Monday, July 06, 2009


Say Hello to Underachieving

The NY Times writes this article about kids who can't get White House internships who are then incapable of getting real jobs either and loaf around the house. I a little bit don't feel bad for them. I mean, it sucks that you didn't get a job, but maybe you weren't cut out for a White House Internship. Did you reapply with the company you worked for last year? And they didn't take you back? Hmmm...
Well, if you don't want to flip burgers, and your parents can afford to keep you lazing around the house, maybe you could use your time to VOLUNTEER instead.
No, you will not get paid.
But, you could gain not only something that looks good and altruistic on a resume but some valuable experience too.
And you would be "making a difference." It does feel good sometimes.
Try homeless shelters, summer camps/schools, etc.

This article just annoyed me a little. But then again, I always had a (paying) job during the summer in college. Granted, it wasn't real work - it was day camp, but they paid well, so that was more important than answering phones for no cash just to maybe get a leg up.

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