I’m a celebrity!
No I’m not. Not even close. BUT – A professor at my alma mater asked me a few weeks back if I’d be willing to come to Endicott and speak with undergrads about market research, my experiences in the industry, and generally share advice with the soon-to-be grads. So of course I said yes, and it was so much fun!
I was expecting the discussion to be rather lackluster, especially when I learned that today is the Friday before “spring break,” and clearly everyone would be thoroughly checked out. But, surprisingly, the kids paid attention, were interested in what I had to say, and asked a lot of questions. Nothing like people being in awe of your, and I quote, fabulous life to make you feel a little socialite-esque. 🙂
After the class, where I shared my experiences with qual and quant market research, some of the funnier moments I’ve had so far, the places I’ve gotten to travel to, and offered up some resume and career-starting advice, I had a great talk with the professor who asked me to possibly come and speak to some additional classes of hers. Peachy!
And did I mention that Endicott College is looking great these days? Being on campus re-instilled a pride in me that I haven’t felt about EC in a while. I’m happy to be involved as an alum, and hope my little 50 minutes of fame today helped some of these students in learning about a potential career path.
That’s it for now!