And when I say bad, I mean, I screwed up my degree bad.
What am I even doing?
So to reiterate, I'm in the Psychology Specialization program. Unique to this Specialization is an Internship program which I'm also trying to get into. However, I exceeded the course limit for the Internship, so to compensate, I try to reapply and reduce the number of courses I'm currently taking per term so I don't exceed the course limit as much. Hopefully to increase my chances of getting the internship because they tell me the number of exceptions they make are quite high.
What I forgot though was that the Specialization Program had a minimum course requirement per term.
And I no longer met it.
I didn't have the requirements for my degree.
Out you go.
Let's be honest here. I'm kind of screwed. Everything I've worked for has been for naught. I've already missed the deadline for graduating, the deadline for adding courses was way back in January. The best I can hope for is graduating with a Major in Psychology in the Fall and scramble to find a minor in something else. The internship is like some distant dream at this point.
Unless I wanted to do something that most people would consider crazy.
This will be be fun...
The coordinator gave me the following option:
- Talk to professors who you've worked with in the past.
- See if you can take on a second research course with one.
- Join the class of another one.
Note this would be in addition to everything I'm taking right now. Midterms are in less than 2 weeks, I have to start studying for my current 2 courses and prepare to launch an experiment for one lab. On top of this I'd have to catch up on everything taught in a new course and start running an experiment in the other lab.
So what did I do?
Of course I took her up on the offer. What choice did I have?
This is do or die. I have invested too much time and effort into trying to get this internship to fail now let alone my degree. Employers want people who have actual work experience, if I want to have a chance at a job when I graduate, I need this internship. And to even have a chance to get the internship, I need to remain in the Specialization program.
I will succeed in taking on all of these courses or kill myself trying.
And it's going to take a lot more than a bloody course limit to stop me.