While I’m not going to do this justice, Sheila Cavanaugh’s presentation on Tuesday night was too inspiring for me to not attempt to post some of her message.
When you wake up every morning, remember that you’ll never have another today. Make it worth it. The rest of you life is a question mark, so make sure you don’t settle.
If you don’t have a job the day you graduate, don’t fret. Keep at it. Things happen for a reason. You’ll find a job and, more often than not, another after that.
Just because you work in the corporate world, doesn’t mean you can’t serve your community. Companies have community outreach and development programs that do wonderful things locally and globally.
In a world full of criticism, take time to praise others. Years ago, Sheila decided to start a movement to write letters of thanks and praise to help balance out the letters of disappointment and anger companies often receive. Try to make your positive comments outnumber the negative.
Every person you meet in life is there to serve a purpose – to teach, to learn, to inspire, to challenge – don’t underestimate each interaction. You might be passing up the chance to develop a life-long relationship.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so don’t miss Sheila the next time she visits campus.
That about wraps up our workshops and dinner speakers for the semester. Stay tuned for posts about Prof. Chu’s financial portfolio class, CAM, and the Finance bootcamp we have in the works!
Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Studies
Director, Entrepreneurial Studies & Pre-business Advisor