so, I did something a little different yesterday afternoon. I went to UTS and graduated from my Masters of Interactive Multimedia. What a bizarre experience a graduation is. At times I wasn’t sure if I was in a university or a Catholic church! At any rate, after a three year slog, I now have my piece of paper. Hoorah!
talking to two of my lecturers after the ceremony (they both wearing the floppy hats you get to wear once you achieve a PhD) I commented on how much more comfortable their hats looked. They noted that there are several important advantages to having a PhD under your belt. The comfortable hats for one, but also having a great response to the question ‘is that Ms or Mrs’.

a compelling reason to think of a great PhD topic I think :)


  1. Steven Noble May 18, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    Congratulations! I’ll think I’ll celebrate with champaign and a sleep-in when I finally finish my MBA.

  2. Anne May 18, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    Great job, Leisa! That sounds like a really cool program. Must have been fun, but I bet your glad to have it finished.

  3. Nicolai May 19, 2006 at 3:29 am


  4. leisa.reichelt May 20, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    thank you!

    Steven – back in November when I actually finished, there were a few champagnes and subsequent sleep-in’s involved! That’s the weird thing about graduating 6 months after you finish… it’s almost anticlimactic. Perhaps that’s why they do the weird Catholic stuff ;)

    Anne – yep, definitely glad to be finished it, but also – in a very strange way – kind of missing it too. Thinking about work-stuff in an academic way is very luxurious. None of that boring commercial reality and organisational politics business. I can see myself going back for more :)