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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011

#THATintern: The Greek intern


Everything that happens during the internship is exactly like something that happened at that intern’s sorority or fraternity.

Orientation events are totally like freshmen rush parties, except professional instead of social. The intern class T-shirts are totally like chapter T-shirts, except professional instead of social. And the brown-bag lunches are totally like house dinners, except professional instead of social.

The Greek intern goes on and on and on about how living in a sorority or fraternity is the perfect practice for living in the real world.

But although the internship already has many Greek characteristics, the Greek intern suggests trying to make it even more like a fraternity or sorority: We should all live together in a house! We should pick Greek letters to represent our group! We should have a secret ritual! We should elect a social chair! We should pay dues!

The other interns -- who did not have the life-changing privilege of being in a Greek house -- do not understand this intern. They just want to sit and drink their beer.

About #THATintern: Every intern class has “that intern” — as in,“Don’t be that intern.” Each day I introduce you to one of them. Share your ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #THATintern.

By  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011

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