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So. I finally got a job. Kind of.

I interviewed for a small nonprofit that works with health issues for LBT women. It's an unpaid internship, mostly maintaining a database of donors and keeping up with donor requests and needs. Honestly doesn't sound all that fun, and I wouldn't even get paid, but I think I'd like working there and it seems like a small, close environment. And also it's about health issues! With underserved populations! And they also talked to me about how they like to make sure they set their interns with a job at the end of the internship.

But I also interviewed for a position at the FDA. It's paid. And they haven't gotten back to me about it yet. I haven't even filled out the application yet, because I need to go through USAJobs and finish the application. And even then I might not get it.

And then of course there's my retail job to consider. I can probably continue it for the money if I took the internship, not with the full-time job. But I don't want to turn down the internship and then not get the FDA job.

And then, of course, Mom pointed out that if I took the internship I wouldn't be able to go to school. I want to just scream at her "I don't want to go to grad school, okay, I'm only applying because you want me to and I feel like I don't have a choice, stop going on about it."

Speaking of Mom I asked her the other day if she'd be very cross with me if I failed Organic Chem and had to take it again. Her answer: "Why? You're not going to fail, are you?"

Yeah thanks Mom I'm glad you didn't answer that question that's really great.

Ugh. Everything is Orgo and everything hurts. And I'd just really love to know why I can memorize all the interrelationships in Homestuck and all the nuances of dubiously-canon robot spirituality but I can't fucking remember how an epoxide reacts.

FUCK MY LOVE OF SCIENCE I'LL RUN AN ANTIQUE STORE OR SOME SHIT. 
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posted by [identity profile] sister-dear.livejournal.com at 05:29am on 07/12/2011
Internships look good on resumes, and let you meet people who know people who can get you jobs. You can tell your Mom grad school is still an option for later, but an internship gives you better chances of getting a more well paying job quickly.

Though I'd be sure you could continue the paying job while taking the internship, to have something to fall back on just in case the internship doesn't result in a paying job.

Definitely fill out the stuff for the FDA! You won't know if it's a true option unless you try.
 
posted by [identity profile] justice-turtle.livejournal.com at 05:53am on 07/12/2011
'And then, of course, Mom pointed out that if I took the internship I wouldn't be able to go to school. I want to just scream at her "I don't want to go to grad school, okay, I'm only applying because you want me to and I feel like I don't have a choice, stop going on about it."'

...your mom sounds like my mom. We should have a support group or something. ;P *hugs*

(I mean, not so much about grad school specifically. But the "ONOES you mustn't do X because Y!" where X is pretty cool and Y is either highly, HIGHLY unlikely (if it'd be a bad thing I want to avoid) or not as cool (if she's telling me I would want it to happen)... yeah.)

*more hugs*
 
posted by [identity profile] kayliemalinza.livejournal.com at 06:35pm on 07/12/2011
Is she planning to pay for your grad school? Because I, personally, am refusing to take on any more debt until I'm sure I can pay it off in the future. The world doesn't make sense right now. The old methods of building a career don't work anymore. Tread water if that's what you have to do, but don't pay out the nose to do it. It really sounds like grad school would just another way to be unemployed without having to *tell* people you're unemployed.

Thus! I am repeating what other people have said--finish the app for the FDA job and keep your fingers crossed, and otherwise take the internship and keep the retail job. The internship sounds *important.*
 
posted by [identity profile] sterling-sky.livejournal.com at 06:57am on 08/12/2011
I have *hugs*. Unfortunately that's about as useful as I can be. :/

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