Failed course interview, but... karma?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Dagless, May 12, 2006.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    A lot of strange karma things have been going on recently for me. But maybe non so big as this one.

    I'm currently studying New Media Design at Manchester Met uni. It's pretty snazzy, but only a 2 year course. So for our 3rd year (to get a Ba) I applied for Design and Art Direction. The absolute top course for me to go on, it's basically all I've been through college and this current course - an extremely varied and broad course simply relating to design. From what I've picked up you don't even need to use a computer. It's insane.

    Anywho. I went in for the worst interview ever for the course. Very daunting. 2 lecturers were silent and 2 more were playing a healthy game of 'good cop, bad cop'. I knew it went bad. And this morning I got a letter saying I've been rejected. At first I was really gutted, just threw everything up in the air like. But I have another interview for Animation and Illustration at the same university. I'm a dead cert to get on that course, mainly because I'm an avid pixel animator and character illustrations do fill my hard drive.

    But I think this worked out for me. I mean I'm 20, I have no real clue of what I want to do when I graduate or where I'll be in the next 5 years. But this little slice of karma has made me realise that going onto this Animation course gives me some focus in my education and my future career. Plus I don't need a damn design degree, I can use all the software and have the skills already :p [/takes off big head].

    Anyone else here had funny things like that happen? Where things worked out for the best but didn't feel that way at the time?
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Senior year of high school, I was rejected by NYU, really the only college I felt like going to and so I just settled on going to Cal (UC Berkeley-- ended up leaving there too, but still). Felt like a huge let down at that time, but if I had gone to New York, I might not still be w/ my boyfriend today-- and in June, we will have been together for four incredible years. :D
  3. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Been in the industry the best part of 8 years and no ones ever asked me if I've got a degree yet. ;)

    Considering your near permanent residence in the gaming section.... surely something to do with games??? I know you'll hate me for suggesting this... :D but SCEE in London is always hiring for designers with an interest in games etc etc, :) a foot in the door so to speak. ;)
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    All the time but they always work out....but i don't call it karma. For me its God directing me in the right path that he set for me...always greatful.

    Be yourself and good luck with the next one

  5. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Yea god, karma or something. Since I started to notice everything bad has been balanced by something good, but not always in the desired way.
    me and my girlfriend were drifting apart until a health scare, which really brought us together again, and that changed my outlook on life for the better too. shes ok now though.
    and I was really worried about the interview Wednesday night, I mean like panic attack worried. But the morning after my parents cemented their plans to build a new house in Poland and get a new car and stuff. just things that I never knew got me excited but I've been planing so much about moving abroad and stuff.

    Oh the most obvious ones was evident over a few years. I'd always settle down to do coursework but I'd always go out with mates if they called on. But since one mate got a car he's really changed so I've been staying in more... but only since I got my brief for my final (and albeit biggest) project. I thought "I hate him for not coming round" but it's really helped me succeed and brought me and another mate closer together.

    Ah. everything is so strange. but I suppose existence would be boring without the funk.

    plus! I don't need the degree thing when exposure works too. I've got some exhibitions coming up later this year and possibly a book out too. I think I will stick to games but keeping as far away from coding as possible as I'm crap at maths but good at the rest. I think!

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