I start applying for internships this month! I can’t believe how much time has already passed. It seems like just yesterday I was dancing around my room after I found out I was actually going to New York.
I’ve thought about blogging often, but I never had much to blog. Although there WAS a scare at the beginning of August…
I was sitting watching TV one day when all of a sudden I realized summer was coming to an end. The thought process thereafter went something like this:
-That means fall semester is stating soon.
-Which means it’s my last semester at Baylor.
-Which means at the end of the semester I’m moving from Waco, back home and then to NY.
-New York…..wait….I’m going, but I haven’t paid the balance yet…
-Weren’t there summer deadlines to pay…?
Yep. There were deadlines over the summer to pay the balance of the program fee. Searching through my emails I found the acceptance email and saw that one deadline was June 1 and the other was July 1. It was somewhere around August 2-3.
I panicked. My heart started racing. Was my spot going to be given away? Had it ALREADY been given away? I sent an email to my professor right away apologizing profusely for overlooking the deadline. I told him I had the money and could pay it the very next day if I had to.
The suspense was antagonizing. What was his reply going to be? “Sorry, you missed two deadlines to pay, I already gave your spot away…” but I figured he would have sent me an email letting me know that information.
About four hours later I heard the alert sound on my iPhone that signifies I’d gotten an email. I held my breath while checking………..
WHAT A RELIEF. He said he had logged on to his email account to send a notification email out to students about payment, warning them if they didn’t contact him soon he’d be forced to give spots away. I was just in the nick of time!
The next day I had to call my boss and tell her I’d have to miss work in order to drive to Waco to drop off the check. I could have mailed it, but I felt much better physically handing the check to the journalism department secretary and my worries were completely assuaged as I saw her check me off the list.
I also wasn’t the only one that had missed the deadlines. The secretary told me only five or six people had paid in full so far. I guess like me, people were so excited about getting accepted to the program, they forgot to mark important dates on their calendars.
So here I am in October, researching companies I want to intern for and slowly (but surely) narrowing down my choices. TO BE CONTINUED!