Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis.) A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
Check out this letter by an undergraduate seeking an internship at an investment bank. He is honest about his credentials and abilities, and higher-ups are saying it’s one of the best letters they’ve seen. Of course, his strategy makes sense, too: be willing to work for nothing — or, more precisely, in exchange for experience, on-the-job learning, and the opportunity to prove oneself.