parents—God bless them—for my graduation from Law School. I got a full set of the Schottenstein Edition Talmud!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    PM sent [​IMG] With all the jooz aroud here Im sure you can fetch a small fortune on B&S
    In the spirit of Palin's ridiculous star of david neckless gesture the other day, [​IMG] As my father says, now i have a chavrusa. [​IMG]
     
  20. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Senior member

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    In the spirit of Palin's ridiculous star of david neckless gesture the other day, [​IMG] As my father says, now i have a chavrusa. [​IMG]
    As long as your not shteigin with Palin [​IMG]
     

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