Check out this great article I found in the Washington Post by Patricia McGuire:
“She leaned forward, eager in her business suit, pen agitating above her notebook, salad untouched as she launched right into the “informational interview” about my career path.
‘So, how did you become a college president?’ she asked, anxious to embrace my recipe for career success.
‘I stuffed envelopes,’ I said matter-of-factly.
Her pen stopped in mid-air. She gave me a stony glance.
‘No, really, I want to be a college president. Tell me how you did it — what did you study, what positions did you hold, how did you climb the ladder?’
I put down my fork and smiled at her, conjuring my best conspiratorial tone.
‘Let me tell you my big secret,’ I said softly, as she leaned forward.’ I volunteered.’
Looking puzzled, she put down her pen to take a nibble of a roll. I encouraged her to eat — sustenance being essential for the stamina necessary in a presidency. As she munched, I launched into my story.
After I graduated from Trinity, I stayed active with our Alumnae Association. In the days before email, Facebook and Twitter, stuffing thousands of envelopes with …Learn More