Archive for January 20th, 2012

On Dealing With Rejection

Or, why I’m not all that heartbroken about not getting in…

That’s right. The first response is in from the seven schools, and it was a rejection. From the University of Edinburgh. And you know what? I don’t really mind. Yes, of course, it’s disappointing. Of the two schools in Scotland I applied to, I was really interested in Edinburgh for the historical/cultural draw and opportunities, but I had a funny feeling when I submitted the application. When I reviewed the faculty pages, I didn’t really see anyone that appeared to be a very good “click” or fit with research interests – some close, but that proximity could have been questionable. There actually wasn’t anything extremely special about the program, other than the fact that it was Edinburgh, that was a huge draw.

And it would also have been the most expensive to attend, in raw tuition.

So, disappointed? Yes. End of the world? Not hardly.

Right, back to the cards…

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