Yesterday I got rejection #1.
Luckily it was a nice, personal email; the grad admissions secretary at this university is a real sweetheart. (Of all the schools I applied to, I had the best admissions experience with this one. Too bad I didn’t get in.)
It doesn’t sting as much as I thought because (1) I was already expecting it and (2) right now I’m all pumped up because I leave on my grand tour today:
- CloseU today (Note some of the people I want to work with are not around today, so I’ll go up again in a couple of weeks.)
- FarthestU tomorrow & Friday
- MountainU Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of next week
SL kept shouting advice as I walked out the door: “Don’t forget to ask about former student placement! Don’t forget to ask the grad students how they like working for him! Don’t forget…”
I hope I can remember it all.