In the latest job application to make us feel worthless, Penn senior Ankit Shah pulled an “Alice Lee” and made an awesome-looking website to attract the attention of his dream employer, Rap Genius. The start-up, which received a cool $15 million in funding last October, became popular by decoding those tricky rap lyrics you can’t even pretend to understand. Now, their aim is to move into deciphering other texts too, like political speeches and Bible verses.
Ankit totally dons his fan-girl hat in his website, by showering the site’s creators with compliments, and then he delicately offers a rendering of site improvements he envisions. The application page has circulated the web since its debut Wednesday, and Rap Genius even tweeted “dopest resume we’ve ever received,” so Ankit may have just done the trick. Getting that second-round OCR interview doesn’t seem so impressive now, does it, loud talker in Huntsman forum?
You think you fancy because you landed a sweet internship this summer? That’s cool, but it ain’t being begged to drop out and start working for someone. Business Insider published an article today about College sophomore Dan Shipper, who, according to his personal website, has developed five tech startups since 2007. Given Dan’s impressive resume, he’s been recruited by several tech companies. 42Floors went balls out and published an open letter to Dan asking him to quit Penn and work for them. Read the letter after the jump:
PennLink Is Down–
We're hearing frantic reports from Whartonites and other OCR kids that Penn's internship database
has been down for over a day. Whoops! Maybe this is a sign that you should take it easy this summer?
Heads up, DP recruitment is almost here–
Don't wanna be a columnist or artist
for the Daily Pennsylvanian
but still want to be involved with the paper? You're in luck! Stop by recruitment sessions
on Monday and Tuesday for details. You could be a star!
In case you missed it, Joe Biden made a stop on campus today as part of the Presidential three-day tour of the country, to speak out about the Jobs bill. As a result, he spent most of the time discussing how the passing of the Jobs bill would help increase Philadelphia’s police force and lower the crime rate. In addition to Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter was on hand, as well as various city and law enforcement officials. Read the rest of this entry »
Vice President, graduation speaker and proud Penn parent/grandparent Joe Biden (along with Mayor Nutter) will be in Bodek Lounge (that’s in Houston Hall) tomorrow at 3:30 for an event about the American Jobs Act.
According to the Office of the Vice President,
Vice President Biden and Director of National Drug Control Policy Kerlikowske will participate in a roundtable discussion with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey, police chiefs from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as well as public safety officials from local universities and transportation departments on the impact budget cuts have had on their ability to effectively police their communities, as well as deliver remarks on how the American Jobs Act would help keep first responders on the job and communities safe.
Really thrilling stuff if you’re into depressing economic news spun in the most positive way possible. Houston will probably be super-difficult to navigate tomorrow so avoid if possible unless you’re trying to sneak a peak (or unless you got one of the student VIP invites to the event, in which case you’re the man… or in PennDems).
A Yale undergrad has produced what has got to be the highest evolution of time-wasting yet: Hardlywork.in. This brilliant site, once it’s got your Facebook Connect credentials, converts your newsfeed into a productive-looking Excel spreadsheet. Gone are paranoia and stress– unless, of course, your company secretly tracks everything you do anyways. If that’s the case, you’re probably already screwed for checking this site instead of incessantly feeding your soul to the money machine.
The Atlantic notes that a similar site was out first, but this one was made by an Ivy Leaguer so we feel some weird sense of loyalty to it (the other site doesn’t seem to be working, anyways).
Update: If you see any site downtime, it’s because Penn kids (literally, it’s a ton of Quakers, we asked the founder) have been driving so much traffic there that they’re upgrading.
Next time you check Student Employment Office website, instead of applying for a boring and traditional student job like “Office Assistant” or “Research Assistant” you may want to consider another alternative: Brand Ambassadress. WorldWideWebWars Tournament is coming to Penn and lacks “sexy and business savvy” females.
These engineers-turned-businessmen are looking for an individual who will recruit additional “w4girls” and “parties at least once a week”. They will pay you $12 per hour for your efforts and cover your transportation and food/drink expenses. They also guarantee that “you’ll be taken care of”. This job posting kind of sounds like a sketchy operation, but if you like more adventure in your life, go ahead and reach out to them!
The playful characterization of Whartonites as money-hungry by the common people of the College of Arts and Sciences is such a mainstay at Penn that it’s basically a cliché. What we didn’t know though, is that Engineers hate Wharton’s wannabe Masters of the Universe even more than the College hoi polloi – and actually with good reason.
Much to the delight of the Engineering Quad gang, and to the dismay of Hunstman Hall hangers-on, meet Whartonite Seeks Code Monkey, a blog devoted to ripping on the business students who have big dreams and plans for tech-y startups, but don’t have the technical know-how to proceed. Alas, enter the Engineering Code Monkey, expected to do all the hard stuff, likely without all the recognition the biz kids are getting. Read the rest of this entry »
Still feeling the OCR crunch while your friends are cashing signing bonuses? PennLink has a special offer for your desperate soul. With good hygiene and an understanding of “sanitation (as it relates to animals),” you too can milk cows, sheep, and goats. Hey– when you think about it, dairy assistants aren’t that different than Wall Street. Milking poor, defenseless things for all they’re worth should be right up many a jobseeker’s alley.
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