Blogger: Giovanna Perinetti Casoni,
Master student in Molecular Medicine, 2013-2015
We, the Master students of the Faculty of Medicine, participated in our final graduation ceremony today. It was a very special moment to be once again in the auditorium where everything started two years ago.
Tore Romunstad, the Head of Section for Student and Academic Affairs, welcomed us upon our arrival. Then, the Dean Bjørn Gustafsson wished us a great future. Maybe our studies at NTNU are over, but we will always be a part of this institution.
Every course was then called down on stage. Every graduating student received a rose and congratulations from the Dean and the chief of the Master Program Council. Finally, Thea Johanne Gjerdingen, the president of SOMA (the Student Organization for Master Students at NTNU) in 2013/14, held a moving speech.
Thea, as everyone of us, is graduating after two years of hard work and challenges, but these years have been full of great experiences and satisfactions. We all had the chance to meet and become friend with people coming from all over the world. We worked side by side getting to learn the processes of life and how to take care of them. As Thea said, “we came to NTNU for a degree, but got so much more”.
During the ceremony the artists of Trondheim kammermusikkfestival musically pleased us and we thanks them for their participation. After the ceremony, we all enjoyed cake and coffee at MTFS telling each other goodbye and good luck for the last time. We want to thank the Faculty and the organizers of this event, and we hope that this event was the first of a future long tradition in graduation ceremonies for Master students at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.