Internship Updates

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The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I got a letter from the CIA two days ago, a thin one:

Thank you for expressing interest in serving your country though a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Unfortunately, after careful review, we have been unable to identify an available position commensurate with your background and experience.

Commensurate? WTF? Based on context, I knew what it meant. But I had to look it up to get the actual definition:

Main Entry: com·men·su·rate
Pronunciation: k&-‘men(t)s-r&t, -‘men(t)sh-; -‘men(t)-s&-, -sh&-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com- + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure, from Latin mensura measure — more at MEASURE
1 : equal in measure or extent : COEXTENSIVE 2 : corresponding in size, extent, amount, or degree : PROPORTIONATE
– com·men·su·rate·ly adverb
– com·men·su·ra·tion /-“men(t)-s&-‘rA-sh&n, -sh&-/ noun

From Merriam-Webster

Okay then. Guess I’m just too good for the CIA. But wait! There’s more!

I received an email from Boeing yesterday:

Dear Andrew Ferguson,

Congratulations! You are currently under consideration for one or more positions at The Boeing Company.

I filled out the remaining information for that internship and now it’s back to the waiting game. As a note, this is the same internship that I was working on apply to last summer.

Other things that are still in the loop, Nordstrom and a Europe Trip.


6 thoughts on “Internship Updates”

  1. I think it means you’re not good enough for any of their positions, not the other way around. It just means that your skill set and experience didn’t fit any of their job openings. Don’t flatter yourself.

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