Month in Review: March

A picture from a coffee break I took featuring my bike

So March was absolutely insane for me. Between experiencing all 4 seasons in one week to the emotional roller coaster I’ve been on, I’m pretty glad to be moving on into April where warm days are guaranteed.

This week in particular has been particularly tough on me because I received two rejections from companies regarding internships. I received one after interviewing for the position last week and I came away from the interview feeling I didn’t go into it whole-heartedly. The other rejection came from PBS (yes, the American television station).  I was really sad and disappointed and with being stressed about my classes, it was not welcomed news.

I’m doing better though. I might hopefully be leaving my catering job behind soon because I’m interviewing for two separate positions at the student union, which will certainly be a step up. Also yesterday, for all intents and purposes, the forecast said it was supposed to rain all day but out of nowhere, the sun broke through and it was really surprising. Which taught me an important thing: sometimes the sun breaks through when you least expect it.

I was so down on myself the other day because in one of the internships, I was competing with students from a bigger, more well known school than the one I go to and I was….not sure I wanted to be at the school I’m currently at. But now I feel better. I know that it doesn’t matter what school I go to because I’m a great person either way. And that my school does just as good of a job with education as the other schools.

I met with my adviser yesterday to discuss classes for the Fall. I found out that I’ll be able to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree and a cyber security certificate next Spring. I was so afraid that I would be behind but I’m so thrilled that I’m on track for graduation and I’m so excited to see what comes next.

Anyway, here’s a summary of my month:

My Highlights from the month were:

  • I got to interview for an internship position
  • I found out that I’ll be graduating on time – Spring 2018
  • I had my friends around to help me through some tough times  (S/O to Nancy and Pauline)
  • I became a Big in my Fraternity
  • The weather finally turned warm!

Some lows from the month were:

  • Dealing with unease and the feeling that something bad is going to happen (a.k.a anxiety)
  • Getting rejected multiple times for internships
  • Having to work all day on the 18th
  • Worst week – week of March 26

That’s ok because I accomplished:

  • I’m still doing well in all of my classes
  • I’ve done multiple hours of community service
    • I’m almost at the minimum requirement for my fraternity
  • I’m doing well in both my jobs
  • I started riding my bike on a daily basis to get around campus

I also…

  • Finished Sailor Moon SuperS 
    • Which brings me to the final arc of the original anime
  • Started the anime Dragonball
  • Finished the 2nd season of The Office
  • Started watching Sword Art Online II (after hearing a friend rave about it)
  • Finished Season 6 of That 70s Show

Next month, I’m looking forward to:

  • Going home for Easter in couple weeks
  • The amazing weather
  • The possibilities of finding an internship

Next month, I hope to accomplish:

  • Getting an internship
  • doing well in upcoming exams for my classes

Finally, a photo from this month:

Me and a fraternity brother’s dog

How was your month?


  • Nancy

    Hope you’ll have a better month! I’m sorry to hear about the internship rejections. However, you do gain valuable experience from those interviews. I don’t see it as a total loss because you’re more prepared for openings for better positions. Have you looked at healthcare companies? Good luck with getting a position at the student union!

    At the end of the day, the school you graduated from doesn’t matter as much as what you can bring to the table. I’ve seen instances where a person who graduated from a CC can bring more to the table than someone who graduated from an Ivy League. Keep on working hard and you’ll fall into the right places (at the right time).

    Congratulations on becoming a big! Hope you and your little will have some great adventures :).

  • Michelle

    I thought it was Sorority and Fraternity was for guys? Regardless, that is a lot to accomplish! I am so proud of you! Good job at graduating soon and keeping up the hard work despite the troubled times.

  • Pauline

    I can totally relate to your university life Cassidy! As student I was in exactly the same position, working part-time alongside my studies and applying to internships. As I said on Twitter, don’t give up or get bogged down by rejections. Take each rejection and find the good that you got out of it because there is ALWAYS always something good that comes out of each rejection. I’ve been there! I wrote this post around the same time this year about one of the most important rejections I’ve had if you want to read it for inspiration:

    Good luck with the position at the students union! I worked at my SU too and it was definitely a step up to my catering/retail jobs at the time.

    Have an awesome April! <3

  • Cat

    Sorry to hear about the rejections 🙁 I dealt with rejections when I was job hunting, but then I ended up at a company where I’m still at 9 years later. Sometimes it works out later on! Each interview is a good learning experience too. I hope you’ll get one soon!

    That’s great that you’re on track to graduate on time and that you’re doing well in both your classes and jobs! Those are definitely good accomplishments!

    Good luck with everything!

  • Rezina

    Getting rejections is definitely not fun. And I also agree that your school does not reflect the “quality” of your education and nor does your GPA! All you have to do is keep trying your best and eventually you’ll land a great position at a company you want to work at.

    You sound super busy! Congrats on all your accomplishments and good luck on all your upcoming goals. I also hadn’t realized there was a Sword Art Online II! Is that different from just the regular Sword Art Online series? I remember watching it but hadn’t realized there was a “II”.

  • Joy

    Those monthly updates are a really good idea!! I wish you the best of luck and I hope you get an internship in the next couple of weeks.

    I know getting rejected can be depressing but I believe in you and I think you’ll find something nice soon!

    I’m sending you good vibes 😀