I say, if you were a literate homeless person who happens to have $100, spend it on a shirt, a tie, decent slacks and shoes. Then you can find out where companies are holding presentations in the Upenn campus, crash it and get free food. And hey, you might even get a job.
I've perfected the art of acting like a wharton business school kid. Ralph Lauren sweater over white shirt, black pants and pointy shoes. Throw in silver/leather strap watch and the head nod. You know...the "I- totally -know- what- you- are- talking- will- you- please- hire- me- cuz-I'm- sucking -your- ass" head nod.
And as a reward, I didn't have to pay for food in the last two days. And I'm not talking pizza kind of food. I'm talking shrimp roll, crab cake, cheese platter kind of food. And oh yes, those mini bottles of coke that fit very well in my handbag.
And all you have to do is sit through some company presentation and schmooze with people who are actually interested in getting a job at one of these companies.
Yeah you are right, I am cheap. But hey, i just spent my last fifty bucks on that abercombie sweater. I got no money left ok.