12 March 2008

I hate mood swings

Posted by Jessica Ball

So, it really stinks when you hear news from people you’ve taken field courses with, and it turns out that not only have they applied to some of the same grad programs that you have, they’ve been accepted.

And you haven’t.

I’d like to be happy for this person, but I am just the teensiest bit bitter to hear about their acceptance (AND paid visit), when this particular grad program has told me that they aren’t accepting more than two people in my research area. (Which is the same research area that this person would be applying for.) So, is this person one of the two, or was the program just lying to make me feel better?

This being the same program that said they looked at people “years in advance”. Arr. This person hasn’t even graduated yet. How can the program have been considering them for that long?