Originally Posted by Bint-e-Islam
Firstly, Alhumdullila Allah SWT has given you guidance on to wanting to be interested in the deen.
I would strongly recommend you take the first 3 advice's given you on this post. Much wisdom and good intent in them.
The one thing I would personally suggest you don't do (for now-the initial phase) is to join a Islamic Group or MSA. Rather, you find one person to link up with and just ride the initial phase out with. them The reason I am saying this is because MSA etc will see you as a "rookie" and thereby (with the best of intent) inundate you with QUANTITATIVE rather than QUALITATIVE information. This is a common problem in most Dawah and Islamic Societies today.
It would be better if you link up with one Aalima or knowledgeable Sister who can understand you and form a tight Bond with in this initial phase. Right now you dont need Islamic Information, you actually need someone to understand your plight and circumstances to help you balance the see-saw of Deen and Dunya knowledge. Quantitative Islamic Information is counter-productive to your circumstances as you are doing a degree.
A gentle suggestion, Sister
that advised you above might be a good start for you to request a sister bond and take it from there (If she permits). Her advice was sound, sincere and seems to not only understand your phase but have been down that road.