Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Year, New Term

I head back to class tomorrow. Really not looking forward to it. I didn't get to spend that much time with my girlfriend Theresa due to conflicting work shifts and other scheduling issues. My backlog of computer games is still massive and I don't like the idea of being unable to sleep in anymore.

This dog has no idea how lucky he is.

And how did I fare last term? Kind of odd actually. I found my Abnormal Psychology course to be interesting, the exams were picky but easy. My Developmental Psychology course I found was stupid and I messed up a lot of the earlier assignments due to careless errors.

So imagine my surprise when I did quite well in Developmental and completely screwed up Abnormal.

I don't even know what to say.

So this term I'm taking a course in Memory, another Developmental Psychology course, and more research. I'm really struggling with research as nothing I'm doing is working at the moment. The next stage of our experiment has been delayed for way too long but nothing I do seems to be working.

In the meantime I still need to send an appeal for that internship. Why is this internship so important to me? Several reasons. I want to get into grad school but thanks to a disastrous third year I'm not going anywhere fast.

There are two options for me: First would be to graduate and then do a 5th year to hopefully compensate for the third. This, isn't so great. I'm kind of tired of classes, losing money to tuition and studying for exams.

The second would be the internship. Work for a year, get money, experience, etc.. More importantly, there have been people in the past with much worse GPAs than me who got into grad school after they completed their respective internships. Coincidence? I think not.

Or it might be time for me to take off my tin foil hat.

Wish me luck, I don't think many people have read my first post and why I started this blog. But I think I know what I want to do now.

And getting this internship will make it that much easier for me.

70 comments:

  1. Hopefully the best of luck with the internship! Apply well and apply often to several places and you should be able to get something (Hopefully). Apart from that, even though I'm sure you're probably completely and utterly sick of college at this point, do try to enjoy it as much as you can. Once it's gone, it costs a lot of money to do it again!

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  2. The first days back are always the worst. I don't know why they (The Man) expect us to be up before noon. It's a disgrace!

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  3. do your best, i like reading your blog :D

    following, keep it up!

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  4. I hope you'll get that internship. Getting experience is certainly better than just sitting in classes.

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  5. I know how you feel. the day doesn't have enough hours

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  6. Sorry to hear about the lack of time with your girlfriend buddy, best of luck with university today mate.

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  7. Good luck with the internship and yeah I had that same feeling, by my fourth year I just wanted out.

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  8. Great blog, great post! :) Good luck in class :P

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  9. Yeah the current format of education is outdated. You need practical knowledge and job experience in order to get hired. If you do well in internships they assume that you will do well when they hire you.

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  10. Yes. Take of the tin foil hat and brace yourself.

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  11. Good luck with your appeal...I agree that internships are quite important. Hope you line up one soon~

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  12. Well I do wish you luck on getting the internship, and on doing well in classes. You can still sleep in once in a blue moon.

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  13. Good luck on the new semester!

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  14. The internship sounds the best to me.....

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  15. wishing you luck, here's to a good beginning of a new school year!

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  16. Good luck this semester! I'm sorry you didn't get to spend more time with your girlfriend!

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  17. Ugh. I feel for ya. I saved my internship to the very end, then I couldn't find one, so I couldn't graduate. Five years of classwork, couldn't graduate.
    &*^(_)$#%^#@!!!!
    Eventually, I got an internship. And graduated.

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  18. Go for it man, grab those chances, however small and tedious they may seem!

    Also, psychology is the shit. Really very interesting, though nothing I'd like to study. I just like to learn how to mind-trick people, heehee.

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  19. Good luck on the internship

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  20. haha! have fun back at your first day back to class!

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  21. Yeah, I definitely don't miss school.

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  22. I take Abnormal psych next semester. Hope I do well!

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  23. You'd get alot more out of the internship if you feel deflated with studying. Good luck brah!

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  24. good luck. i'm thankfully not starting university until this year's fall

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  25. My GPA sucked terribly and I still got into grad school. Albeit kind of a crappy grad school. But still...

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  26. Consider yourself lucky, my brother started the next term more than a week ago.

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  27. Good luck. That internship will rock.
    More so if you were a Geology Major.

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  28. I'm glad you're getting an idea of where you wanna go. You're doing fine it seems, so congrats :)

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  29. Good luck with all that. Bloody university :(

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  30. Best of luck to you. Internships are great. I took a lot of psych in college, but I don't remember much of it.

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  31. Alright, you're one step ahead of me~.... ><

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  32. I'm happy to hear that you're applying for the internship. Our daughter did that very thing a few years ago and beat out about a hundred others to get it.

    Funny thing was that she got it and after working in the field for a year has now gone back and changed her major; so she'll have two degrees.

    Knock yourself out working on your essay for your app. Get a couple of people you trust to read it for you before you turn it in. Good luck.

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  33. Good luck with landing that internship!

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  34. In a world over-saturated with degrees, the one with experience (be it volunteer, internship, or part-time) stands mountains above the rest.

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  35. I'm not really sure what the equivalent of grad school is here. However, I do hope you get your internship as well as blast away those low GPA scum! :D

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  36. Nice read, Good luck with everything!

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  37. Getting an internship sounds like a great idea! Hope it goes well for you :D

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  38. New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending. Following!

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  39. You hardly sound like someone who'd ever go on a rampage in the supermarket... Anyway, all the best with your internship.

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  40. Oooh Psychology.. Interesting. I'm thinking of doing Clinical Psychology when I'm older.. That is, unless I become a best-selling author and international hard-hitting journalist. :D

    Good luck for the new term and thanks for following my blog :D

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  41. Good luck! It's good for the soul to have a goal and direction. ;D

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  42. I am proud of you! Keep it up :D

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  43. This year will trump all others, for sure. The internship is yours, and if not the greater path shall be revealed.

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  44. Good luck with the internship and your new semester!

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  45. you don't need luck. you just need to know the right people. you know what they say: it's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know! ;)

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  46. I hope you're able to get an internship!

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  47. Internships are great! I always encourage students to try to seize the opportunity as you gain real world experience. You'll also appreciate school that much more!

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  48. You're a psych major? I am too!

    I don't know your situation but there is more than one internship out there. Maybe connect with your professors.

    Best of luck.

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  49. I can't say that I understand what you are going through because I don't. But I hope that things get better for you. I'm sending hugs and prayers your way lol....

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  50. haha your funny! i like your blog and you got your self a new follower +1 :D

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  51. I think the same thing about my pets. So lucky lol

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  52. Like I said before, believe in yourself! you WILL get that internship.

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  53. Good luck, hope you do well and enjoy it

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  54. Good luck man! pulling for you :D

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  55. YAY I'm a psychology student too :D and not being able to sleep in sucks so damn badly! I'm hoping to become a psychotherapist, or an author, or both, or an orange!

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