I have to answer that in front of 200 people ... all my ideas are boring ... anyone have any witty advice?
Mike Lantry, 1972
Should go with your own boring answers rather than lying and using advice you've never actually gotten.
Going to Michigan and choosing naval aviation after 4 years in the NROTC program were two of the smartest career decisions I ever made. You may see me doing the fly over at Michigan Stadium in my F-18 one day...that's the dream anyway.
Guys in my squadron have flown flybys at Mariners games/ KC Chiefs games.
I'm interning with NGC, working on GSE for their electronics on the Growler. My manager did similar work on the EA6B back in the day.
That Growler is gonna be some serious bad-assery for the Navy. Just wish it would come on line a few years earlier.
Yvan Eht Nioj
Got to see the world, held amazing positions in the Navy and gained valuable experiences and lessons. Landed me my dream job after service.
Always thought I lived more at 25 than most in a lifetime. Best decision I ever made.
Oh, wait. That's those other guys. The ones in cammo.
If not I'm a super dork.
Don't forget about Future Tech for the 10% score bump
When I first watched this with my Dad he burst out laughing... and I was asked him... "How did they know plastics were going to be so amazing?"
And after some explaining I realized that joke will forever be lost on my generation and for many many generations to come :(
That and Cool Hand Luke are my favorite movies of all time... and I think Mr. Culbertson at Huron would concur with me.
I've been listening to my gut since I was 14 years old, and frankly speaking, I've come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.
One piece of advice I WISH I'd gotten, though, would have been to avoid law school. I happened to enter at the worst possible time in the last 50 years. So... shit.
currently in law school as well...not worth the cost of loans in my opinion
I graduated last year and passed the bar last summer and still haven't found a lawyer position.
I'm hiring partner at my firm (sorry, but we're full right now). The legal market is the worst I've ever seen it. The pitiful salaries firms can offer people right now because of the glut of attorneys on the market make it not worthwhile to go to law school because it will take forever to pay off the student loans. Small and mid-sized firms I know were offering first year associates $50,000 ten years ago are now offering $30,000 and not always with benefits.
By the way, you can blame the law schools for much of this. I only graduated law school 13 years ago and since then the number of law schools and spots in those schools nationally has doubled. Colleges and these independent law schools like Thomas Cooley in Michigan know it costs nothing to open a school (empty building and a small full time faculty, fill in the rest with adjunct professors/local lawyers. You don't even need a library full of books any more since most research is done online), they can charge an arm and a leg and churn out as many grads as they can with no regard of what happens once they've matriculated. Not bitching about the quality of grads (although I think its declining) but the sheer number coming out is causing salaries to go down.
I'm in agreement with you there.
I've been contacted by employers and they have basically said, that since the market is so tight, they can hire an execptional candidate for a lowball offer.
That being said everything is cycical and people who are just starting law school should see a different market by the time they graduate.
"Never drink at lunch. But never let your boss drink alone." This came moments before I boarded a plane at Toledo Express to start my job in San Francisco. Pretty much the most sage advice I have gotten. Second best; "Never be afraid to be the one person in the room that will make a decision." Also, my Father.
Excellent advice. Very often in life you and your group will do the things that you prefer if you're the one willing to make the decision when everyone else is just saying "I don't know, what do you think?"
Go Big or Go Home - Johnny Tsunami
Dont be a slacker
Don't ever say "can't" to me again. I hate that fucking word.
"Never dip your pen in the company ink."
Funny, got that same advice and never understood what it meant, so I banged a bunch of girls at work. Oh well.
Never take a dip in the secretarial pool.
I would agree, but I've been dating a girl I met at work for two and a half years... so pick the good ones?
Or I guess just don't pick with your baser intentions.
from The Office episode entitled "Business School." (Season 3, Episode 16)
No Hulu or YouTube clips available, my apologies.
"The harder you work, the luckier you get. You'd better believe I'm the luckiest person in the office."~My dad.
"If you ever question whether or not your current career is right for you, look to where you think the career will wind up. If you don't like it, identify where you think you no longer would find your career interesting. But don't forget to identify what skills/experiences you can gain along the way." ~ Homeless man
The quote at the bottom of my post is my advise to you.
But the 2 Girls 1 Cup girls were just doing their job!
These words of wisdom were told to me at the age of 18 by a wise sage on the topic of asking a girl out. However, they ring true for many situations life may throw at you. The main theme is: don't be a pussy and worry about striking out. If you want something, go for it.
You can clean it up a bit if need be.
"but remember ...a job is better than no job."
The head of my program after explaining what we should make and look for in a job upon graduation
want to. My parents always encouraged me to do whatever I want if it made me happy and I could live self sufficiently. Do what you want that makes you happy. If you're not happy then you won't do your best and thus you'll fail. Find something that you're truly passionate about and persue it. Some of the greatest people in this world do just that everyday. (look at Brian as an example).
It was something along the lines of "Make sure you have enough to eat before you go chasing your dreams."
Lord loves a workin' man , Don't trust whitey , See a doctor and get rid of it .... Best advice ever given !
What can I say? I'm old.
my advice is to apply for as many jobs as possible. The more you throw out there, the better your chance for landing something. The worst thing that can happen is they say no or never get back to you.
Never drink beer through a straw.
The best advice I ever got were from Spagett and Dr. Steve Brule. Look them up - sage advice indeed!
"You've got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don't settle"
Seriously, the happiest engineers I know are the ones who aren't engineers anymore.
:) Great advice.
Of course, I decided to go to law school instead. Look elsewhere in the thread to see how that turned out.