Monday, 21 November 2011

Where I'm at Now

Long time readers will know I started this blog way back in August because I had no idea what I was doing with myself or my degree. And to be honest, I still don't really have a clear idea of what I'm going to do.

Remember when I tried to get a job? Yeah, that didn't work out too well. So much for delaying things for another year to buy me more time to figure out what to do. So, clearly the smart thing to do would be to try and find another job right away at the first opportunity.

What?

Hear me out. See, there's a Psychology Internship program that my University offers that would be awesome if I could get in. For one year, you'd work with other psychologists, get valuable field experience AND get paid at the same time.

Plus it be a really good break after so many non-stop years of classes. Jobs range anywhere from research to medical to judicial. Each year the co-coordinator contacts a ton of interested organizations and then students contact them and arrange for interviews.

What could possibly go wrong?

Brilliant.

Well for starters, I'm a 4th year student, this is a program for 3rd year people. No problem, no problem, they make exceptions.

To people who have not exceeded the course credit limit.

I exceeded that limit last term.

BUT if you can make a compelling case they sometimes will even make an exception for people in this category as well. I talked to a few people and thanks to my multiple interview failures I am now "more experienced in interviews" and I've done more research so more "research experience" is also a good thing to tell them.

If only it were like this.

Sadly, I won't be able to know the department will make an exception for me or not until January. Also, if I decide to do the internship I can't graduate in April. Also, also, I need to start talking with other co-coordinators to figure out my Winter schedule to improve my chances.

If I can get this internship I have a chance at getting a job somewhere that I've always dreamed of. But no comment on that yet, don't want to jinx myself. Let's see if I can even get accepted for the internship program to start with.

73 comments:

  1. I really hope you get that internship. There are always exceptions I'm sure you'll get it fine. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was just about to say "go ahead and do the internship" and then..yeah, wait until you get accepted, but wait, did u apply?

    whatever or whichever way, as long as it benefits you. go ahead. and really, internship sounds so promising..give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's great to hear about your recent life man. Good luck buddy, it's cool you're aware of Chris-Chan too, I didn't think many on here were!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wish you luck and positive angry thoughts my friend, hope you get what you want.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Really hope that you get that internship :) good luck

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good luck with getting on the internship. You're a fourth year student, you have more experience than those lousy third years.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good luck with all of this. I do love that picture, those construction guys look like they have it all under control. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi dear, abot the pumpkin cheesecake is not necessary use the pacans if you dont like:)

    Hope all of your things go better!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Seems like a slightly mad time for you! If it makes you feel better 60% of people I graduated with have no idea what they want to do now. Another 10% do but are struggling to make it happen. Me included. Hope it works out for you :)

    Laura x
    http://firstclassramblings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good luck on getting the internship. There's nothing better to help you figure out what you want to do than experience like that.

    ReplyDelete
  11. just keep trying m8, im in the sort of situation you are in, dont stress it though. Im not 100% sure where I want to go either.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Good luck, sounds like a great internship and waaaay back in August, that was sooo long ago..hahaha

    ReplyDelete
  13. internships can be good or bad depends if the firm is looking for free work or people to hire

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's tough out there. I think the internship sounds like a good idea. Plus it will give you real-life experience.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I had a time when I cannot take any job because I was leaving in 3 months to other country to do an internship, and I just was applying for each job that I can just for improve myself in personal interviews. What happened at the end is I got a nice job but I had to reffuse due to this internship, but they said they'll save the spot for me when I return.

    Just do stuff, you'll never know.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Man, your education system is weird. I could take different classes how much i like. Only thing i need to do is apply for one.

    ReplyDelete
  17. well you have to think positive. Think a lot about you getting the internship, and you will get it (saw a documentary about this on discover).

    ReplyDelete
  18. Good luck!!! Fingers crossed you'll have good news in January~

    ReplyDelete
  19. Good luck with getting what you want! If you plead your case think of good things to say in advance!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really hope this works out for you! It's hard making those kinds of decisions. Good luck. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

    ReplyDelete
  21. It totally *should* be like that game! University kinda sucks. Sorry for the current stress but it sounds like you've got some great possibilities ahead. Hope they work out!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hope you get that internship!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fingers crossed that they do.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'll keep my fingers well crossed for you young one; although I doubt that you'll really need my help.

