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Senior Who Cut 50 Students From Club Furious Over 'Impersonal' OCR Process


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Thank you for your application. We received many applications this year, and unfortunately, we will not be moving forward with your candidacy. Your interest and time is very much appreciated. We wish you the best in your endeavors and encourage you to consider us for opportunities in the future.


Sarah Nalz

University Recruiter | Prestigious Bank

Justin Chan (W '19), president of the Divisional Ivy Venture Entrepreneurial Sales Team (DIVEST), fumed over his latest rejection email from no-reply@prestigiousbank.com.

"I hate how they pretend to get to know you and then reject you. It just feels fake and impersonal," complained Chan, whose club cut 50 freshmen after reading through responses to insightful, personalized questions such as, "Why do you want to join DIVEST?"

Chan, who had ridiculed several applicants behind their backs for being "so fucking awkward," remarked, "Recruiters could at least try to care about us and see it from our perspective."

"They're slimy as fuck. If they really want us to apply next year, they should provide real feedback so we can actually improve," said Chan. 


Thank you for your interest and application; we really enjoyed getting to know you. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a spot at this time. Every year, we receive many qualified applicants, and are unable to take as many as we would like. We encourage you to keep up with your interest and hope you considering applying again next year.


Justin Chan

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2019

The Wharton School | Concentrations in Finance and Management