Last week I trekked up to my undergraduate Alma mater to address students who were being honored for earning a 3.8 or higher GPA. With the intent of not crushing this group of overachievers, I tried to explain that their GPAs don’t really matter outside of college.
It was a bit of a risk, but everything I said was from the heart. And it was also a chance for me to talk about my mentor, Don Harley, who had an incredible impact on my transition from college to career.
You can download a PDF of the transcript of my talk.
And here are the slides I used while speaking:
A big thanks to the folks at UNH who asked me to speak -- An even bigger thanks to the students who took the time to listen. I really hope that some of it resonated.
And to my ol' partner-in-crime and fellow UNH alumni, Susan Basas, you were (as usual) invaluable in helping to organize my thoughts.