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Christmas graduate

A college or university student who discontinues his or her education after the end of the first term (i.e., around Christmastime). Primarily heard in US, South Africa. While I firmly believe in the importance of continued education, there are always a few Christmas graduates each year for whom college is just not well suited.
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graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate (in something) (with something)

to earn a degree in some subject with honors, etc. I graduated in math with highest honors. Sharon graduated with honors in medicine.

graduate from

v.
1. To move up from one position, rank, or level, to a higher one: That year, the athletes graduated from amateur to professional status in the competition.
2. To complete the academic requirements of some institution, usually receiving an academic degree: I graduated from college with a degree in history.
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graduate in

v.
To complete the requirements of an institution and receive an academic degree in some subject: I graduated in mathematics from the local community college.
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graduate with

v.
To complete the academic requirements of an institution for something, especially a degree or an honor: I graduated with a degree in mathematics. Few students graduated with honors this year.
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graduate

(ˈgrædʒuət)
1. n. a person experienced in life, especially sexually experienced. Britney is a graduate. Nothing is new to her.
2. (ˈgrædʒuet) in. to move from casual drug use to addiction. (Drugs.) Gert graduated to smack after only a year of skin-popping.
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May 11: Kaplan Career Institute Nashville, 157 graduates
She's the first to graduate from our family,'' Jose Chavez said in Spanish.
It is recommended that all components of this study be replicated on deaf graduates of other colleges.
However, at a minimum, rehabilitation graduates can be expected to bring the following kinds of knowledge and skills to any position: intake interviewing, case finding and community outreach, basic case management, fundamental vocational evaluation and work adjustment techniques and procedures, preliminary job development and job plalcement techniques, client advocacy, individual rehabilitation program planning, behavior change techniques, and specialized administrative/supervisory skills.
This clearly implies that subject knowledge is more important to the institution than is graduate education in librarianship.
Our FEDERAL CONSOLIDATION loan program is one of the nation's leading student loan refinance products offering graduates the ability to lock in the lowest rates in the history of the student loan program.
A recent survey of program graduates showed that "learning new skills" had a significant impact on their experience and influenced their applying to the CDP program.
A graduate assistantship is considered a paid position, as there is a stipend involved as well as other benefits.
Unqualified graduates are passed on to the field, where they absorb the time of their supervisors and peers out of all proportion to their value to the organization.
However, after working with the Purdue University MBA program in food and agribusiness for six years, we see graduate education in management through a different lens--that of the full-time professional who is earning a degree while juggling job and family demands.
Olin Graduate School of Business in Babson Park, Massachusetts, is one of many business schools that has revamped its M.
These schools generally offer their programs to high school graduates.
Recent graduates from the Special Operations course were key planners for the capture of Iraq's southern oil refineries.
Through their participation, graduates may begin to view an officer's conduct as being driven by acceptable motives (e.