Department of Psychology
The University of Houston
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Houston, TX 77204-5022
What she was thinking
Psychology alum shares experience of graduating
This photo was submitted by Kim, who graduated in May with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She submitted the following text to describe what she was thinking when the photo was taken.
"At that moment, I was overwhelmed by my excitement of finally being able to walk across the stage and to have completed my 4 year journey through college. Besides my fear of tripping on the stage and the excruciating pain from my heels (I had literally tripped while entering the alumni center earlier), I was feeling anxious about my next journey in life: graduate school. I would be beginning my first semester of graduate school at the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Clinical Psychology Master’s Program the next month. I would be the second in my family to graduate college and the first to earn a Master’s degree. I was thinking how proud I, my family, and friends were of my accomplishments thus far and how worthwhile my journey was. I have made great friends along the way and, most importantly, my undergraduate experience has taught me a great deal about myself."