College Grads Vie for Jobs Driving Wienermobile

They're looking to beef up their resumes in the driver's seat of a giant hot dog

By Sam Schulz
|  Monday, Jun 18, 2012  |  Updated 9:39 AM CDT
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Think the job market's tough? Try vying for a stint behind the wheel of a Wienermobile.

More than 1,000 college seniors from all over the United States have been applying for just 12 spots at Hot Dog High in Madison, Wis., in the hopes of steering one of the Oscar Mayer frankfurter-shaped vehicles, a company spokesman told the Wisconsin State Journal.

Before entering the broader job market, graduates of the three-week program spend a year criss-crossing the U.S.  in the 27-foot-long Wienermobiles, wishing gawkers a "bun-derful day" and hawking company products.

"It's a huge deal," one 23-year-old newbie hotdogger told the Journal.

She and her 11 classmates took a crash course in how not to crash one of the six Wienermobiles, especially while parking, and were introduced to the vehicle's famous horn that plays the song "Oh, I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener."

It's unclear what sort of job a stint as a hotdogger prepares one for, but one newbie dogger is heading to law school afterward.

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