The Overwhelming Existential Pain of Being a Pre-Professional Student

  • Feb 13, 2017

Life is tough for us pre-professional students. There's so much to think about, so much do to, and often times no time, money, or energy to do such things. How do you balance it all? How do you plan ahead? Can you just gently wade through life?

Do you really need to become a dentist when there are so many shows on Netflix to watch?

Of course, there are many good things about being a pre-professional student, but there is also so much existential dread. Some examples:

  1. Struggling to juggle all your volunteering/extra curriculars/research/classes/work/breathing:
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  2. Wondering if you're even aiming for the right profession or if you should go ahead and become a hermit:
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  3. Crying softly and gently every time you have an exam because all your science classes hurt you:
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  4. Every time you think about your admissions test:
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  5. Any time someone tells you to be chill, forgetting you have a thousand responsibilities:
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  6. Speaking of responsibilities... Avoiding responsibilities like:
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  7. Being unsure of how you would react if your dream schools rejected you:
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  8. Whenever you're asked to talk a bit about yourself and your pre-professional experiences:
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  9. Trying to write your personal statement:
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  10. Just pure existential pain:
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Again, will never apologize for my use of Parks and Rec gifs. That show is a gift to society.

By Anna