Am about to be attending a college fire program but missed my orientation; how bad does that realistically look?
I’m scheduled to be starting at my school in September for Firefighting pre-service, and they sent an email at the beginning of the month notifying all students we’d have to sign up for our gear fitting, and gave us the dates for our online orientations. I clicked the link to sign up for my gear fitting, but must’ve accidentally marked the email as spam after, and the email was in that folder. Long story short, I retroactively found out I missed my orientation, and feel like an idiot. My school counsel or simply advised me to wait for the fire programs head to contact me, which he hasn’t done yet. I’m caught up with the program otherwise (have classes picked, etc.) but I feel like an idiot for missing my mandatory orientation. I’m having a bit of anxiety over it, especially because the program coordinator hasn’t gotten back to me, but realistically how big of a deal is this? I’m completely prepared to let the rest of my actions talk for me when I’m at school and Working in service, but feel this could stunt my ability to get through school nonetheless. Is this as a big of a deal as I feel it might be?