A dose of humor about resume padding for college applications from the Onion. Maybe some truth in humor?
Soup-Kitchen Volunteers Hate College-Application-Padding Brat
“This experience will be invaluable when I have to write my personal essay, which counts for a lot with Stanford,” Malveaux said. “It’s the kind of real-world growth experience that goes over huge with the admissions people. And, if I ever need a recommendation, there are several people here who I think I’ve bonded with enough to ask.”- Onion, 2003
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