I've been applying to a few Open Days and workshops over the few months and I am tired of constantly being rejected. It's particularly hard as its during vacation scheme application season and I am becoming really demotivated. I tried really hard to not let it get to me but I overheard some of my peers saying 'you don't really need to put much effort to attend an Open Day' and I have tried really hard for my applications and getting a rejection just is really crappy. I don't know what else to do to improve my applications? My first year grades were dismal, barely scrapping a 2.1 and I believe this is really hurting my chances.