Do well in school? Hold leadership positions? Got a great smile? Oh well, you're still not getting an internship.
No, I don't actually believe that. It's just what it feels like. And it makes me feel better that I'm not the only frustrated student out there.
Though it's emotionally hard to do right now, I'm going to keep busting my butt. Even though I work, at most, five to six hours a week, and I didn't get any of the dozens of internships I applied for, I'm going to keep reading books about Japanese politics, and writing op-eds for game websites, and researching gender issues, because damn it, I've come this far and I'm not giving up.