Friday, December 12, 2008

Harder than Harvard...

Who knew that getting a seasonal job at Best Buy would be harder than getting into Harvard?

According to a story on NPR today, more than one million people applied for 24,000 seasonal jobs this year at Best Buy. That's 40 applicants vying for each job.

By contrast, in spring of 2008, Harvard had received approximately 27,000 applicants for almost 2000 spots, which translates into roughly 13 applicants for every student admitted.*

You can listen to NPR's story here.

And you can read about Harvard's applicant pool here.

*Math skills highly questionable, due to lifelong interest in language arts. Apologize in advance if ratio is off in anyway.

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