The power HR have is unbelievable
You're a high-achieving student target university, top grades, great extracurriculars, rockstar internships and you apply for an IB internship.
The person that then decides whether your CV will be passed on for a first-round interview or actually even does the first-round interview is a low achieving, not very smart, unambitious woman in HR.
I've studied business and it is insane how many people (usually women) who had no idea what they wanted to do and didn't put in any effort into their careers then go into recruitment/HR.
And then these people are gatekeepers to whether you actually get to speak to a competent employee or not. How does this make sense?