Many will say that education is the best asset to invest in; it enhances the value of human capital.
Graduation photos are a performance of well-bred, intelligent, contributing member of society. They really juice up a profile. This presentation of achievement and a degree allows people to take an average profile, a little bit more seriously.
And even though the graduation gown is not particularly the most physically flattering, it is in fact, intellectually flattering.
Which is far more advantageous. Right?