As a first year uni student, I wanted to see if anyone else was/is in a similar position as me.
All my life the only thing I was good at was academics. When I started uni, I recognised that kinda all changed.
I was getting rejections all around, with every spring week application I was putting in, any form of work experience I had applied for, even housing applications.
To say the least, it’s been really deteriorating on my mental health. I don’t think I’ve ever had to deal with so many rejections before. Not just rejections, but not even passing the assessments for some of the spring week applications. I haven’t reach the interview stage once with any of them. I know they require practice and they have benchmarks but I’ve never felt so useless as a person. Fair enough if I failed the interviews but the assessments? That’s kinda the basics that I really should be passing for someone like myself.
It really started making me question whether I can get through uni if life after uni is all going to be about rejections like this, something I’m not sure if I can mentally handle.
I also feel like I have this massive pressure from my family being the one who was first to go to an actually decent uni. Even my parents said to me that I was probably the only one they could rely on to gain a good academic qualification.
It’s been really weighing down on me, taking so much time out of uni time to apply for things, doing the assessments and then to be rejected almost straight away - it’s not doing great on me.
And I kinda feel alone in this, partly due to also struggling to find any good friends at uni where we aren’t just having a surface level friendship.
So I wanted to know if anybody else was going through something similar and that were not alone in this