I’m a student again!
Phew. You have no idea how long I’ve been sitting on this blog post. What can I say? This is a very scary thing. Scary exciting! But still a bit just regular scary.
It was a hard decision to make to go back to school as unlike undergraduate loans that you don’t have to pay back till you have a job, Graduate loans don’t really care if you have a job or not, once you’re done they start to collect. And they fully intend to collect all of it, so the pressure is on to find a well paying job after I’m done. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I remember as I sat waiting to be called up to the stage at my undergraduation graduation all I could think of (I’m being serious) is how awesome it would be to do it all over again. Consumer Psychology has always interested me, it is the main reason I became interested in Marketing in the first place. Understanding the mind of the consumer and using that information to influence decisions is endlessly fascinating to me.
I wanted a job first, to fund my further studies because they can be super expensive, so it’s understandable that it took a lot of uming and ahhing before I took the leap of faith and decided to take out the loan. I’m lucky because I found a University close to home, with a course schedule that looked interesting, I applied and was accepted!
Last Friday was induction day, which meant information overload. It was fun though, meeting lots of interesting people, meeting the tutors and learning more about what I would be doing for the year. I was so nervous, it felt like the first day of big school all over again. I had such a busy week, Saturday at Eurogamer, Sunday working that I haven’t really had time to sit down with all the papers they gave me and go through it all. Work is 2-6 today, so I’m I’ve taken the morning to oversleep a little bit (shh, I needed it), do some serious cleaning and organising so that when I come home I can eat without feeling pressured to clean anything. I’ve been so busy so everything around me was in a mess, clothes everywhere. So Monday evening/ Tuesday morning I can go through all the papers, check the online schedule at a relatively gentle pace and not feel rushed or overwhelmed. One thing that kind of irks me is that the classes are at pretty late at night, and while Oxford and London are close I’m putting my faith in the public transport system a lot. What is great is that work is exceptionally accommodating which means work and school have very little overlap!
I’m going to start a separate school blog for this course, where I write down personal introspective thoughts regarding the actual modules mostly to track my progress. I’ll put it up as a tag at the top so you can find it.
First class tomorrow! Onwards and upwards!