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c_hawkthorne  ·  258 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 25, 2022

Internship is going well so far, but the living situation isn't great so I'm just hanging on. I explained to my boss that they're not paying me nor are they providing a living stipend, and as such I don't know if I'll be able to stay the whole 7 weeks due to cost and might leave a week or two early. I like and want the experience, but with no pay and a bad living situation it might not be worth it. I'm here for 8+ hours per day then spending the rest of my time in the motel doing my other job, thesis work, or job searching. Free time is an illusion and it sucks.

My career advisor advised applying to European jobs a year out and domestic 6 months out so I've started that whole process. Applied to a few Novo Nordisk jobs in Denmark yesterday and a Bayer job in the Netherlands last week. Bayer already said no and I'm very underqualified for one of the NN jobs, but the other they might actually be interested. Odds are low but I don't think it'll be an immediate rejection. But international job applications are difficult especially without the language skills. I'm down for most of northern, central, western, and southern Europe. I'd love to have legit time off policies and healthcare and gun control laws so hopefully it works out. Still a long-term goal to get citizenship over there and not look back. So it's just going to be a grind applying until someone decides to take a chance.

Haven't started thesis research yet but it's going to be something with outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) among veteran populations. Meeting with my advisors in June to discuss a legit question as well as further information on data access and a few other things. So I need to do background research to find out what specifically I want to look at with OPAT.

It's been a busy few weeks and it's only going to get worse before it gets better. But I'll be done with the internship in 3-5 weeks and then I'll be back in a real apartment with a workspace and a kitchen and nicer amenities. I'll be able to focus and do better quality work and hopefully feel less stressed.