You may notice Sproul becoming emptier and emptier. Luckily, club recruitment season is coming to a close. Unluckily, your inbox is probably filling up with more rejection letters than Nixle alerts. We at the Clog want you to know that you’re not alone. At UC Berkeley, taking L’s is considered a right of passage. Don’t feel bad! There’s always next semester! But for y’all going through it right now, we’re here to help you feel a little better. We’ve all gone through this pain, but what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
Getting a new email notification with the subject line “Application Decisions”
Reading the first line, “We had many qualified applicants this fall …”
and reading the next line, “… and unfortunately are unable to offer you a position this semester.”
Rereading the email JUST to make sure you read it right the first time
The initial sting of rejection
Telling yourself that you didn’t want to be a part of it anyway
But lying in bed that night thinking of what went wrong
But, again, telling yourself that you don’t give a fuck and how you got a weird vibe at the info session
And eventually feeling the actual pain of “not being good enough”
But finally seeing the full picture, realizing that getting into UC Berkeley proves that you ARE the SHIT and no club can tell you anything different
So Bears, we know rejection stings. But hey, you got accepted to UC Berkeley! Although the clubs here are ridiculous with their applications, interviews and shmoozing of current members, you’re always encouraged to apply next semester.
Contact Joyce Cam at [email protected].