NAU student's internship submission goes viral

A Northern Arizona University student is getting a lot of attention online after the video he made to land an internship has gone viral.

Just hours after it was posted the video received more than 600,000 views.

It may look like some Hollywood Kung-Fu film, but this is actually NAU Senior Jake Kirk's internship submission.

"They said it could be anything, why we should hire you, what skills you have," said Jake Kirk.

The internship is in Los Angeles at a big-time advertising firm. Kirk says he knew he'd have to make his video stand out.

"I wanted to do something rediculous that I really enjoy doing, and luckily my roommate has a second or third degree black belt in Tae Kwondo and I've been doing martial arts since I was 18 or 19 years old, and I asked him to help me out and he said sure," he said.

After filming the 30 second spot, he uploaded it to the link sharing website reddit where it quickly went viral.

"I was checking it throughout the day, it just started blowing up quickly, just really really fast, and most of the response was positive. People really liked it a lot," said Kirk.

The video now has close to 700,000 views, and it appears his unique take on the video has worked, he has already received some good news.

"The company sent a message like an image macro that said 'you have our attention' that said I'd be routed in interviews for an actual internship," he said.

It's proof that sometimes thinking outside the box really works. 
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