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by Vault Education Editors | April 27, 2011

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A UVA-Darden student writes "An MBA's Prayer for Her Future Self," after Tina Fey's "A Mother's Prayer For Its Child."

And, above all Lord, deliver me from becoming an uppity, entitled, self-centered corporate bitch. Should I verge on this horrible fate, remind me of my grandfathers, the bricklayer and the steel worker, and my grandmothers who bought government cheese and sewed their children’s clothes. Remind me of my days as a janitor and a pool snack shop girl and shame me, Lord, for ever thinking I “deserve” anything. May I recall that the higher I rise, the more responsibility I bear and the more people I have who depend on me not to screw up. Help me to honor my duty to those people and never, ever think, “They owe me.”

[Plan MBA]

[Photo: flickr/x-ray delta one]

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