Coping strategy with a rejection

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  1. eriehiker

    eriehiker Member

    I was just rejected from an NIH data science boot camp for science teachers. I am not quite a science teacher yet, so that might be the reason. I am on the wait list!
     
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  2. eriehiker

    eriehiker Member

    I was also rejected about a month ago for the Goethe Institute summer exchange program to Germany for teachers. I applied prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and probably couldn't have gone anyway, but I really did want to go.
     
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  3. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Did anyone have any experience looking for an academic job? First time around, in 2008 (historically bad market) I applied for almost everything on the Chronicle job board (iirc over 100 schools). I got rejected everywhere, even at 3 schools where I actually was first choice of the search committee (due to HR and immigration status). Among others, I interviewed at a community & technical college in New Orleans area for a position paying $27K (yes, full-time); rejected from that. Then I applied for an non-tt job at my alma mater, a kind of job that has STRONG bias in favor of PhD alumni; I lost 3 separate times: to an insider candidate who didn't initially apply, then to a fresh graduate with about zero teaching experience; 3rd time I didn't make it to the interview. Finally this time, I did get a job - which means rejection for about 2 dozen other applications.

    It's part of life.
     
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  4. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    I have not had any failure with academics...yet! I was actually contacted by my MBA institution recently to adjunct a class each semester. Obviously, without a PhD it does not pay great but it is a foot in the door!
     
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  5. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I was denied admission into the Doctor of Criminal Justice (D.CJ.) program at the California University of Pennsylvania. I was a little disappointed, but I just deleted the email and applied to three other programs, which all accepted me. I know of two other Liberty Ph.D. students who were denied admissions at Cal U. The D.CJ. at Cal U was very competitive in 2017 and 2018 when it was the only such program in the U.S. I don't know if it's still the case since Northcentral and Saint Leo now offer the D.CJ.

    So, out of fun, I applied to Quantic. I'll let you know of my rejection on July 1st lol.
     
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  6. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    In the meantime, I figured out why my application was doomed to fail. They have a strict policy regarding the possession of a first degree - something they did not mention when I sent my application but have quite clearly pointed out in their FAQ.

    Well, in the UK and in the EU, it is - often - possible to enrol in an MBA programme without a first degree. But not at Quantic. My bad, I guess.

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It's possible here, too. It's about negotiation. Don't expect that kind of result by merely going through the admissions process. There is a controversial public figure in the press right now who was admitted to law school without having finished a bachelor's degree.

    Alternately, you could do the Heriot-Watt MBA. They don't require a first degree for admission. But all the reports over the years indicate that the courses and exams are difficult.
     
  8. GregWatts

    GregWatts Member

    Rich,

    Just a nit but FWIW, I don't believe Heriot-Watt program is "open admission". Either you need a first degree OR complete a certain number of courses. For example, if you don't have a first degree you would need to take a couple of courses and then apply for admission into the program. Don't know what difference this really makes, other than one shouldn't technically represent that they are in the program until they have been granted such based on a first degree or having completed some courses.
     
  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    I guess I should rather focus on my MBA Thesis... (the only thing that misses on my other MBA).
    However, the (free) business foundations - course on Quantic was really cool, I still regret that they rejected my application!

    :)
     
  10. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    Move beyond the rejection. You can find a program that aligns with you and your goals that offers you admission. Dwelling on the rejection will not help with anything.
     
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  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yes, you have to complete 3 courses, IIRC, to be admitted. This doesn't change the veracity of my post.
     

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