    When I was an undergrad back in the dark ages I contacted each prof in the psychology department. I was able to score a pretty sweet job as one of their assistants. The job was never posted anywhere. I just got lucky.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Do try not to sweat this job searching thing too much. Do your resaerch for the right opportunity for you! Not because of what the school wants. The real world and school are to completely different things.

    Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That sounds like a conundrum there sir. Best advice is that this is a journey, not a destination. Graduation is just an event on the journey, not some sort of epoch.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Good luck with your hunt for jobs. Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know whether you like to follow each other.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. get a job is one of the most dificult step in a life...
    my brother took about 30 years to find one... :D

    ReplyDelete
  29. i dont even get what they are trying to do in that 2nd pic...

    ReplyDelete
  30. Keep your spirits high, and keep us posted!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Meh, the internship might be better than graduating tbh. the amount of people I know that got jobs off their internships, without graduating, is a lot more than you'd think. Good luck though!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love the second pic. It's funny!

    ReplyDelete
  33. yeah been there, done that. waiting for replys as to whether you get accepted or not is downright frustrating. you have my sympathy bro

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hope you get the internship – lots of “also's” in that equation...

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh how I've longed for a quantified experience system in life, and the ability to go through months of hard work in a two minute montage set to my favorite music.

    ReplyDelete
  36. i wish you the best of luck on getting into the intership

    ReplyDelete
  37. Good luck with the internship program. (:

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have enjoyed having a look around your somewhat eclectic blog!
    and I have enjoyed my time here
    best
    john

    ReplyDelete
  39. Ah sounds just like my friend who was stuck between finding and choosing an internship for her Masters. Stressful times but I am sure the right opportunity will make an exception for you :-)

    ReplyDelete
  40. So..next expected post is about your dream job? :P

    ReplyDelete
  41. Sounds like a sticky situation to be in, good luck and I hope everything goes well! +followed

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have no idea what I am going to do, either. D:

    ReplyDelete
  43. Let's just hope yeh? And whatever happens happens, you'll be alright.

    ReplyDelete
  44. ugh. It's the ole you can't get a job til you've got experience, but how do you get experience without a job runaround. That sux. But you're trying! That's worth something. I bet they'll let you in. Best of luck with it!

    Happy Thanksgiving~

    ReplyDelete
  45. I hope they make an exception for you! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Good luck! Sounds like a great experience getting experience. Plus, there's the money aspect of it, as well.
    Win, win.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Good luck! Internships are scary (says the girl who never had one). But it's definitely tough out there - everyone wants you to have experience but nobody wants to give you any.

    A few years ago, I finally got hired by a total mysogynistic asshole and spent 11 months of my life in hell before I was thankfully fired for a perceived "betrayal" regarding a coworker who quit without giving notice. Luckily, that soul-raping experience gave me enough experience to get my current job, which is a million times better (though not without issues). Just keep at it!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Ooh, good luck with that. I can never get exceptions made for me :P

    ReplyDelete
  49. if only life worked that way too.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Looks like you're in a somewhat similar position to me. Fun stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Good luck with getting that internship. If you don't get it, I'm sure your local McDonalds is hiring.

    ReplyDelete
  52. 4th year student, how long from now?? 10yrs??

    ReplyDelete
  53. Forget about getting an education and just get into porn.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Nice blog following. Also please check out my blog as I am just getting started! THank you1!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Good luck with that stuff, man. Thinking about career while still at uni is so important. I didn't do squat towards my career, just concentrated on getting a sweet grade. Now I work in something completely unrelated to my subject! Do not go down this path, dear sir.

    ReplyDelete
  56. well, all i can say its good luck getting the internship

    ReplyDelete
  57. Good luck with the internship and thanks for the lovely comment, it may look sunny but it's freezing outside right now! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  58. Good luck with the internship! It sounds like a great program--I hope everything works out.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Good luck man, im sure you can do it just dont give up.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Best of luck to you. Endless possibilities out there. Hope you had nice thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Wish you the best. Hope it all works out.

    ReplyDelete