Today I woke up to email letting me know that yet another company had decided to “move forward with candidates we felt had the most significant experience and fit for this role.” This time is was for a full-time internship with the possibility of a stipend. I know that a huge part of the job hunt and search is rejection and I am currently learning to deal with it and grow a tough skin.
When I started university I had vague ideas of what I wanted to be but I knew that I needed a degree to get a good job. My parents encouraged me to study whatever I wanted. I liked artsy things and I loved magazines and I always liked school and thought about being a teacher. I settled on double majoring in Humanities & Art (graphic design and photography courses). I hate to think know that I wanted a plan b and another plan just in case.
At this point it had been almost THREE YEARS since I have graduated (in dec). I have to admit I feel like a failure and I am disappointed in myself. But, I see and know things know that I didn’t know or understand when I set my goal about having a good job. I have been working in a unrelated field part time jobs and I am still figuring this stuff out.
I am applying for internships and part time jobs. I am seeing the obstacles as part of the path. I am thinking about masters degrees, americorps, teaching,