A Princeton professor’s ‘CV of failure’

“Of all your loves mention only the marriage/of all your children only those who were born” writes Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska in one of her most famous poems, Pisanie życiorysu (“Preparing a Curriculum Vitae“). Indeed, the fundament of writing a good resume rests on the unspoken rule of omitting anything that didn’t go as planned,…

via ‘Degree programs I did not get into’: A Princeton professor’s ‘CV of failure’ — Quartz


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