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The Bitter, Bitter Taste Of Disappointment

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After months of waiting, I received a reply from a potential supervisor, informing me that I don’t qualify for neither a Masters program nor a PhD program due to my lacking in an honours degree. I guess a Bachelor’s and years of working experience doesn’t count for much.

To say that I was disappointed is an understatement. After reading the email, there were tears, and regret but what is done, is done. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t get in but not having my name on any papers published during my three years working under my boss, may have count for much of their decision. I know that the supervisor had tried everything he could to get me in as a post-grad candidate and I really, really appreciate his help.

Right now, I think I need to not think about this for a while. Maybe in a few weeks, I can look at what options are available to me and do something about it. Taking my GREs is one of them, though after that, I have no idea. I think that things happen for a reason. Maybe there’s another opportunity for my to get my Masters (at least) in the near future. I hope so because I really don’t want to be a garlic chopper for the rest of my life.

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One thought on “The Bitter, Bitter Taste Of Disappointment

  1. you sound like you’re in a particular field where paper qualifications have signifcant importance when it comes to promotion and climbing of ranks.sorry to hear about the news but i’m sure there are alternative routes. take a short respite from it all. clear your mind. it’ll do you good.