… save rejection letters, since they are “really a badge of courage.” (…) “If you don’t get rejected, you don’t reach out even further, you don’t stretch yourself.
(via) Ok I’ll take it. I have a big ‘ol file of rejection letters from all the doctoral programs in my field that I applied to in the past years. And let’s face it, when your applying to programs that only accept 6-8 students out of 400-600 applicants… even at 3rd tier schools, there’s plenty rejection for everyone. Luckily I did get accepted into a few programs this fall. cork pop.