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Rejection In College Is A Good Thing, I Promise You

Let me guess. You think that getting rejected is a personal failure, and that everyone who did better than you is superior in every way. Maybe you even wonder how everyone seems so much smarter, more attractive and more athletic than you. You handle rejection all wrong when you think less of yourself. I’m here…

How Rejection Has Actually Prepared Me for My Future

A man comes in almost every night I work. He buys two packs of Virginia Slims Gold cigarettes, never asks for his receipt but always asks about me. A simple gesture of kindness with a more complex answer. He inquires about my plans for my future and how I’m making headway on them, or rather…

Every Rejection Takes Place for a Factor

Do you remember how upset or hurt you felt when you worked hard for something only for it to fall through? Well that was my situation. I had applied for a summer internship at a publishing house in New York. Obviously with school, work and other extracurricular activities—like sleep—I had few moments where I had…

Overcoming Rejection at My Not-So-Dream School

Denied. It’s funny how such a small word can make such a massive impact. For me, this word made a great influence because it seemed that everyone else got “accepted.” Or at least that’s what it felt like when everyone around me got into the colleges of their dreams. There I was: denied. Denied and…

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