Rory Gilmore’s dream was to be a journalist. While Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino made sure fans were aware of Rory’s plan from the very first episode, she failed to make the character well versed in the field. When Gilmore Girls: A year in the life premiered, Rory was over 30. She should have had about eight years of experience in journalism under her belt. There was still a ton about the field that she did not know. So do you remember those three things that Rory should have known about her chosen profession that she just did not?
Rory did not know she should have been looking for an internship
Rory attended a prestigious prep school and then went on to the Ivy League. During her freshman year, she was successful that Yale Daily News, did reasonably well in his classes and met with professors on more than one occasion. She was also friends with people who were on paper. Somehow the idea of an internship never came into Rory̵
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After returning from his trip to Europe with Emily Gilmore, Rory jumped back into school. She returned to Yale to find out that several journalists were spending their summers interning. In a panic, she called Lorelai and admitted that the thought of an internship never came to her mind. It seems strange that a person with such a solid education would not know how important internships were, especially in very competitive areas. Eventually, she completed internships, but she should have been paying attention long before she was.
Rory should have known jobs that are not put on hold for a person
When Rory offered a job as a reporter shortly before her graduation, she decided to turn it down in hopes that she would receive a prestigious scholarship. The scholarship, which only accepts a handful of people each year, went to other applicants. Instead of realizing she had missed her opportunity, Rory called the Providence editor back, hoping the job was still waiting for her. When it obviously did not wait, she became the crestfallen.
Rory’s disappointment is completely understandable. Still, the fact that she thought a job would sit on the table waiting for her seems a bit distant. After spending four years at a prestigious university with plans to enter the world of journalism, one would think she would know a little more about the inner function of the newspaper. That’s true in journalism, and it’s true in other areas. When you reject a job, there is generally another who is willing to take your place. There was still no harm in trying.
Rory had still not learned to interview Gilmore Girls: A year in the life
Rory did not seem to learn much about his chosen profession in the years between Gilmore Girls finals and Gilmore Girls: A year in the life. While Rory did not want a job at Sandee Says, an online startup, she eventually agreed to take an interview at the urging of her mother. Still, the way she came up for the interview showed that she hadn’t learned anything since graduation.
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Rory did not seem to realize she was going to have story ideas when she went into the interview. She also did not seem to realize that she needed to know a little about the business. The whole scene was heeling. It was certainly not what you would expect from someone who had their career aspiration figured out before learning their alphabet.