SDSU Student Writes Bold Cover Letter

Ross wrote he has no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry.”

By Sarah Grieco and Gene Cubbison
|  Friday, Jan 18, 2013  |  Updated 10:08 PM PDT
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A San Diego State University student sent a very blunt letter to Wall Street asking for an internship. His letter recently went viral. NBC 7 s Gene Cubbison reports.

A San Diego State University student sent a very blunt letter to Wall Street asking for an internship. His letter recently went viral. NBC 7 s Gene Cubbison reports.

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SDSU Student Sends Blunt Cover Letter

San Diego State student, Matthew Ross, sent a very blunt letter to Wall Street asking for an internship.
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A San Diego State University student sent a very blunt letter to Wall Street asking for an internship that recently went viral.

Matthew Ross, a finance undergraduate, sent a direct letter to a well-known Wall Street firm saying he won't waste time by inflating his credentials, and called SDSU an "average university."

He also wrote he has "no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes or picking up laundry.

The letter sparked praise online, which caused many Wall Street executives to comment about him.

Students at SDSU say it's a gutsy letter that they aren't willing to try.

“It sounds to me that he is being very honest and that's maybe what caught their eye,” said Patricia Rosiles, an SDSU business management major. “But personally I wouldn't do it; I think that it might be offensive to some employers.”

Ross declined to speak with NBC 7 San Diego, and there is no word if he has received any job offers.

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