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  •  Am I crazy for thinking her list of skills isn't (1+ / 0-)
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    all that impressive?  I had a 3.8 GPA (4.0) scale, a higher SAT score, volunteered for over 300 hours in high school, worked part-time during the school year and full time in the summer and was rejected by every Ivy league school I applied  (which was two).

    I think its telling that she mocks the idea of volunteering with people as an extracurricular activity.  She doesn't mock all the people who are legacies, all the people who will go to school because they are getting a recommendation letter from a Bush or a Kennedy - its the people who work exceptionally hard or who faced life obstacles who are the product of her derision.  

    Newsflash - the Ivy's are really competitive and its getting worse every year.  There is really nothing exceptional about her - I don't understand why she thought she was destined to go to Harvard.  

    •  I think she was mocking the sincerity (0+ / 0-)

      of those students.  I can tell you that in NYC that kind of cynical resume padding is rampant.  But then again, todlers go to interviews to get into pre-K.

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