Your college classes, college major and that shiny piece of paper with your name on it (ie. diploma) don’t define you. Anyone can learn how to artfully cram for a test, and memorize countless theories, statistics and historical events.
For those who know me, I know you are probably shocked I wrote that. I went to college and got my degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Go Tigers! I wouldn’t take away any of my college experiences. As cliche as it sounds, I made some of my best friends and learned the most about myself from those four years in Columbia.
However, learning doesn’t stop when you get your diploma. In fact, the best professionals in my opinion are lifelong students.
The real professional world is different than college. It’s about applying yourself and getting shit done. It’s about embracing trial and error, experimentation, having a blue collar work ethic and learning from failures.
- “Keep learning about anything and everything. Don’t settle. If you’re smartest person in a room, you’re in the wrong room.” -Matt Nowak
- “Every day is an audition. Work hard to make a good first impression and then continue to impress.” – Rachel Perkins
- “Learn how to make a budget and stick to it. Start now that things might be a little tight…this way when more money starts coming in you will know how to manage it in a smart way.” – Mo Morales Lisac