Hey all, I'm new to the site. I'm really glad I found it--I've read through things, and it seems to be helpful.
My dilemma: I'm very interested in planning, and would like to get my Masters when I finish undergrad; however, I feel my GPA may not allow this. My second year of undergrad really messed me up; due to personal issues, I just lost interest and focus in school altogether, and that had a tremendous [negative] impact on my grades, which brought me down to my current GPA--2.75.
Now, I'm doing better this year already. I'm hoping that, by the end of this year, I'll be up to at least a 3.0; and by the end of my senior year, hopefully a 3.3-3.4. My expected graduation date is May 2011; if needed, however, I will stay one more semester (December 2011 graduation date) in order to improve my GPA a bit.
I'm going to take the GRE at the beginning of next year, and I've already got two excellent professors lined up who would be willing to write recommendation letters for me.
I have no experience though. I don't know how to go about getting an internship in planning. I've found a couple online, but I need at least a 3.0 GPA, which doesn't do me much good right now.
So, low GPA and no experience are my main dilemmas. Would I have any chance?
I know some may think it's a bit too soon for me to be worrying about this, but I do worry about things like this--especially since I'm the first in my family to even go to college.