Spent the morning in La Jolla interviewing high school seniors for the Cal Alumni Association’s Leadership Scholarship. This is the one that’s not just about academic excellence, or sports accomplishments, because we’re talking about Berkeley and everyone is academically and/or athletically outstanding, but demonstrated leadership potential. Not going to talk about the five I interviewed other to say they’re all amazing kids well-qualified to rule the world at some point in the not too distant future.
Just dropping a note about the interview parameters and the hilarity of political correctness and willful ignorance. When the interviewers arrived we were told to primarily stick to the official questions, but that we could do some chit-chat as a warm-up as long as we didn’t get into politics or personal issues. Nodding our heads like good little sheep, we quickly scan the first application: intern for a city councilman, founder of his high school’s Straight-Gay Alliance, blah, blah, blah. Fortunately there’s a two page limit.
Uh, miss, so are we allowed to ask him about his resumé or not?