(Closed) Anyone else feel like they could use a pick me up? (pity party!)

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Oh noes!! Is it too late to drop the class so you don’t have an F on your transcript??

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yeah, to me, math is pretty much the worst.  

What do you want to do in grad school?

 

Ps. can i please just say that every time i see your name i laugh – i picture cupcakes made of tuna and it brings a smile to my face every single time.  Also i made some tuna cupcakes for my cat (decorated with treats) because i was on wedding bee when feeding time came around – i don’t think he noticed but it gave me an extra giggle.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Thats cool!  I studied Biochem as my undergrad and then did an MSc in biotechnology – i worked for 1.5 years as a genetics researcher specialising in cystic fibrosis genetic mutations, and had to quit because the job wasn’t at all what i expected.  I retrained as a teacher and now i teach Biology and Chem to high school students and couldn’t be happier!

In the process of getting by BSc, MSc and M. Teaching, I failed statistics classes twice and an education foundations class once.  Yes, transcripts are important to get you to the next level, but in my experience if there is always a person you can speak to, you will always always be able to talk your way through, especially if, as you have made clear, you had medical issues preventing you from giving 100% in the course.  ANd the most important thing you can do is focus on the end goal, not just the next hurdle in front of you – picture yourself in your ream job doing what you love doing, and hopefully it will make dealing with math and the administrative staff at colleges and universities alot easiter.

And of course, vent as much as you can on the internet and to your friends! thats what’ll get you through!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Crohn’s Disease Sister!!! Get on that Remicade, it’s a life saver for me. 🙂

The majority of grad programs have interviews which is where you get to explain your lackluster grades if applicable.  We had many people enter our program who had 2.whatever GPA’s and explained it in the interview.  Especially if you’re going to the medical field and it’s medical problems that prohibited you from doing as well as you’re capable of, that’s even more of a reason to accept you because you have empathy for others.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Tunacupcakes:Health first…School second. I know it seems like its crazy right now, but just do your best. Try not to stress about it…only makes matters worse. Yes grad school can still be in your future. Do you have any connections in your field so far. If not, get some fast!!! Connections can do what no average transcipt can. Also having a few great semesters after you finish this one will go more with your story of the Cronhs being your reason for poor academic performance. You just have to get back in there and show that you really want this.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Tunacupcakes:Of course, I am sure you want this. You sound like you do. Its just the job of getting it across on a freakin transcript.  I can’t believe your teachers aren’t working with you on this. Have you went to your college dean? Or at least the head of each department? I’m sure there has to be some type of waiver. I don’t want to sound like I’m suggesting things you may have already done, because if you have done these things, I apologize. I just know that trying to get through college while having other issues is really hard. But my college was very lenient and understanding. I wish you the best in your endeavors. Oh and don’t worry about being perfect. It’s definitely overrated. Your will to embrace your Cronhs and push through college toward your goal will be sure proof that you are well-rounded. Not only will it that you can deal with more than the norm, it will show your perserverance. It shows that you go to the end regardless of how bad your situation may be. Trust me, many employers and schools value perserverance over many other things.

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