Monday, May 9, 2016

What now Wesley would have told college age Wesley.....

Things I wish I would have known in college:

-Get good enough grades in school, but don't worry if you're one of the lower GPA's in your friend group. Your friends are ridiculously smart, nearly across the board. You aren't going to medical school or business school. Employers are going to are more about your ability to get a job done well and be a pleasant enough person in an office environment than that one terrible grade in environmental science. (Though remember how in  that poli sci class you and Keli would race through tests to see who could get done first and you'd both get A's? That was hilarious AND badass).

- Look at the clock. Is it anytime after 2:00AM on a Tuesday? You probably don't need to be up right now. Are you doing something super fun and making awesome memories? No? Get up, turn off the America's Next Top Model marathon and go to bed. This way you won't be dead on your feet tomorrow after a full day of school and a shift at Barnes and Noble.

-Take advantage of all of the free or almost free activities that school offers. I know you already do it some, but you really should do it more. Remember how you never went to the parties at the roller skating rink because you were scared of falling down in front of people? Just go to the roller skating rink.

-You know how everyone talks about networking and you think it sounds kind of gross, like a one person tooting your own horn please give me a job parade? It can be, but it doesn't have to be. Just don't be afraid to talk to people and ask them questions. You can talk about normal things, or at least job related things but in a normal way. Don't be overly concerned about this. This seems to be one of those things that people emphasis a lot and then it's not really as big a part of your happenings as you think (though other people in other fields may be different).

- Don't go to Taco Bell. Don't do it.


  1. Such a fun post! It's always fun to reminisce of years past. There's so many things I would tell myself too :). (Aka I might steal this idea :)


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