Matt Ross

Placer grad’s viral “best ever” cover letter lands coveted job

The story of a Placer High grad who saw his humble-but-honest email asking for an internship turn into a viral sensation on the Internet has a happy ending. Matt Ross, 22, has bee ...

Reader Input: Reach for more than money

I would never put aside this young man’s cover letter, or the fact of his excellent achievements throughout high school (“Placer High grad’s ‘best cover let ...

Reader Input: Letter writer’s qualities not trainable

As a long-time reader of the Auburn Journal, I was delighted to read the front-page story about “Placer High School grad’s ‘best cover letter ever’  an ...

Media Life: Placer grad’s no-nonsense e-mail spreads from Wall Street to world

  AUBURN CA - Placer High grad Matt Ross’ straightforward e-mail request to a Wall Street financial firm for an internship continues to gain mileage over the worldwide ...

Placer High grad’s “best cover letter ever” a viral sensation

AUBURN CA - Best job application letter ever? For Placer High grad Matt Ross, a simple, plainspoken plea for a job to a Wall Street firm has turned him into an overnight media sen ...

Matt Ross a superb athlete

Recently the Sacramento Bee published its High School Athletes of the Year feature. Unfortunately, missing from the robust list of 30 honorable mention nominees was Placer High Sch ...

New grads share their summer plans

For most teens, getting a job or traveling may be the typical summer plan. For others, focusing on a sport occupies most of their vacation. Following are four profiles on 209 Place ...

Placer seniors seek to go out on top

After suffering a stress fracture the first week of April, Placer High leadoff hitter Jordan Arndt missed 12 games. “He had a tough time with it,” said catcher Joel Thys. “H ...

True scholar-athletes

Anyone involved with the Placer High athletic program already knew Matt Ross was one of the top student-athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS). The senior was officially recogn ...

Placer rallies in San Diego

Matt Ross was masterful again, allowing two hits while striking out 12 as Placer rallied for a 3-1 win over Canyon Crest Academy in the opening round of the 59th annual San Diego L ...