Hi all. I'm a molecular cell biology major in the second semester of my junior year. Due to trouble adjusting to school and a poor initial major choice, I'm currently stuck with a 2.77. I am confident that I can raise this to a 3.0 before I graduate but am considering graduate school. At the end of the summer, I'll have a year of research experience in an organic chemistry lab and I've been working there about 20 hours a week. Additionally, I've held a part time job since the summer after my freshman to finance my education (parents only pay for tuition and I come up with the rest) and that sums up to around 10-12 hours a week.
Honestly, I've been stressing out over my grades just about every day and I'm at the point where it feels like there's no hope for me. Professors always tell me to improve my grades and I can honestly say I work extremely hard and try to improve my transcript but As/A-s in my major classes are always out of reach. I'm shooting to get at least one A this semester and around a 3.7-3.8 GPA but even with that, my situation just seems so hopeless despite my consistent improvement within the last year. Aside from my PI in the lab, I have no idea what professors I could go to for letters of recommendation when I got Bs in their classes. My major GPA is crap because of a single C I got when I was still in chemical engineering and unless I get a A and a B+ in my classes this semester, it's going to stay below a 3.0
Gah, I despair over this so much and I'm super stressed from both this and family issues (parents are probably going to divorce). I am at a loss for what to do and I wake up every day discouraged and disappointed with myself. Because most jobs require a 3.0, I'm not even that confident that I could get a job if grad school falls through and the idea of moving back in with my parents terrifies me.
I'm just at a loss for what to do and my motivation is dwindling due to my constant worrying. Any advice would be a godsend and thank you for reading.