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Graduation Stories That Will Inspire You

Each student who walks across the stage to get a diploma has a unique story about the journey to graduation day. We are sharing a few of those stories that will inspire or motivate you. Explore their stories of success and accomplishment.

Ten Years in the Making: The Degree Journey of Mohammed Washim

For Mohammed Washim, earning the diploma proclaiming his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech was a 10-year odyssey. Beyond what he learned in the classroom, Washim learned the value of perseverance.

What’s Next: Aerospace Graduates Talk Jobs, Adventures, and Goals

Before they scatter to labs, think tanks, and industries unknown, some members of the Class of 2017 gave us a sneak peak of their next adventure.

Hacking His Way to Graduation: Computer Engineer Ryan Pickren

Pickren has been earning miles in United’s Bug Bounty Program since October 2015. The program, started in May 2015, incentivizes researchers to identify and report potential security issues that could affect the company’s websites, apps, or online portals.

BME’s Heather Noyes: Picture of Glitter and Grit

Personal tragedies including the death of her father took their toll on Heather while at Tech but she carried a part of him across the stage during graduation.

Carolina Panthers’ Kicker, Harrison Butker (ISyE) Walks at Graduation

Carolina Panthers’ kicker Harrison Butker walked at Georgia Tech graduation after signing his rookie contract with his new NFL team and reporting to training camp.

“Coming to America” – From Immigrant to Honor Student

The most impressive part of George Tzintzarov’s journey is where it began—in a small town in Eastern Europe. Crediting Sesame Street and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he learned to speak English and has now received one of Tech’s highest academic honors as he readies himself for graduate work.