paka Posted September 27, 2013 Share Posted September 27, 2013 Hi all, I discovered this forum last night and reading about other people's experience made feel a little better. I am a new M.Sc student in neurosciences. I visited several labs and received multiple offers before settling for the one I am in right now. I have to advisors as this is a cosupervison. I was really excited when I met them and they've been very welcoming. What I didn't know is that when I left, one of the PIs went to a current grad student and told her how much they hope ill accept their offer, as they can see, with my research background and grades, that I will get scholarships. The second PI even told me on the phone that there is nothing to worry about, I will FOR SURE get scholarships. My research background is good. But my grades are not phenomenal.. I'm happy they see potential in me, but it really stresses me out.. I applied for three scholarships this summer. I got the last one, which is great, I'm really grateful. But I failed to get the two first ones. It's ok, I know it is competitive. But I feel like my PIs were expecting me to be better.. Now there are three other contests coming up and I'm so scared I won't get the awards.. They are really good advisors. But Im so intimidated by them.. I'm 21 years old and the other students are 30+.. I feel like I know nothing compared to others. I'm just scared all the time that they regret offering me a position in their lab.. PS I am a sociable person, I enjoy the other students presence and we interact a lot, even with the ten year gap. But when I come face to face with one of my advisor, I become incredibly shy and have nothing to say.. Anyone else feeling that way? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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