Tar Heel resume @ the White House

There have been a number of news stories and a million tweets about the Tar Heels’ trip to the White House yesterday. Without going any deeper, it was no doubt a great experience for the Heels, and I’m still afloat from their national championship win.

But, my favorite part of the story isn’t about Tyler Hansbrough or Ty Lawson. Instead, my favorite part involves lesser-known reserve Jack Wooten. It seems that Jack went to the White House with a mission — to find a job.

“Jack Wooten stole the ball from me, blocked my shot, and fouled me once,” President Obama said, referencing the pickup game at the Smith Center last April. “But I want to congratulate Jack on making Phi Beta Kappa. Jack is interested in public service and we need more people like him being willing to serve our country. So Jack, any time you’re ready, come on board.

That was the only opening the just-graduated (and unemployed) Tar Heel needed. Wooten had brought a copy of his resume in his jacket pocket just in case–he’d previously sent a letter to the White House in the fall inquiring about a job. Now, however, he had a personal invitation.”

Good for you Jack, and good luck with the job search.

photo credit:  Inside Carolina

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