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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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5,211 out of a total of 6,466 full-time fresh NUS graduates from the Class of 2017 and 595 out of 825 follow-up NUS graduates3 participated in the joint survey.
This includes jobs such as dancers, choreographers, fitness instructors, youth and community workers, and IT user support technicians, which account for a third of employed recent graduates in the UK.
Comparing the results of the survey for the graduates of private and government educational institutions, the results showed that graduates of government educational institutions are more employed than the graduates of private educational institutions.
Ten new graduates were employed in district nursing services and two each in obstetrics and maternity, and public health, with 17 employed in other practice settings.
In total, 285 graduates reported salary information out of 1,725 total respondents.
While there has also been a concurrent rise in the amount of undergraduate debt for whites as well as blacks, the gap between white and black college graduates has remained roughly the same over the timespan, at nearly 20 percentage points.
It also says: "It appears that in 2010 there has been a reversal as there are fewer graduates in 2009-10 entering employment in the public sector and an increase in those entering the banking and finance sector.
Jeffrey Rothschild of Worcester, a 2007 graduate of Worcester Academy and 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will teach in New Orleans.
Graduate Work Experience pays recent graduates pounds 195 per week for eight weeks' work experience with an entrepreneurial SME.
Still, recent graduates need to realize that they have to start somewhere.
In the survey, 91 percent of the SES-ers indicated that rotational assignments were a very important or the most important component of the program, and 94 percent of all graduates indicated that rotational assignments were very important.
Short-term Medical Insurance--An affordable option for your recent graduates.
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.
As we know, much to the chagrin of the trainers and the field managers receiving the graduates, attrition does not always happen according to this script.
There are a variety of different arguments raised: you can't build a leader in the classroom; graduates don't understand the people side of management; MBAs do not approach decisions from an ethical perspective; graduates make good analysts, but not good managers; and so on.