CV of failures

This is a compilation of failures. This idea is based on the proposal of Melanie Stefan that we should publish our failures to make people aware things don’t go smooth as they seem.  Even though failure became more popular with the silicon valley philosophy of “failing quick and failing fast”, failure still hurts, mainly when we don’t know the reason. Writing a CV of failures can help to understand the reasons when they are not told (that is, most of the time). It also helps other people to know they are not out of place when they fail. 

2019 – January

Rejected for Mckinsey Associate position at CV screening

2019 – January

Not accepted at Global Solutions summit in Berlin

2018 – March

Not accepted to the Nuffield School of Medicine for the internship course

2018 – March

Failed at the Saint Gallen essay competition

obs: accepted the previous year, applied again in 2019.

2018 – April

Rejected to the OIST collaborative design workshop

obs: later accepted but couldn’t attend anymore.

2017 – August

Failed at Peter Drucker Forum essay competition

obs: next year tried again and was a finalist.

2015 – Jan

Rejected at the Soft Matter PhD – Durham university UK

obs: first accepted then rejected when they discovered my undergrad grade average was 7.8/10.0.

2010 – Jan

Rejected at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) entrance exam, Biologia

Rejected at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) entrance exam, Engenharia de Bioprocessos e Biotecnologia

obs: later accepted in 2011 in 14th position at USP and 1st at UFPR.

2009 – Jan

Rejected at Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM)entrance exam, Medicine


 Rejected at Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) entrance exam, Law

obs: was accepted in the exam 6 months prior.


Rejected at Science fair FEBRACE, project in sociology

obs: accepted in 2009.

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