Wow, It has been a long time since I last wrote… The summer was crazy for me. Fortunately, my mom came from Mexico to see me and stayed with me for a month. My cousin from Florida came to see me as well, and it was just a great time. I was working, and had an internship and at the same time I was taking 9 credits at the University. I have to say that even if I was very busy, the rewards paid it all off. I will be able to graduate a semester earlier, and I am already planning on applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology. This semester is going by really really fast, and I just can’t catch up with this fast-pacing world.
I don’t know if you have ever heard of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). It is usually a standardized test required by many graduate programs in the country. They have the general test and the subjects test, which include Psychology. This is the reason I am telling you about it. FI you are planning on taking the GRE plan ahead. You will need to separate some time to simply dedicate on it. I have a 9 week schedule where I have to prepare myself for the GRE Psychology subject test. I want to do well, because it will help me obtain scholarships, making my parents less worried about paying for school. Specially being an International Student, sometimes our currencies are less valuable than the dollar, and what can I say? Back in Mexico, I could make my money be worth more than I can here in the United States. If you are international student and really want to pursue your dreams, and have scholarships that can help you through the process, set your mind to working hard. Usually there are not many international scholarships, and we typically have to pay the equivalent for out-of-state tuition (if we go to a public institution). Do what you need to do to stand out and make yourself marketable.
Today, I am in the process of getting research done in the Psychology Department of my University. I am studying for the GRE, and volunteering at a Safehouse for women. My overall GPA currently is 3.722 and my major GPA is a 4.0. Work hard and don’t give up because this will help you get to places unimaginable.
If you ever need help regarding the GRE, or any advice in how to stand out in your area let me know. I will definitely try to help you out.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”