Helmholtz wrote:I'm planning on saving all my rejection letters.
(1) If I don't get a job, it will give me something to grasp in my fists while I weep in my apartment. If my life is ever made into a movie, this will be a pivotal scene and having those rejection letters as props will heighten the emotion.
(2) If I do get a job, they will give me an incentive to work hard so I can look back and say, "lol, fuck you guys." <- This is what I did for 1L. I still have my Columbia rejection letter somewhere. It's very satisfying and completely healthy.
Harvard normally only sends an E-mail rejection now. I requested a rejection letter so I'd have one to keep for this reason.
W/R/T employers, I have a stack of those to laugh at as well.