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February 12, 2014 | 06:22am
Mood: so fucking frustrated

So I'm applying for this scholarship, right? And I e-mail my two main professors in undergrad asking for a recommendation, thinking, "They knew me well, even though we haven't kept in touch they will certainly be willing to give me a recommendation."

One of them replies saying that she is hesitant to do it because someone close to her is applying for the same scholarship. I assume - this is her daughter. (And after I do a little Facebook-stalking, I find that I am correct.) She's also hesitant because with the exception of my CV and scholarship essays, she hasn't seen my trajectory since graduation. But really, what you see is what you get. I wasted 3 years of my life, started studying hardcore, and here I am.

I understand where she's coming from, but why? Why must this be so difficult?

I am waiting for a reply from my main Russian literature professor/undergraduate advisor. But if she says no, what the hell can I do? On my list of recommendations, I can follow this up with my current Korean teacher (not a professor) and my boss (also not a professor). I may be able to get a rec from the first mentioned professor if I ask her for an extra recommendation that would not be used for the scholarship (but instead for the graduate school part of things). But. Still.

One good thing: "That being said, your c.v. and study plan look very solid and I suspect you will be able to pursue this new goal!" She's basically my language idol, so this means a lot. At least not everything is a total mess. (Just most things.)

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