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Old 02-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default What did you do/feel after you finished your bachelor's?

Turned in my last dissertation for my capstone last night. I feel poignant and kind of surreal. Relieved but regretful that I didn't really do much in college but studying. Just a lot of mixed emotions right now. Woke up, texted a couple of my major and research friends, all were busy with their own theses, research projects. Just sitting here, browsing ISH. Thinking about signing up for giganews free trial and just downloading a bunch of movies to pass the time.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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what kind of system is your school on? you don't have to do anything till graduation?
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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what kind of system is your school on? you don't have to do anything till graduation?
Nope. All I had left was my capstone course which was covered by my research project. Just needed to write a required paper for that course which my lab director said a theses on how our current project(defects in transmitter biochemical pathways and their effect on higher brain function in fruit flies) can be applicable to our neurological systems would suffice.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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props to you for completing your studies
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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props to you for completing your studies
Thanks. Not quite done yet though. Still got four more years of med to go.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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I graduated last June from UC San Diego. It was pretty weird, I thought I would be more emotional about it at least in terms of feeling 'satisfied' that I finally accomplished graduating but when it actually happened and I was walking to the stage to shake hands and all that I didn't really feel anything. Just seemed like another normal day with nothing special going on. Then ensued the miserable job hunt that still continues today
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welcome to the real world now. you're ****ed
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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I felt relieved, mostly. A lot more the first time than the second, though. The first time it felt like I had just taken a big weight off my back, now the second time I felt nothing at all. Just celebrate properly and get ready for job hunting, which is a pain in the ass. Or, in your case, for some more uni years, which is also a huge pain in the ass in its own right.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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I graduated last June from UC San Diego. It was pretty weird, I thought I would be more emotional about it at least in terms of feeling 'satisfied' that I finally accomplished graduating but when it actually happened and I was walking to the stage to shake hands and all that I didn't really feel anything. Just seemed like another normal day with nothing special going on. Then ensued the miserable job hunt that still continues today
What's your major? I got paid to do my research project because I was working for the director before I signed on for the project.
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Not in the real world yet. Still got med school to do.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #10
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Not in the real world yet. Still got med school to do.

Have you taken the MCAT yet? It sucks hard.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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I felt relieved, mostly. A lot more the first time than the second, though. The first time it felt like I had just a big weight off my back, now the second time I felt nothing at all. Just celebrate properly and get ready for job hunting, which is a pain in the ass. Or, in your case, for some more uni years, which is also a huge pain in the ass in its own right.
I just hope I still have the same work ethic and not get lazy over the next six months. Hope to God that I match for residency as soon as I finish.
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I already got accepted to Rochestor.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:33 PM   #12
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What's your major? I got paid to do my research project because I was working for the director before I signed on for the project.

Not in the real world yet. Still got med school to do.
I majored in Urban Planning. Doesn't help that in California, Jerry Brown cut off all redevelopment funds so a lot of jobs are kind of in limbo right now. I'm looking at pretty much every other state, but no luck so far.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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I just hope I still have the same work ethic and not get lazy over the next six months. Hope to God that I match for residency as soon as I finish.

I already got accepted to Rochestor.
Nah, work ethic isn't anything you lose overnight in most cases. You'll be fine, just be patient and keep your goal in mind in the hard times.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Not quite done yet though. Still got four more years of med to go.
props. that's what my dad and brother did. no friggin' way did i have the discipline or personality to aim for that.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
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graduated. then took a month off to realize my accomplishment, then began the hell that is trying to find work in 2011.

Found a job, though. you can't get depressed if you send out over 100 resumes/ applications and hear back from few. its the nature of the beast.

Over and over i hear about people sending out 300-350 applications and hearing back from none, no jobs, depression etc.

keep your head up, something will pop up.
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