I was told about a really good summer position with a government agency. I sent my resume, cover letter and writing sample in immediately. I got a quick response asking when my graduation date was.
Got another response that said this:
My first reaction was “of course I’m a citizen”. After a minute I realized that this is probably a common assumption of folks who read my resume. I have more international stuff than education and my name doesn’t really give any clues about where I’m from. I bet lots of folks have thought I was a doggone international student!
I’m going to update my resume now. I have to find the best way to capitalize on all my experience but be clear about having an American passport.