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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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I think I ruined my chances for a great internship

A few weeks ago I applied for a graduate internship position at a place I would really want to work. Plus its a paid internship. They contacted me shortly after, requested an additional writing sample, transcript and a cover letter.

For my writing sample I had a hard time choosing a subject, due to my hard drive on my last laptop dying on me, I lost a lot of the papers I wrote as an undergrad. I pretty much had to choose between a short version of a paper I was writing at the time for one of my graduate courses or a shotened version of a paper I wrote in undergrad for a research course.

I chose the former, only to realize roughly a week later it had a few typos I had somehow missed.

I'm so embarassed and angry over this. I bet I blew my chance of finding an internship/possible job while in grad school in my field.

Why was I so stupid? I should have sent the research paper. **** this. **** it.
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There's always the chance they'll look over the typos or find the paper so compelling that it won't matter. A few typos aren't necessarily the end!
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