So this is seriously the best.
With over 9,000 students graduating each year at Michigan State University, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. So when Amy Meyers graduated back in 2011, she made a spur-of-the-moment decision to stand out in the crowd by writing a clever phrase on her graduation cap. Then something awesome happened: Her witty cap got such a good response from friends and family that, five years later, Amy still wears it every day.
Now that’s graduation done right!
Ask anyone at the biotech company where Amy, now 27, works as a data analyst, and they’ll tell you that Amy’s “Will Work For Ramen” mortarboard is a fixture in meetings, the break room, and at all company functions. Amy and the clever cap may be inseparable now, but back in 2011, it all started as a simple offhand comment to friends.
“It was the day before graduation, and one of my friends asked me how the post-graduation job search was coming,” explained Amy. “I said ‘I will work for Ramen,’ and it got a laugh, so I thought maybe it would be fun to put it on my graduation cap.”
“At the ceremony, people would come up to me and say ‘Hey, I like your cap,’ or ‘Funny hat,’” Amy continued. “That’s when I knew I really had something on my hands. The next day, I changed my profile picture to one of me wearing the cap, and it got a bunch of likes, so I figured, why not keep going?”
Our thoughts exactly!
Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store, another day at the office, or going out dancing with friends, Amy never leaves the house without her trademark “Will Work For Ramen” graduation hat, and she has no plans to stop anytime soon. And why would she, considering the cap she has at her disposal?
Wow, talk about a seriously clever phrase to have on a graduation cap! We’re glad Amy stuck with it—now, even more people can enjoy her great turn of phrase. Keep on wearing that cap, Amy!