So, one of the major components of the program I’m in is Assistantships–I applied to the program too late to get one. Something else that is huge is summer internships–I haven’t been offered an interview yet. I KNOW that the first round of the program I applied to isn’t over until February 10, and most offers aren’t even made until round 2. But honestly, I’m highly stressed about my ability to compete within this program without an assistantship or possibly, a summer internship. Maybe it’s my age–I’m significantly older than anyone in this program, so maybe internships don’t want me? Or am I just not cut out for this field?
I KNOW I’m being paranoid and melodramatic–let me have this. I just don’t know what I’m going to do.