Textbook knowledge is separate from knowing how to learn. Learn about how choices can cultivate confidence.
- I loved Michigan State. It was a great school, huge, 45,000 students when I was there. I did my undergraduate there and bounced around a lot of majors 'til I found advertising which put it together for me. And then, I was thinkin' hm, I know you're going to find this crazy, because I've worked for over 30 years really hard, but it seems like I knew somethin' when I was 20, 21, and I thought, I'm going to work for a long time. Do I really want to go to work right now? I thought, no, I'm going to go to grad school. So, I took out a loan to go to grad school and I took a class in London for six weeks, and then I ran around Europe for eight more weeks and spent every penny of my loan. I came back to grad school at Michigan State, and I worked three jobs. I was a nanny every afternoon, Monday through Thursday, I rented apartments on Saturday and Sunday, and I worked in a seafood restaurant on Friday and Saturday. And I paid back for 10 years my loan, $53.88 a month for 10 years, and it was the best money I ever spent for two reasons. One is, graduate school at Michigan State was about teaching you how to think and how to learn. So it was very different than my undergraduate experience. It was all open-ended, it was all discussion, debating papers, and really facing a new problem and trying to figure out what you're going to do with it to solve it and move things forward. The second thing is, I will say that I learned as much in that eight week time running around Europe by myself with a train pass not necessarily where I was going, meeting new people, new languages, new countries. I learned as much there as I did in school and what that experience taught me is really the confidence that anything's possible, that I could walk into any room and any situation even if I didn't know people, even if I wasn't familiar with the customs, and have a great experience.
This course was created by genConnectU. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- The why of advertising
- The importance of mentors and influencers
- Curating your path
- Getting hired
- Finding the right culture
- Comparing agencies of different sizes
- Being creative
- Investing in relationships and partnerships
- Driving decisions with data
- Emphasizing equality
- Giving back to your community
- Balancing your personal life
- Lessons for Millennials