Students at Georgetown University in Washington (DC) are wanted for the Apple Retail store
opening along Wisconsin Avenue NW this summer, according
to ifoAppleStore, the exclusive source dealing with news and information on Apple’s retail establishments.
Students (or passers by) have noticed flyers bearing the Apple logo taped to bulletin boards at the school. The recruiting event will be hosted between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3rd, with ifoAppleStore reporting that, “An eager Apple recruiter is reaching out to the elite 2,000 students at Georgetown University in Washington (DC) as potential employees of the store that will open along Wisconsin Avenue NW this summer. Students at the nation’s oldest Catholic university have noticed flyers taped to bulletin boards at the school announcing a recruiting event at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday.”
In typical manner, Apple’s flyer states, “Do something different for a change, get paid to enrich peoples [sic] lives.” ifo, whose website has undergone some changes lately, explains that Apple’s flyers invite prospective employees to meet with the recruiters and, “learn what it’s like to work in one of these revolutionary stores.” It adds that the Mac maker is very pretentious when it comes to hiring new staff, accepting only five percent of the applicants for high-profile stores.
Not even Stanford University is that pretentious, according to Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Ron Johnson
, who received his M.B.A. from Harvard, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. Georgetown University, for its part, admits around 19 percent of its applicants for the freshman year, ifo reveals. Johnson joined Apple as senior vice president in January 2000. Johnson leads Apple's retail strategy and is responsible for its overall execution and performance, reporting directly to the company’s iconic CEO, Mr. Steve Jobs.