I having to make a pretty big decision with a fork in the road I currently have. I would love to see what you guys think about it. I've talked to some of my closest friends and have gotten great counsel on it, but I love opening it up to strangers to get an unbiased view sometimes.
This is my first venture out of the NF Idyllic subforum, but Im pretty sure I'll be fine.
I'm a senior at a very large university in Texas (almost 50k students) and major in international studies and Arabic. I have an outstanding resume (I dont like to boast but...). I have a high GPA, tons of leadership, established two organizations, heavily involved, studied abroad and produced a documentary in the Middle East, etc etc....
I really want to work with humanitarian organizations in the Middle East or a place that uses Arabic. Im fascinated with the Middle East, Islamic societies, Arabic, etc... and I absolutely love serving the humanitarian world.
I recently filled out a Fulbright Grant application and apparently did very well. I was the highest rated undergraduate at my university who applied for the grant. If I received the grant I would be able to go to Israel and obtain a masters in International Conflict (Yay! ) The grant pays for everything. Plane ticket, housing, food, tuition, everything.
My best friend and roommate was recently offered a job in Sudan. He will be doing social media, video, and photography work with a humanitarian organization there. Its a great opportunity. Even better - they like to send people in pairs. Me and my ENFJ roommate work phenomenally together. When we were in the Middle East this summer we kicked ass and got stuff done. It was a great experience. I was offered to go with him - the problem? I wouldn't be able to take the Fulbright if I accepted this job.
The job is great and I would do a good job at it. It is not EXACTLY what I want to do, but its in the right area and I would be able to learn a lot from it.
I don't find out about the Fulbright until MAY. So if I don't take this job and then I do not receive the grant, I'll have no idea what to do with myself. If I take this job I have to start raising support to help fund me IMMEDIATELY.
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This is personal, but one of the things holding me back from taking this job with my best friend is this - He's kind of pretentious (I dont know if its an ENFJ thing or what). Sometimes I feel like Im walking behind him and not beside him, like I'm not at valuable as he is. I really think this comes from my own insecurity and he doesn't truly feel like that, but sometimes I really wonder.
Maybe its time for me to branch out and break apart from him? We've had a great run in college together and I know we're going to stay friends for the rest of our lives, so maybe its time to go different directions.
What should I do? Take the job or hold out and see if I get the Fulbright Grant?
I'm extremely blessed either way and I realize that, but usually you forum peeps have good advice AND I'm allowed to ignore it if I dont like it.
Thanks for any feedback!