You just want to say one word to me. Just one word.
You can make it “plastics” if you want, but I’d really like to hear peoples’ best 1-word bit of advice … leave it as a comment.
Oh, but why, you ask? Because yesterday was my graduation – I now have an MBA, from Babson College. It took 3 1/2 years of mostly 2 nights in the classroom each semester and comprised 19 courses, ranging from Accounting & Finance to Negotiations to “Creative Destruction”. Over that time I was part of 7 group projects, and worked with classmates from at least 10 countries (Japan, Peru, Chile, S. Korea, China, India, Pakistan, Germany, Sweden, Spain). It was fun, in a weird way, mainly because of the diversity of the topics. My job is a pretty interesting one, but still it is a single product in a single industry. In the program I did cases and papers on companies ranging from small family businesses, to startups, industrial manufacturing, global conglomerates and technology leaders.
But now its done and now I have to apply this learning to the real world. I do wonder about much the same things as younger graduates – where to go and how to get there. I’d love to hear your 1-word advice – or, if you can’t keep it to one word, try for a “Go west, young man!” type of sentence.