Graduation ceremony! (What's it like? - Anxious) Watch
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I was an extremely anxious person throughout my teen years, even in uni presentations, but uni and the struggle of securing grad employment has helped me overcome it. Now irl I feel nothing instead of nerves it's great.
I still feel anxious when I get a phone call and calling back recruiters etc, but I literally just prepare what I'm going to say and talk with confidence. You will quickly find that you need to gain confidence or learn to fake it, otherwise you'll be held back in your career and you cannot keep living like that.
I was in seat B12 2nd row from the front and seeing the crowd behind me didn't make me nervous at all. It was exciting because everyone is uniform in their gowns and you feel just like everyone else.
You are on the stage for 5 seconds and everyone claps for you and you will feel so accepted and honored. Yes, the camera shows you on t.v screens.
Do your makeup good and wear a nice outfit, whatever makes you feel and look fabulous.
My ceremony was 7.30pm until 8.50ish. Then you're led out of the cathedral to the drinks reception and the crowd are all smiling and clapping for you. It's such a proud and fabulous moment. Keep a positive outlook and enjoy!! You have plenty of time to prepare for it.