Finding the Fit: 24 and Overboard

The spring semester brought new adventures including being Editor-in-Chief of our campus magazine, The Bull.  But, in the back of my head I knew that above all else, the spring would be nothing like the fall - or would it? Especially because I took a deep breath and  opened up yet another rejection letter.  There is a high chance that I will be no farther from home than I am now come this fall, and THAT makes me want to cry.  I have to put on a brave face for my staff at the magazine and they comfort me saying that it wasn't meant to be or that I would have hated the weather anyway.  My rejection from a Cal State in Northern California came via email in February letting me know that more competive applicants had been considered.  It was the nicest way to say that I wasn't good enough, but in all honestly, at least I got an explanation, all I got from another Cal State was "admission denied."  The funny thing is that I contemplated the "what if's" last night. Not over a pint of … [Read more...]

Finding the Fit: Cali Boy

Hi friends. It’s me again, here to give you an update on my application process. First, I would like to discuss the careful balancing act of applying to schools while managing school work in the fall semester. On the one hand, everything that I have worked for these past years has been with the intention of transferring to a good university/college in the hopes of making something of myself. So naturally, I would love to spend all of my time carefully preparing my applications since they carry such important ramifications. Yet, at the same time, I am carrying a 15 unit course load in the fall semester which is the last semester that colleges will look at in terms of GPA before they make an admissions decision. I’ve heard from multiple sources that an upward trend is very important and this semester in particular is the most important of them all. Naturally, there is a conflict where I wish I could be brushing up on my applications or contacting schools but instead I need to spend the … [Read more...]

Finding the Fit: 24 and Overboard

I used to joke that college would be the best 10 years of my life, but somehow 6 years later that joke isn't so funny anymore. Back in the fall of 2007, I was a wide-eyed college freshman: lost, dazed, and confused. I knew I had to take the basics: math, English, science, and history, and that I would have to eventually declare a major. Oh the M-word! I didn't even know where to start. It seemed like every new class I took made me want to major in that field. Fast forward 4 years later and I was still lost. Having been a theater major, poli-sci major, communications major, business major, and anthropology major, all I discovered was what I didn't want to do. It was time to raise my white flag and ask for help. I sought the advice of professionals at the counseling office, and was told to take a college success course. That class changed my life, and helped me discover my true passion for journalism. Two years later, I raise my white flag once again. While I no longer wonder what … [Read more...]