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writer's journal 3-23

writer's journal 3-23 - where you can apply your strengths...

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Will Boas Writer’s Journal 3/23/2011 “See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to coatch a ride, you can go places,” (Stephenson 378). When I first read this quote, I immediately related it to finding a job in the real world. I can also relate it to the presentation I received yesterday by the head of career services. This happened during my Student Senate meeting last night. The world is full of things more powerful than us. I read this sentence thinking there is always someone better than you at something. One cannot be the best at everything. The lady from career services talked about applying your strengths; figuring out what you’re good at and finding a job to apply that strength. That makes a job easy. It is important to find a job that you find easy
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Unformatted text preview: where you can apply your strengths because that is generally something one would enjoy doing. I look at the second phrase in the passage “But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places” and thought along the same lines. This came to me as a form of networking and important that is. Figuring out how to get an in with a big time individual can lead you to great success. The career services lady said to always be on alert mode, you know ever know what opportunities you may find or who you may talk to. She told stories of students getting internships and jobs by talking to random strangers on airplane flights or in the grocery store. These are the kind of people who go out of their comfort zone, and these are the people who will be successful in life....
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