CharcoalWhite wrote:Today I found out that I am going to graduate. I would like to thank anyone who posted here during my episode of distress, your kind words definitely helped.
As for myself? FML. I know, first world problems but still not fun:
I'm about to graduate with a BSc. Computer Science. Had enough of the traditional 'lecture, work class, practicals, homework plus a few exams' per course. Looking around at various CS-related masters, found Software Engineering that was going to launch a pilot track that does lectures and projects. Only one year, still English but all masters in Computer Science field are English anyway... Enrolled, got accepted on condition of passing an additional course, distance from where I live is long so public transport takes ages (remember that the Netherlands is relatively tiny? Almost everything is commutable but public transport does suck
) so looked for an apartment, found one that was at the top end of what I can afford but brand new, self sufficient (no shared kitchen or bathroom, all private) and only fifteen mins cycling distance to uni. Signed the lease for it a month ago, would receive the keys in two weeks.
Now the clincher: Yesterday I received an email that due to 'staffing problems' the track got cancelled... *@#@*#@*#@#*#!@!@*
Leaving me the following options:
- I can switch to a research / analysis track of Software Engineering [Not my cup of tea, I actually want to move away from theoretical/research to practical, applying what I learn in significant projects rather than tiny assignments]
- I can try to get into another master elsewhere [Elsewhere all masters are 2 years, still English, also theoretical/research and not really practical despite some promising lab work which probably equals what I already had so far in my bachelor, no thanks]
- Don't do a master [This comes with a downside: I'd have to cancel the lease on the apartment since I wouldn't be a student anymore and the lease is tied to being a student, which would cost me about twice the monthly rent. Same issue with studying elsewhere, would have to cancel lease and again twice the rent]
I don't have ages to decide either, the sooner I decide the better. So annoying that they cancelled the track so late... FML. Atm leaning towards not doing a master because frankly I'd lack the passion to keep at it for another two years of mostly boring English lectures (hassle to deal with in terms of interpreters) etc, while I'd rather actually spend my time on working on larger scale projects rather than returning to microprojects :/