Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spotted: Red Ink No-No

Dear DC Summer Interns,

Our office has received a ton of applications for Fall journalism internships here in DC, but this one took myself and the other employees by surprise. Alongside his regular application form a college student had submitted one of his term papers as a writing sample. It was still drenched in red ink from the professor's markings.

In addition, the paper erroneously detailed the faith of our non-profit's founder, but the student apparently was so proud of the "A-" (talk about grade inflation) that he had sent us a report which furthered insulting stereotypes as a justification for us to accept him.