This is my third rejection letter in 6 months.
I applied for the Konrad Adenauer Fellowship for Ateneo’s MA Journalism Program, got an interview but was rejected by the screening committee.
Before that, I failed the second level of screening for Al Jazeera Plus’ Asian Fellowship and never even got a ‘callback’ for Reuters News’ Video Production Program in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Now I’m not new to rejections in this career. In fact, they’re my norm, but there is really no getting used to seeing that letter that says: Sorry, but you’re not good enough.