This Tuesday week I drove up to the University of Cows to meet with two of my former professors to hammer out the details of my letter of rec. I expected a serious interview with serious questions about my motivations, student history, current work-life, etcetc, but they only asked about deadlines and for documents I could easily have e-mailed. I know they probably wanted to get a sense of who I am as a person, buuuuuut it felt like a big waste of gas and parking money =/
While I was there, I remembered one of the reasons why I disliked campus - people can't drive OR park.
|Seriously? I could park this while wearing the UltraSling II WITHOUT the parking guidelines AND in a giant SUV|
The trip was worthwhile only because I got to meet up with my former P.I. from lab. He's a hilarious guy. Now that I'm out in the real world, I can really appreciate how hard it is to find a good boss to work for. I was really lucky as an undergrad.
Today I met up with one of my liberal arts professors in Oakland to ask her to update my letter of rec as well. I had a REALLY good time talking to her, which I wasn't expecting because she usually seemed very busy and distracted on campus. Our meeting ran much later than I initially anticipated - which is good, because I feel like she can write a strong letter on my behalf.
Unfortunately, traffic coming back into the city was seriously bad. Like, 'dude, rush hour traffic is supposed to go the other way, why are all ya'll on THIS side of the road?!' bad.
I was half an hour late to MCAT class. =/ Under normal circumstances, I could have made it back into town with 20-30 minutes to spare before class. The Kaplan instructor probably thinks I'm a total slacker now, what with showing up late and occasionally falling behind on homework. But that's okay! It means I will look uber awesome when I finally get back on my game.