Back in college, I secured an interview with Bates, a large and storied and now-defunct advertising agency with headquarters in New York. I drove 530 miles for this interview, rehearsing while cruising up I-95. During the meeting, I asked a question about the Bates Rising Stars Program, an effort to prove I really had done my research. Or at least glanced at their website.
"Uh, yeah, I wasn't accepted," my interviewer told me. "But I know what I need to work on. Next year." Clearly my candidacy was... READ ON