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Grad Student Touts Kim Kardashian Retweet on His Résumé, Scores Job Interviews

"This woman’s influence is helping me secure a bag."

Kim Kardashian is one of the most influential people on the planet. With a net worth of $350 million, the social media queen and business mogul is one of the highest-paid female celebrities ever (though she still ranks below little sister Kylie Jenner, whom Forbes recently named one of America's richest self-made women). Even President Donald Trump takes her seriously.


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As such, it should perhaps not be too much of a surprise that one KK fan chose to list being retweeted by the star on his actual resume—and, apparently, it's already paying off.

Back in November 2017, Boston University graduate student Chris Sumlin wrote (and aced) a paper on how Kim went from being a reality star to a full-fledged media mogul, thanks in large part to the success of her video game.

She was suitably impressed, and retweeted his paper with the caption, ""Wow this is so cool!!!"

Obviously, he was totally overwhelmed.

"Not only was my grade good on the paper, one of my favorite celebrities acknowledged me," he told The Boston Globe. "It was a dream come true."

Chris is currently finishing up a Master of Science degree in Television Producing & Management at BU, and since he's graduating in January, he's on the hunt for jobs.

On Tuesday, he tweeted a screenshot of the part of his résumé in which he mentions that Kim Kardashian has retweeted him for "impressive work in graduate school." According to Chris, he's already booked three job interviews in less than a week.

Once again, Kim came through, as she retweeted Chris and wished him luck in his search.

Which he of course then added to his resume with the line, "Wished luck on job search by Kim Kardashian West on Twitter gaining over 17,000 reactions to the tweet."

It might seem ridiculous, but if you want to get a job in entertainment nowadays, it pays to show you can make waves on social media and have a celebrity following. And it never hurts to list something on your résumé that sets you apart from the hundreds of other qualified candidates vying for the same role.

But while people are loving this entire exchange, they're also reminding Chris that his résumé is pretty impressive with or without Kim's stamp of approval.

After all, he's interned at both Fox Studios and the BET Awards and written not one but two books. On his website, it says that he was "born destined for Greatness," and we believe him.

And for more stories of people basking in their own awesomeness, check out this viral tweet about one woman's awesome response to her boyfriend telling her she needed to lose weight.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more