Posted by Fishwater
Although I liked the letter, someone with a near perfect GPA and no work experience is a no go for me. I like someone who knows what it is like to work and earn the dollar.
You have got to be kidding me. Everyone has to start somewhere. How they hell are you supposed to land your first job if everyone is looking for prior work experience? I hope this kind of an attitude from a hiring manager is in the minority, especially when hiring a college kid for an internship position.
Also your point is not valid in this case because this kid had already interned at Merrill Lynch previously.