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Harvard's "dirty little secret"

It seems that a href=”http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/04/21/accepting_rejection/?page=full”Harvard students are having to learn /ahow to handle rejection (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/04/harvard-students-cant-get-jobsdealing.html”Newsalert/a):br /br /blockquoteThe dirty secret is out. Harvard students fail sometimes. They are denied jobs, fellowships, A’s they think they deserve. They are passed over for publication, graduate school, and research grants. And when that finally happens, it hurts. Big time.br /br /To help students cope, Harvard’s Office of Career Services hosted a new seminar last week on handling rejection, a fear job-seekers are feeling acutely in the plummeting economy. The advice from panelists could have come from a caring, patient parent. No rejection is the end of the world, they said, even though it might feel that way at the time./blockquotebr /br /I have known quite a few people who have graduated from Harvard who had a hard time getting or keeping a job. When competing in the real world, an ivy league education is nice, but other skills and the ability to get along with others is often more important.