I realise that I graduated university over 10 years ago now. Earlier today I wanted to check the exact date so I looked out a copy of my certificate. Sure enough, the 10 year anniversary was at some point last month. What was also stored with the certificate was my exam results for every course I had taken.
Looking back, in the final years I had done pretty well. A general mix of As and Bs. But looking closer I noticed a pattern. I got a B in every course that involved group work. The only other course that I got a B in was Process Control. Every other course resulted in an A.
Just as well my job doesn’t require working with others or process control…
I feel that I need to add some disclaimers here:
- Past performance does not represent future results.
- 10 years is a long time. Lots of things can change.
- This may reflect that the artificial nature of university coursework and course content may not truly reflect the ability of someone to perform in industrial roles.