University Interview Madness

What intense week of uni news. I did my first BCIT interview, scheduled my Michener interview and booked flights to Toronto, then found out I also got an interview at NAIT!

The BCIT interview went well. It was an hour long and I felt confident about my answers. Maybe I shouldn’t have said we want to stay in BC though – I thought that would be a plus for them, but then she said there aren’t that many jobs so you have to be open to moving anywhere in Canada.

For the last part of the interview she brought me down to the lab and showed me how to (fake) take blood. Then we switched spots and I had to do it to her. I was confident and did it without shaky hands, but then later on I realized I forgot to get her to squeeze her hand. Ugh. Hopefully it was more about being comfortable than getting it exactly right. Hopefully.

I booked my Michener interview for the last Friday in April and booked the flights so that I would have a quick T.O. weekend hopefully squeezing in a visit with Janine, and my cousins. The day after I booked I got another email saying I had been selected for an interview for MRI at NAIT on the Monday after Toronto! Very luckily though my flight back from T.O. stops in Edmonton!

Now this was probably a bit dumb but I called up Air Miles and changed my flight to the next day so I would have more time in Toronto, but now my flight leaves at 7:00 AM which is really annoying. I should have just left everything as it was because that change was not worth $84+waking up extremely early. I am seriously kicking myself. WHY DID I DO THAT? Anyway now I still have to buy one more one way ticket from Edmonton to Vancouver but all-in-all it comes out to under $500 to go to two different interviews, which is really not THAT bad I guess. THANK YOU DAFOE’S!!!!

I really wasn’t expecting to get that NAIT interview. They give priority to Albertans, and I hadn’t heard from them AT ALL since I applied. But now that I got short-listed I have started to get really excited. It’s the only school in Canada that lets you go straight in to MRI and it’s only a two year program. MRI is my end-goal, so it would be super amazing to just do it right away. I think NAIT is my top choice, even before BCIT. I think Scott is a bit bummed out about that, but he is still being supportive. Anyway the NAIT interview will be my last one so hopefully with all the experience from doing 4 interviews before then I will be able to totally rock it.

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