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As a wall I’d have a hard time transferring, but for you humans, I’d say it all depends on where you feel you’d fit best. Before you make a decision, talk to friends and advisers about why you feel the lack of fit here, which will either clarify what you want in another place, or open up possibilities here.
If it is your dream to be a doctor, taking a few extra classes seems a small extra step. But I would highly recommend talking to the Pre-Health Program folks: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-4663.
I bet you do have untapped potential! Yay for wanting to develop more productive habits and better focus. Why not set up a wellness coaching session with the Center for Student Wellness (bit.ly/BC-wellness-coach)?
Everyone’s different, so it’s hard to give advice without knowing your specific situation or what kind of grad school you’re thinking about. But I will say, grad school is not “undergrad-plus”, it’s an entirely different thing which is largely self-directed. It can help to have a couple of years doing something else to clarify your thinking about what you want to do in grad school. But: talk to your advisor and the career center also before you choose, I’m just speaking from the experiences I’ve seen.
The Career Center has terrific resources on networking (bit.ly/BCCareerNet) and can also meet with you one-on-one to discuss your individual needs. Best of luck!
You aren’t alone. Why not schedule a consultation with the wise folk at the Career Center to discuss your options (bit.ly/BC-career)? They can also help you connect with Eagle Exchange which is the alumni mentoring network – and BC has some of the most dedicated alum networking anywhere.
Yes! And if not right now, “fake it till you make it” really can get you through the hard part, sometimes. Strength to you!
Sigh… it’s true, it’s harder to find time to see people when you work a 9-5, but you can make them a priority during weekend and vacation time. It helps if your family and some old friends are in the same geographic area: stay with family & arrange to see friends. It also helps if people are within easy driving distance, making weekend visits practical.
Oh, I hope you can lose the guilt. I expect your family is so proud to have you at BC. It is just a brief moment in time; you have a lifetime of opportunities ahead to give back and pay it forward; to your family who has supported you, to your own kids if you have them, and to the larger world.
My helpers are all Boston College Libraries staff. So, maybe that is something you might want to consider as a career path!
So many ways! Check out the Career Resource Center at the Mathematical Association of America website: bit.ly/MathishCareers
One of our librarians used to do that work. He stresses that it can become sort of all-consuming unless you’re pretty careful to set your own boundaries around work vs. life.
Wow. That’s quite a lot. I wish I had the answers for you, and I really wish there were an easy and quick nugget of insight that would help. I will be thinking of you and all BC students as we head towards May. And, I know you said you don’t have time for counselors, but if that changes at all, here are links for the Connors Family Learning Center: bit.ly/BC-connors and BC’s counseling services: bit.ly/BC-counseling
Will it harm you or others? Does it compromise your principles? Will failure be too difficult to overcome? If you answer “no” to these questions, then sure, go for it.
This year is a complete loss. We are already in the eight month, almost in the ninth, and nothing works. Schools are still closed. So I cant graduate, or get my new drivers licence. There is no cure for the COVID, so I cant risk going to the mall and having ice cream while I watch people. I havent dated this entire year, and I really want to get a girlfriend, but the clubs are kinda empty. I just wish I had a girlfriend. Do you know of any single girl who wants a boyfriend?
I miss people watching too, it’s such a messed-up year. I think right now I’d recommend looking anywhere but clubs. Tinder is doing some stuff with video right now, but if you’re not into dating apps the old school advice is to do things you really enjoy where you can meet new people. Likely outdoors or online.
What is the likelihood that I won’t get a job?
It is certainly not the situation you would want, but people are starting new jobs even in the pandemic. The job search may take longer, and you should probably cast a wide net. By all means, if you’re a BC student or alum, contact the BC Career Center bit.ly/BC-career
The future is unwritten. “Let everything happen to you/ Beauty and terror/ Just keep going/ No feeling is final” – Rainer Maria Rilke
One handy place to begin is the business career resources guide: library.bc.edu/careerresources. I would also recommend contacting the BC Career Center (bit.ly/BC-career), and contacting all of your business professors. They often have very up-to-the-minute news about strengths of programs. Good luck!
You can do this life direction thing! It doesn’t always happen right after college, and that’s not necessarily bad. And good news: the Career Center (bit.ly/BC-career) offers free career coaching appointments to graduates of degree-granting programs who graduated within the past five class years. Talking with them is a great first step.