You won’t believe this but I went to a mentoring program at Rosemont last night. AS A MENTOR! Knocked me for a loop when I was invited, too.
Here are some of the bits of advice I handed out…
“Nurse? You want to be a nurse? You want to touch rashes and get coughed on and stick needles in people and clean up shit and vomit? You sure on that one?”
“My hints for interviewing? Well, if you are being interviewed by the hiring manager, don’t come across as too smart or too aggressive because they’ll think you are a threat to their position and won’t hire you, it’s best to come across as slightly incompetent.”
“You are a business major and you need advice as to what recession-proof industry to go into? I’ve got two words for you…. FUNERAL DIRECTOR”
“Graduate School? Me? Nah, I always figured if I needed an advanced degree I’d just hire a person with one.”
“I’d absolutely suggest an internship… and running over there and getting me a cookie and a Sierra Mist.”
There were a lot of blank stares and a few tears. I had fun.