19-year-old aspiring fashion journalist
half lebanese and as tall as karlie kloss
j-school student at carleton uni
SO how my program at Carleton worked is that they accept ~200 people to their Bachelor of Journalism, and they cut 50% based on grades (not including extra-curriculars, which I did so much of)
Although I was the top contributor at the newspaper, I had two articles published in Macleans, and I attended events & interviewed so many people this year, my grades were slightly below the cut-off and I didn’t make it.
My option is switching to Communications, which is a great program but lacks the print/radio/tv production classes that were so important for an aspiring journalist.
OR, I could look into transferring back home (Victoria) which is where I am rn for 10 days, and it’s making me rethink everything. My dad told me that the cost of having me stay home and continue my education here (U.Vic) would be so much cheaper than living in Ottawa that they’d buy me a car.
My main reason for going to Ottawa and attending Carleton U. was for the journalism program.
(Note: I tried to email the admissions lady asking who I could talk to, to try and make a case for myself, and she said “There is no one you should talk to” basically. It’s a final cut-off.)