Rory Gilmore’s dream was to be a journalist. While Gilmore girls creator Amy Sherman-Paladino made sure fans were aware of Rory’s plan from the first episode, she failed to make the character well-versed in the field. When Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Rory’s premiere was over 30. She had to have about eight years of journalistic experience under her belt. Still, there was a tone in the field she didn’t know. So, do you remember those three things Rory had to know about her chosen profession that she just didn’t do?
Rory didn’t know he had to look for internships
Rory attended a prestigious preparatory school and then moved to the Ivy League. During her first year in college, she did well on Yale Daily News, did relatively well in his classes and met with teachers more than once. She was also friends with people who were on paper. Somehow, however, the idea of an internship never entered Rory̵
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After returning from a trip to Europe with Emily Gilmore, Rory jumped back to school. She returned to Yale to find out that several fellow reporters had spent their summer interned. In a panic, she called Lorelai and admitted that the thought of an internship had never crossed her mind. It seems strange that someone with such a solid education will not know how important internships are, especially in highly competitive areas. She eventually did internships, but she should have known long before that.
Rory had to have some jobs that didn’t hold up
When Rory offered a job as a reporter shortly before graduation, she decided to turn it down in hopes of receiving a prestigious scholarship. The scholarship, which accepts only a handful of people each year, went to other applicants. Instead of realizing that she had missed her opportunity, Rory called the Providence editor, hoping the job would still be waiting for her. When he, of course, did not wait, she was stunned.
Rory’s disappointment is completely understandable. Still, the fact that she believed there would be work on the table seemed a little exaggerated. After spending four years at a prestigious university with plans to enter the world of journalism, one would think that he would know a little more about the inner workings of newspapers. It is true in journalism and in other areas. When you turn down a job, there is usually someone else who wants to take your place. Still, there was no harm in the attempts.
Rory had not yet learned how to interview Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Rory didn’t seem to learn much about her profession in the years between Gilmore girls finale and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. While Rory didn’t want a job at online startup Sandee Says, she eventually agreed to be interviewed at her mother’s urging. Still, the way she appeared in the interview proved that she hadn’t learned anything since she graduated.
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Rory didn’t seem to realize he had to have ideas for stories when he entered the interview. She also didn’t seem to realize that she needed to know a little about business. The whole scene was disgusting. It was certainly not what you would expect from someone who understood their career aspirations before learning their alphabet.