upset - rejected from uni exec Watch

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i feel quite upset about rejections lately (not just solely about uni exec btw). but anyway I have applied for exec roles in 3 different societies at uni, got interviews for all of them and spent like 2 day preparing my manifestos and application, and then i got rejected afterwards what is wrong with me? i honestly dont even think there are that many applicants for those roles
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(Original post by Anonymous)
i feel quite upset about rejections lately (not just solely about uni exec btw). but anyway I have applied for exec roles in 3 different societies at uni, got interviews for all of them and spent like 2 day preparing my manifestos and application, and then i got rejected afterwards what is wrong with me? i honestly dont even think there are that many applicants for those roles
Sometimes they can be a bit cliquey. Nobody likes rejection. Start your own society or just find better things to do. Honestly running things is a thankless task and takes up so much time. Pointless beating yourself up.
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tigger is right, ime those things are tied up before interviews and they know who they want and it's not based on a manifesto
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tigger is right, ime those things are tied up before interviews and they know who they want and it's not based on a manifesto
(Original post by 999tigger)
Sometimes they can be a bit cliquey. Nobody likes rejection. Start your own society or just find better things to do. Honestly running things is a thankless task and takes up so much time. Pointless beating yourself up.
thanks guys

its just that i put in a lot of effort and i really want to make a contribution to the society. i even gave a speech in front of the entire society, though I have a fear of public speaking. i tried out for another internal university competition thing at another society today, and they told me that I did way better than the other participants and now i just received an email that i got rejected. again.
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thanks guys

its just that i put in a lot of effort and i really want to make a contribution to the society. i even gave a speech in front of the entire society, though I have a fear of public speaking. i tried out for another internal university competition thing at another society today, and they told me that I did way better than the other participants and now i just received an email that i got rejected. again.
Not quite sure whether its an su society or something more important. Societies can be the ruin of you if you end up doing too much.
Nobody likes rejection but imo you are being a little too hard on yourself over something that could do you a favour. You can always ask for feedback.

Imo focus on studies.
Adding to CV based on skills development and work or community exposure.
Earning beer, social or food money.
Did I say your studies.
Having a good time with friends.

I think running societies is a poor return based on efforts put in. As I said you can always start your own
or a community project and you can really sell that. The focus could be on a contribution to society?
There is a type at uni that always aim to be on as many committees as possible, pay them no attention and be smarter than that, think where you can make a real different. theres are many ways up the mountain.
Are you Y1,2,3?
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(Original post by 999tigger)
Not quite sure whether its an su society or something more important. Societies can be the ruin of you if you end up doing too much.
Nobody likes rejection but imo you are being a little too hard on yourself over something that could do you a favour. You can always ask for feedback.

Imo focus on studies.
Adding to CV based on skills development and work or community exposure.
Earning beer, social or food money.
Did I say your studies.
Having a good time with friends.

I think running societies is a poor return based on efforts put in. As I said you can always start your own
or a community project and you can really sell that. The focus could be on a contribution to society?
There is a type at uni that always aim to be on as many committees as possible, pay them no attention and be smarter than that, think where you can make a real different. theres are many ways up the mountain.
Are you Y1,2,3?
Thank you so much.

I am Y1 but i am a mature student, hence I am kinda uptight about it, you? What did you do to bump up your cv?
i honestly really loved the competition thing at that society though, and spent days working for it and the feedback given was that i performed better than the rest, but still rejected. I literally wasted weeks preparing for all these for nothing, and now I'm lagging behind on my work
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thanks guys

its just that i put in a lot of effort and i really want to make a contribution to the society. i even gave a speech in front of the entire society, though I have a fear of public speaking. i tried out for another internal university competition thing at another society today, and they told me that I did way better than the other participants and now i just received an email that i got rejected. again.
shows what me and tigger said... it's not about who did best, it's about who's friends with the current committee. I'm sorry and it sucks but look at it this way... you were the best! you did great! Try and think of some other things you'd enjoy doing or as tigger said think what society you could start yourself!
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I am Y1 but i am a mature student, hence I am kinda uptight about it, you? What did you do to bump up your cv?
i honestly really loved the competition thing at that society though, and spent days working for it and the feedback given was that i performed better than the rest, but still rejected. I literally wasted weeks preparing for all these for nothing, and now I'm lagging behind on my work
That's it.

They don't know you.
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