Question of the Day

Every day I asked my team a Question of the Day.  My team consists of 44 – “20-Somethings” that, for some, are in their first professional gig.  They are all college graduates working in advertising with me and a true delight. My questions are sometimes funny, sometimes humorous and sometimes challenging.  I thought I would share some of their answers from my latest question…they’re quite good.  Maybe one of two can challenge you…no matter the age! 

 

Question of the Day: What One Piece of Advice Would You Give to a Graduating Senior From High School Getting Ready to Venture Out?

 

  • Make sure you always have a plan B.
  • Major in something that’s a trade like accounting or engineering. There are a lot more jobs in demand for those types.
  • Have a balanced college life.
  • Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
  • I would emphasize to them not to rush themselves when it comes to choosing what they want to do in life, don’t rush to pick a major, maybe take a year off before going to college, realize that any great success or anything worth having in life, takes lots and lots of time and hard work, so be patient and practice practice practice. Know that you’re not going to be awesome your first try, what’s important is that you keep trying and trying, and learn from every mistake you make.
  • Set goals of all sizes; daily/weekly goals but also bigger goals academically and professionally. Always strive to accomplish them and you will always be working toward something you want.
  • The most important thing you can do to succeed in life is to show up.  Show up to class.  Show up to practice.  Show up to work.  Show up to support your friends and family.  Show up for life.  Success takes being there.
  • Know who you are and what you stand for.  
  • Laugh as often as you can and enjoy the moments you have with the people you love.
  • Remember that the world needs people who will give a hand up, not a handout. Help people who don’t have what you have.  
  • To have as much fun as you can but to be conscience of your future/rest of your life.
  • Learn the credit card game.
  • Study hard so you can play hard.
  • Enjoy college and travel as much as possible
  • Starting in the late fall or early winter, begin looking for internship opportunities that match your interested or career goals. 
  • Dont spend to many hours playing video games. Applying the hours that would be spend on video games to something more stimulating or informative could pay huge dividends later down the road, especially allocating those hours at this young an age.
  • You are in control of your own life.  No one is going to hold your hand during this journey.  You need to be driven and make the most of what you have been given.  The observer creates reality. Seize the day.
  • Find your passion, follow it, and the rest of life will fall into place as long as you are nice to people and brush your teeth.
  • Never be afraid to take chances because 10 years from now would you rather be asking yourself “what if?” or saying “oh well” ??
  • what you put into something is what you will get out of it. Nothing is just handed to you in life, you have to work hard to get where you want to be.  
  • I would say my advice is to set reachable goals, so the transition from high school to college or a job is smoother.
  • I would stress time management when you get to college. It’s important to have fun but make sure you are managing your time well and balancing out your schoolwork and social life. Too much of either one can have a negative effect.  
  • Follow you passions, attain your goals, but know that sometimes the wave of life will throw you off course, just maintain your breath and continue to get back up on the board, and you will find success.
  • Don’t be nervous for the future. Everything always works out in the end.
  • Go to college!!! Seriously, it is the best time of your life!
  • Make sure you do your “homework” on all the colleges/programs you’re interested in as well as scholarship opportunities.
  • Don’t be afraid to change your mind (as far as your major/path)
  • Don’t pick a major just because your friends did or because you think you should or it’s the safe choice. Pick something you’re actually interested in, you may be in that field for a while you should at least like it.
  • Make sure to do internships or related work while you’re still in school
  • Don’t wait until the last minute (senior year) to start planning for after college, it goes by much quicker than you think!
  • College is the time to learn and explore on your terms.  So don’t forget to have fun, take chances, try new things, travel, and meet new people. All of these experiences make up who you are and you never know what you will discover or who you will meet that could change your life indefinitely.

 

Keep Sweeping!

 

 

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