Finding My Place In Student Affairs

Hello Readers,

Lately, I have been continuing to apply and interview for positions within the field of student affairs both in the group of graduate assistantships, summer internships and full-time employment at several universities across the US.

Honestly, the continuous amount of rejection emails and no responses from employers has taken a bit of a toll on my self-confidence. No matter what area I look into, I just don’t seem to have enough to bring to the table.

For some opportunities, I feel like I didn’t even have a chance because I couldn’t afford to travel for an on-campus interview. Even though some of them offered to reimburse me for my travel, I still couldn’t afford to pay the money upfront for a plane ticket.

Part of me really feels like I am running out of options. I have just continued to apply and apply and I’ve just had no luck. I’ve considered looking at positions locally but I am too under-qualified for any of the positions.

At this point, while I am waiting to hear back from a few of my top choices, I am trying to just be still and wait for the verdict to be read.

In my heart, I know that whatever happens, whether that means I am going to get into my top school. or whether that means I am going to have to wait a year, I know that it will be for the best.

Thanks for reading

-Mike