Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Application Finally In.

Today was a very good day.

I've been freaking out for over a month over my application to grad school. There's a section on OSU's website that lets you check your application status and mine always reported that I was missing my personal statement. I sent my personal statement in attached to one of the application sheets quite a while ago, and the site never reported the attached application as missing. So I was pretty confused.

I emailed three times and called twice, but no one ever got back to me. I didn't know if my statement was lost, or if I'd done something wrong and needed to redo it. The frustrating part was that no one ever got back to me on the issue. I finally got frustrated and called the director of the program yesterday morning.

She called me back today and said that there had been a personal statement laying around the office without a name on it. I told her what I'd written about it, and she very happily told the rest of the office that they'd finally found the owner. I told her that I'd made several attempts to contact the program office, and she said that a lot of other kids had complained about the communication issue. She encouraged me to call her straightaway if I had any problems in the future.

She also let me know that she had postdated the personal statement from the day they originally received it, because the statement never should have been separated from my application to start. She said that it was their error and not mine, and not to worry about the lateness keeping me out of the program.

In short, she rocks.

Since my packet is complete now, and postdated back to sometime in April, I should have no problem getting into the program.

I'm stoked.

Jasmin and I were talking the other day about how many people we're going to be able to help someday. She's already getting started, working at Social Security. But when I'm an honest-to-God Social Worker, we'll be able to bounce cases off each other, and use each other for references. I'm so excited about that that it's almost silly. I can't wait to really be able to help people.