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Christmas graduate

A college or university student who discontinues their 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 from (something)

1. To complete one's studies in a particular school or program. I can't believe we're about to graduate from college—how did four years go by that quickly? I graduate from my doctoral program in May.
2. To advance to a higher rank. At the end of the summer, I'll graduate from being a junior counselor to being a regular camp counselor.
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graduate in (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular subject. It took six years, but I finally graduated in biology.
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graduate with (something)

To complete one's studies in a particular school or program, resulting in the awarding of a particular degree or status. It took six years, but I finally graduated with a degree in biology. Of course Haley graduated with highest honors—she's always been a great student.
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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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Fresh graduates from Dentistry and Accountancy (Honours), as well as Medicine graduates who completed their housemanship/first year residential training, achieved full employment, while Pharmacy graduates who completed their one-year pre-registration training saw almost full employment.
Similarly, the number of nonrecent graduates working in these positions climbed from 30 per cent to 37 per cent over the same period.
It should be noted that the graduates of government higher education institutions got more practical training opportunities than their colleagues at the private higher education institutions.
Getting a teaching certificate makes graduates more likely to find work.
Mirroring the overall population of college graduates, black college graduates have increasingly relied on at least some student loans to finance their education.
The study suggests that amid a squeeze on public spending, there are signs that fewer graduates are going to work in the public sector.
Matthew Mara of Worcester, a 2006 graduate of Burncoat High School and 2010 graduate of Boston College, will teach in Mississippi.
Graduate Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne
A bid to encourage enterprise among North-East graduates by placing them with successful young entrepreneurs has been launched.
Still, recent graduates need to realize that they have to start somewhere.
In this manner, CDP graduates are better prepared to fill key positions.
Access Group, a nonprofit graduate loan specialist, is dedicated to providing students with access to affordable financing.
A leader in experiential learning and innovative education for the past four decades, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) offers graduate students distinctive graduate programs with a particular focus on management.
A graduate assistantship is a type of financial award provided to a graduate student for part-time work in teaching, administration/staff or research while pursuing course work toward an advanced degree.
That is, attrition that should have taken place in training takes place in the field, where the graduate exhibits his ineptitude.
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