Congratulations, new MechSE alumni!
I guess that means graduation is coming up shortly too, which is also even more unbelievable because it means that I graduated a year ago. That doesn’t even seem possible. It goes by so fast! I haven’t had the chance to go back to campus since graduating and it feels weird. I see friends getting to go back and visit and it’s weird to have been away from campus for so long and I’m itching to go back, but since the end of the school year also means finals (one of the things I DON’T miss), I’ll try to keep my nostalgia to myself and make this short and sweet.
Class of 2016, congratulations on making it to the end! Savor every last minute of being on campus and good luck on the next leg of your journey. You’re an Illini (and a MechSE!) so I know you’ll be great.
Younger MechSEs, you’ll be there soon! I have the same advice for you. Even if it doesn’t always feel like it, your time on campus is going to fly by and you’ll be walking across that stage before you know it. Enjoy every minute it.
Good luck on finals everyone. I hope you all have an awesome summer!